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3 steps to reduce your thighs

Women everywhere complain about the size of their thighs. Fat and cellulite have a way of ending up there – especially in the upper, inner thigh area.

I’m often asked how to quickly and easily reduce fat in this unwanted thigh region, so today’s article is all about reducing your thighs.

First I need to remind you that it’s not possible to spot reduce fat from one single part of your body, so my 3 steps to reduce your thighs will work by reducing your body fat percentage as a whole. It sure would be great if we could point a magic wand and make fat shrink from one particular spot, but that’s just not how the human body it built.

The great news is that your entire body will become leaner and sexier in addition to your thighs shrinking!

Here are my 3 steps to Reduce Your Thighs…

Reduce Thighs Step #1: Ban Liquid Calories

Liquid calories are a major problem for many, resulting in countless unwanted pounds and inches around their thighs. These calories are easy to overlook, since you’re just drinking and not actually eating anything, but don’t doubt for a second that they are adding up quickly.

The best strategy to take, when your goal is to reduce your thighs, is to cut out liquid calories completely. This is an easy way to instantly cut hundreds of calories per day without feeling deprived. Simply replace those high calorie beverages with water or unsweetened coffee or tea.

I’m sure you are aware of which beverages in your diet contain calories, but I’ll remind you with this list anyways: sweetened coffee drinks, blended coffee drinks, smoothies, sodas, energy drinks, alcoholic drinks…

Stick with water and unsweetened coffee and tea and watch how quickly you drop in size.

Reduce Thighs Step #2: Focus on Protein and Fiber

Want to know what lean, fit people all have in common? They focus all of their meals and snacks around protein and fiber and avoid sugar and simple carbs. It’s really that simple.

Now when you look at your current diet, which is likely filled with high carb and high sugar items, then making the switch to a diet focused around protein and fiber may seem hard to do. The truth is that any change is difficult, but once you make it you’ll quickly adjust and will begin a whole new, leaner lifestyle.

Cut out the packaged, high carb and high sugar items from your diet. Plan each meal around vegetables and lean proteins. This simple nutritional shift will make all of the difference in quickly dropping your body fat.

Reduce Thighs Step #3: Exercise Smart

There’s exercise, and then there’s smart exercise.

Exercise is good, and will get you to burn some calories and even build some muscle. It will raise your metabolism and improve your cardiovascular health. It will even reduce your thighs. All very good things.

Smart exercise will get you more of these benefits in less time.

So what makes exercise smart?

By doing a progression of movements with increasing intensity. By changing your workout often, to keep your body guessing. By varying your speed and range of motion. By incorporating complex, full body movements. By stimulating different muscle groups in each session.

abs

Want flat abs?

So you want the secret to enviable abs?

Well, get in line. So does everyone else.

It’s puzzling that something so desirable is completely elusive for most people. Especially when it IS fully possible for you to dramatically shape up your waistline.

Yes, you. Y-O-U.

My clients routinely lose weight and transform their bodies. You can do it too.

I’m going to end the mystery for you now, once and for all. So forget everything you’ve heard about how to get flat, toned abs.

The true secret to great abs is a winning combination of fat burning cardio, resistance training and clean eating. That’s it: Exercise and Eating.

Simple enough, once you understand how to do it.

Your Exercise Routine: An effective exercise routine includes intense cardiovascular training with effective resistance training. Are you doing this?

Sorry, but walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes isn’t a fat blasting routine. And neither is a leisurely 20 minutes on the elliptical machine. Cardio exercise is all about maintaining a high level of intensity.

You need to push yourself.

Resistance training is the second side to a fat burning workout. This means working your major muscle groups against challenging resistance in a way that stimulates your metabolism.

The key is to find the right intensity and to keep each muscle group guessing.

Your Diet: Diet is a big stumbling block for most people—especially as it relates to their abs. If your diet is out of control then your abs will be too, plain and simple. You can’t trim your waist without trimming the junk from your diet.

Start by keeping your total calories in check. Do you know how many calories you eat? The best way to find out is to record everything you eat for a few days. Tally the number of calories that you eat each day and do an evaluation—feel free to recruit me to help out with this part. Together we’ll chart improvements for your diet and adjust your calories for maximum results.

Also, stop eating junk food. While this may seem obvious, your definition of “junk food” may need to be updated. Any item with refined sugar, such as soft drinks, blended coffee drinks, cookies, cakes, packaged snacks, and other sinfully sweet treats, need to be off-limits. As a rule of thumb, write all processed or refined items off as junk food.

Do you want to flatten and sculpt your abs once and for all? It’s time to decide that you really want it. Commit to yourself—you deserve it.

See me for fat-blasting workouts that deliver serious results. Together we will get you on a program that will melt the fat off your abs, exposing amazing shape and definition.

 

Jolene Goring is the Fitness Director of Geo-Fit Personal Training. Jolene is Scottsdale’s Premier Health and Fitness Expert. She has been featured in USA TODAY, is a best-selling author, is a member of America’s Premier Fitness Experts, a regular contributing writer to the Fitness Expert Network, and is the host of the fitness and nutrition show ‘Fitrition’.

RnR, Photo: Cox James

RnR, Jolene Gorine To Host Yoga Event, Brunch & Burn

It’s Saturday, and you’re up at 8 a.m. This leads to two questions: One, why? And two, what could you possibly do that early that will not only get your body moving and burning calories, but will also provide a healthy brunch post-workout? Brunch & Burn at RnR.

Beginning Saturday, September 22, RnR is transforming it’s upstairs patio into a personal yoga studio. Here, you’ll have the chance to harness your flow of energy while enjoying the fall breeze and early-morning air.

Classes, held at 9 a.m., will be led by Jolene Goring, fitness director of Geo-Fit Personal Training. Scottsdale’s Premier Health and Fitness Expert, Goring has been featured in USA TODAY, is a best-selling author, is a member of America’s Premier Fitness Experts, is a regular contributing writer to the Fitness Expert Network, and is currently working on a nationwide fitness video series.

After you’ve endured the slow-paced session, your body flexible and ready to take on the day, fuel up with RnR’s healthy dishes, including the Egg White Turkey Scramble (apply turkey sausage with roasted red peppers, spinach and scrambled egg whites and a side of home fries) and Protein Pancakes (made with granola, oatmeal, blueberries and apple butter).

And what’s a brunch without mimosas? Guests will also receive two drink tickets, redeemable for either a mimosa or a bloody mary.

Come stretch, sip and socialize at Brunch & Burn at RnR. Classes will be held from Saturday, September 22 through Saturday, October 13, and will begin at 9 a.m. — sharp. Tickets are $30 per person. Please visit Geo-Fit’s website to purchase tickets.

Visit RnR for Brunch & Burn:

3737 N. Scottsdale Rd.,
Old Town Scottsdale
(480) 945-3353
rnrscottsdale.com

Geo-Fit Personal Training

Geo-Fit Personal Training Combines Yoga With Wine

Need a little motivation to tone the abs and sculpt the thighs? According to Jolene Goring, Geo-Fit Personal Training fitness director, yoga and wine is the perfect mix of health and fun. She isn’t the only one who thinks so.

Wine has been proven to complement yoga. According to wellness guru David Romanelli, wine can help you relax and find your inner peace, which is part of yoga’s mission. Yoga and wine can intertwine for maximum bliss.

Scottsdale-based Geo-Fit offers a home yoga and wine package typically used for birthdays, date night, girls night or just because.

Goring says that her two main types of clients are couples having date night at home or girlfriends getting together for some fun.

“I used to train a lot of husband-and-wife clients who would invite me to stay for wine after their sessions,” Goring says. “One night I was talking with a couple, and they came up with the idea.”

Since post-workout chatting with couples and friends over glassfuls of wine became the norm, Goring decided to implement this duo into her business.

The package is the new craze. Goring says her Thursday and Friday nights are filled to the brim each week with clients who want to stay healthy, but have fun, too. Lots of people around the Valley are making wine drinking a post-workout activity.

“It’s gotten really popular because it’s new and exciting,” Goring says. “It motivates them to know they’ll get wine.”

A typical session lasts for 45 minutes and then the fun begins. Following the workout, there is a wine and cheese tasting to provide a bit of a reward. Also offered are add-ons such as makeup services for ladies going out after, chair massages and facials, to name a few.

“They can choose whether they want more of a relaxing workout or something intense,” Goring says. “Then we do the wine tasting.”

The yoga and wine package starts at $150 and additional costs are assessed based on the number of people and add-ons.

“I’ve gotten fitness in front of a lot more people because the package inspires you to be active,” Goring says.

According to Goring, a lot of people don’t like going to the gym. Visiting clients’ homes bearing wine allows them to get fit in a comfortable atmosphere with a tangible incentive.

“It inspires people because there’s a treat afterwards,” Goring says. “It sets a healthy standard.”

Geo-Fit Personal Training

15678 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop, #103
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 510-5305
geo-fit.com