I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your health and fitness needs. I’ll add to it as I learn more, but you’ll notice that in the future I will reference this page quite often. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!
My Most Recommended
If you look at nothing else on this page, these are the five that you should know about. I find myself recommending these resources again and again, to clients, family and friends. I use them because they make my life easier, and I’m confident you’ll agree too.
PUSH: This book is perfect if you need a system to help transform your body, diet and life. Fitness superstar Chalene Johnson creates a totally unique 30-day system that will help you reset their priorities, get your life together, and lose weight for good.
21 Day Fix Program: Knowing what to eat and how much to eat is critical for sustainable weight loss. No counting calories or points because the color coded food containers and meal guide make it SUPER simple to be successful. This program transformed my eating habits and has helped hundreds of clients and friends lose weight.
Fixate Cookbook: 101 simple, healthy and easy-to-follow recipes. There is a perfect variety for you and your family; also includes Paleo, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian recipes.
5-Day Plank Challenge: I love plank exercises because they work multiple muscles, help improve core strength and can be done at home. This is a FREE challenge I have shared with clients, friends and on my Facebook page. Beginner and intermediate options are available for all fitness levels!
TRX Training Home Kit: I love TRX, use it myself and with clients. You build strength with your own body weight. This kit is portable & easy to use. This kit comes with all the equipment PLUS 6 workouts – in 15 and 30-minute sessions. Perfect for beginners to expert.
Bosu Balance Trainer: BOSU Balance Trainer combines all the elements of fitness cardiovascular toning and flexibility into unique and highly effective combinations. This specific package includes everything you need – BOSU Balance Trainer, 4-in-1 workout DVD, 2 workouts from the Xplode Series DVD, owner’s manual and foot pump.
Foam Roller: Rolling can help reduce muscle and joint pain, enhance your athletic performance and improve mobility.
Nutrition & Supplements
Protein Powder: Our family loves this and as my teen athletes say “it takes like chocolate milk!” — More importantly, recover takes advantage of the critical post-workout window with the ideal combination of time-released proteins and phytonutrients to help facilitate muscle recovery while helping to reduce muscle breakdown. Take Recover after every workout to help combat exercise-induced muscle soreness, speed muscle recovery, support muscle growth, and restore your strength.
PB2: This is a great substitute for Peanut Butter because it has less fat calories than traditional peanut butter. Add it to your smoothies and shakes.
The Compound Effect: This book is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire.
Break Out!: We were not created to just get by with average, unrewarding or unfulfilling lives. God created us to leave our marks on our generations. Every person has seeds of greatness planted within by the Creator. When life weighs upon us, pushing us down, limiting our thinking, labeling us in negative ways, we have what it takes to overcome and rise above into the fullness of our destinies. In his dynamic, inspiring and faith-building new book, BREAK OUT: Five Ways To Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life, best-selling author Joel Osteen provides practical steps and encouragement for creating a life without limitations.
You are BADASS: Bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.
How Successful People Think: This is a quick and compact read. You’ll learn how to capture the big picture while focusing your thinking. You’ll find out how to tap into your creative potential, develop shared ideas, and derive lessons from the past to better understand the future. With these eleven keys to more effective thinking, you’ll clearly see the path to personal success.
Home Workout Programs
Insanity Max:30: One of my favorite workouts, and I love trainer ShaunT! If you want to push your limits and get to another fitness level then this is your solution! There’s no equipment needed in these killer cardio and strength workouts. Just push to your MAX and get insane results in 30 minutes a day.
PiYo: Using your body weight, you’ll perform low-impact, high-intensity movements inspired by Pilates and yoga. The result? Long, lean muscles, a high, firm booty, and tight, flat, sexy abs. With PiYo, you’ll work every single muscle to stabilize, stretch, and strengthen every inch of your body .. and burn crazy calories!
Beachbody On-Demand: This club membership gives you unlimited access to digital workouts that can stream and play on your computer, iphone … connects anywhere with internet connection. Makes it very easy for people who travel or would rather workout in the gym. Also includes meal plans, step-by-step program guides.
P90: This is a great program for beginners. It includes shorter workouts that are simple, doable, and less extreme than his others P90X programs, but still just as effective. It’s made to change your body right away—regardless of your age or fitness level.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I have experience with all of these products, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.