Animal Flow Yoga – Instructor Mike Fitch
Mike Fitch is the Founder/President of Global Bodyweight Training, and creator of the Animal Flow Workout. As a bodyweight training specialist, he is an innovator in reintroducing the power and effectiveness of movement-based training, with his style featured in Men’s Health as “the Evolution of Fitness.” With 15 years experience as a fitness professional, he is cross-trained in disciplines from power lifting and sport-specific training to gymnastics, parkour, breakdancing, and general bodyweight conditioning. Certifications: NSCA, NASM, CHEK, AAHFRP
Baby Bootie Camp – Instructor Nicole Glor
NikkiFitness, Nicole Glor, is 35-year-old mom, fitness expert, author of The Slimnastics Workout, and the star of 8 fitness DVDs including Hard Core Abs DVD, Fit Travel Workout DVD, Booty Camp, Red Carpet Runway Workout, Military Wife Workout, Baby Bootie Camp, and the Beach Bride Destination Wedding Workout (Amazon). Nikki’s workouts have been featured in over 100 national media outlets including the New York Times, Fox & Friends, GMA Health, Shape, Self, Fitness, and Women’s Health, and she appears weekly on national TV. She is also an AFAA certified NYC personal trainer, group fitness instructor at Crunch in Manhattan, and a 200hr RYT YogaFit/Yoga Alliance trained yoga instructor. Her “Slimnastics” workouts focus on multitasking toning and plyomentric cardio intervals (HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training) to cut workout time in half and boost metabolism. Search for “NikkiFitness” on Facebook and Twitter and get her newsletters, music playlists, video demos and DVDs at www.nikkifitness.com.
Baby Bootie Camp Until They Grow Up!
When I first had my baby, other moms warned me that there would be no time to work out. Pushing the stroller and picking up toys should burn enough calories to make us all look like supermodels, right? Wrong.
I found that I had to work out, and wanted to to feel like myself again. I could work out during his naps, but then I didn’t have time to clean the house and shower as well. I decided to make up a routine I could do with him during that first year, so that I could get other things done during his naps. As he got older, I found other ways of fitting in my fitness with my little guy, so here are some of my trainer tips for other moms who want to stay in shape and have quality time with their little ones too!
Being a good fitness role model for your family is better than being a super model anyway!
6 weeks old to 3 years – My Baby Bootie Camp DVD www.nikkifitness.com is a 15 minute routine you can do throughout the day. My baby was my own personal trainer, not wanting little shakes and jiggles to calm him, he wanted me to hold him for lunges and squats! He also loved the baby biceps curls, patty-cake crunches and rocking thigh moves. Check out a demo here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgyWTcZqLfo Also don’t be afraid to push that stroller everywhere, especially to baby-and-me yoga classes, for long walks to work your booty. Running strollers are great for multitasking as well!
3 – 5 years – Scooter time! Trade that stroller in for a toddler scooter and helmet. My little guy can go for over 40 NYC blocks in a single trek, and fast, so I learned to only take him out with the scooter if I was in my running shoes and gym clothes so I could jog and catch up to him in the park or at each street corner for safety.
6+ years – Bike together with your kids to take them to play dates, doctor appointments, and school each morning.
High School – Get your kids involved in track, basketball and other sports you can play together to talk about your day and enjoy the endorphins of exercise together.
At any age – Active vacations! Go places that have adventures like kayaking, zip-lining, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, parasailing, rock-wall climbing and snorkeling. Keep making memories, burning calories and staying active. If you can’t take a trip, find a great set of fitness DVDs or a family gym with gymnastics, Zumba and family yoga for weekend fitness fun!
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CrossFit – Instructor Megan May Reebokcrossfit5thave.com
Megan May began CrossFit in January of 2011 at Reebok CrossFit Miami Beach. She instantly fell in love with the intensity and the community that built around it. With her extensive training and competitive background she began coaching and training heavily at IMT CrossFit and Reebok CrossFit Miami Beach.
Megan is a title holding professional figure competitor in the NGA and WNBF all-natural, bodybuilding and fitness associations as well as holder of the 2009 WNBF “Ms. Fit Body” title. Megan began her training and sports career as a competitive gymnast for 5 years and then moved into coaching. For 11 years she trained, conditioned, and coached nationally ranked gymnasts. In this precision sport, Megan developed a well trained eye for technique, form, and skill.
In addition to Megan’s technical qualifications, she is deeply passionate about fitness and athletics. Megan brings an unmatched, charismatic excitement with her that motivates and empowers individuals to realize their potential. Megan possesses an infectious, genuine love for fitness and is honored to be a motivator and a guide.
“CrossFit is a place that I am able to discover, and be in touch with, my inner warrior. Each WOD is a new opportunity to overcome new challenges, push myself beyond limits, and test my physical strength and my drive within. CrossFit combines power, strength, and skill that all translates perfectly into everyday life.”
Certifications & Education
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
Coaching Prep Course
Carl Paoli Freestyle Connection
Suspended Bodyweight Trainer (SBT)
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer
B.S. in Exercise Science – Magna Cum Laude Honors
SuperBowl Bet Payoff – Michael Does Kelly’s Workout VTR
Today, Michael will try-out Kelly’s AKTinMotion workout, lead by Anna Kaiser who shared some travel tips to help you keep the results coming all summer long, no matter where the summer takes you!
AKT INMOTION’s philosophy of “Movement With a Purpose” was born out of Anna Kaiser’s personal passion and journey as a celebrated fitness authority.
Anna began her fitness career at the elite Reebok Sports Club/NY and The Sports Club/LA, teaching ballet, body conditioning, and dance cardio. From there, she served as Chief Content Officer for fitness personality, Tracy Anderson, establishing the format and vocabulary for the programs, and serving as the preferred trainer for VIP clients. Anna also starred in workout videos including Beachbody’s Insanity and The Denise Austin Series, and she co-created and co-produced Expecting More: The Complete Pregnancy Fitness System for Fit and Healthy Moms-to-Be. Anna has also appeared in music videos for pop stars such as Shakira, toured internationally with the cast of Fame!, served as a principal dancer in Disney’s feature film Enchanted, performed in the 50th Anniversary of Broadway’s West Side Story, and lit up the stage at Carnegie Hall for Showboat.
Anna’s scholastic background reinforces her credibility as an expert. Anna earned a BFA in dance from the University of California in 2002 (Cum Laude) and studied kinesiology, sports medicine, and functional anatomy at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She then went on to earn teaching certificates in Pilates, TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise), and NASM (The National Academy of Sports Medicine).
From these experiences, Anna realized the potential of multi-disciplinary cross-training and dance, but also envisioned a way to evolve personal fitness and teaching into a progressive approach that could challenge your body safely and successfully through every level of fitness. Anna’s diverse background, vigilance to client needs, and unremitted passion for fitness and helping others, are just a few of the qualities that set her apart. CPR/AED.
Travel Tips from Anna Kaiser
1. ALL SYSTEMS GO! Drink LOTS of water. Seriously. This seems so simple, and we always forget the true importance of hydration. It will help regulate all your systems and help get you back on track faster! Sugar/salt cravings, exhaustion, muscle fatigue, cramping, and irregular sleep patterns are side-effects of dehydration!
Trick: Try drinking 6 bottles of water a day. Just keep one with you at all times and count down. Reward yourself at the end of the week (a massage?!) if you meet your daily H2O goals!
2. TAKE OFF! Keep yourself moving! I know your initial reaction is to hit the hammock with a sugary drink and soak in the rays (and I don’t blame you). But after your initial indulgence, find ways to keep yourself active EVERY DAY.
Trick: Whether it’s exploring a new city, scuba-diving, paddle boarding, biking, skiing, or 45min on that resort treadmill… DO IT! It’ll keep your endorphins alive on vacay and your waist trim. Your family will thank you.
3. FOOD CART! Be smart about the cart. RED ALERT. Food does not have fewer calories because you are on vacation. Try one of my favorite tricks: Have it ALL! Let yourself indulge. But KEEP YOUR PORTIONS SMALL.
Trick: Try having five 300-calorie meals a day. It doesn’t matter what they are! Just keep them small and spaced out. Let yourself indulge without encouraging the bulge.
4. MOVIE! Keep motivating exercise tricks with you to help keep you on track!
Trick: Make sure to email for your AKT Travel Vids before you leave to make sure they’re downloaded and ready to go! Need playlist ideas? Let us know and we’ll get you hooked up with some motivating tunes.
5. LANDING! Sleep is key. And sometimes easier when you leave the city. Take advantage and try to catch up on 7-8hrs p/night. This will also help even out your cravings and normalize your circadian rhythms.
Trick: Try to stay awake all day, exercise, and not indulge in naps. Also, eating at least 2 hrs before you sleep is key(eating before bed will keep you awake). Oatmeal w/milk is a fantastic sleep aid! The milk’s protein helps you metabolize the oatmeal’s carbs, which raises serotonin, a hormone that promotes sleep (90min before bed).