3 Top Exercise at Home Tips

Not sure how to fit an effective workout into your new schedule?


Here are my 3 top tips for free, effective, any ability workouts on YouTube (that I actually use) when I don’t have time to go to the gym, or it’s just to cold/hot/crazy outside:


1. For total body conditioning, toning, and getting your heart rate going, Autumn Calabrese from BeachBody is my go-to because she always has someone in the group showing an adaptation (ex: stepping instead of jumping), she recommends stopping forwater/pausing the video whenever needed and she has 10 minute, 20 minute, 30 minute etc., length videos. You can use weights, or not, it’s up to you! Any workout is better than no workout!


2. For yoga, I like Yoga With Adriene because you can literally type in anything into the YouTube search bar (ex: 10 minute post-run yoga for hamstring stretch, or 7 minute wakeup yoga) and she has it. She’s calm, knows her stuff and is comfortable to watch (some videos are a bit racy on YouTube for yoga). All you need is a mat, but you could do the workout without a mat too.


3. For people who like to dance, I love the Fitness Marshall. He teaches you how to dance to popular songs like Britney Spears, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, etc. Over the years, the dances and song choices (and backgrounds of the video) have seriously improved. I can’t get enough of the Fitness Marshall! You will not only burn a TON of calories, you will be laughing the entire time. Now get going and start your workout!FitnessMarshall

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Nicole earned her bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Simmons College while working as a Personal Trainer at Boston Sports Clubs and Gold's Gym. While at Simmons College, she competed in crew, ice hockey and cheerleading. She went on to earn her master's degree in Applied Nutrition with a concentration in Fitness from Northeastern University. Between undergraduate school and graduate school, Nicole completed one year of service under the auspices of AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas as a Wellness Coordinator at a K-12 public charter school. Nicole completed her Dietetic Internship through Wellness Workdays to gain experience in Clinical Dietetics, Community Nutrition, Long Term Care Nutrition, Food Service Management, Corporate Wellness, Private Nutrition Counseling, and Sports Dietetics. Nicole worked as a Research Assistant at Tufts University for a Preliminary Investigation of Civic Engagement as a Novel Approach to Behavior Change and Body Weight Improvement in African American Females: The Change Club Study. Nicole recently launched the clinical and fitness nutrition programs for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital's Home Base Program. For the past few years, Nicole has increased wellness programs at the John Nagle Co. in Boston's Seaport District, bringing in fitness instructors, yoga instructors, the American Heart Association, healthy restaurant options, and health screenings to a diverse population of fisheries workers. More recently, Nicole worked on the Framingham State Food Study with Boston Children's Hospital and is currently working on the Breast Cancer Weight Loss Study with Dana Farber. Nicole continues to help deployed service members and their spouses and partners find and create new avenues for healthy lifestyles before, during, and after deployment. Nicole has experience counseling veterans, professional, adult and college athletes, and individuals and families looking to make changes in their routines to better their health. Nicole lives an active lifestyle and this year completed the Boston Marathon injury and cramp-free. Nicole enjoys educating individuals and groups. Some of the topics she teaches include: Choosing Foods to Improve Your Mood, Eating for Exercise, How to Navigate the Grocery Store, Eat This not That, Building a Balanced Meal, How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off, and Finding Health Sources You Can Trust.

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