Tuesday, 17 January 2012


With a busy schedule, it can be difficult to maintain an active lifestyle and exercise on a regular basis. While I make it a point to get active and workout each day (okay, 6 out of 7 days of the week), as soon as I start to fill up every minute of my schedule, it can be hard to stay on top of things. Especially when school is in full swing (like now), I can't always make it to boxing, zumba, or my new favourite, pilates. And on the ugliest/coldest/most miserable of days, going for a run seems like the worst idea ever. I'll go if it seems like a wise choice, but when the roads are icy or it's just too damn cold, I'll opt out. Instead, I like to pop in a DVD or boot up the ol' computer for an at-home workout.

About a year and a half ago, I invested in the P90X workouts and at first, was an avid P90Xer. The workouts were fantastic for when I wasn't able to make it to the gym, and working out at home was a huge money-saver. Occassionally, I still like to do the P90X workouts--just last night I did a short yoga series. However, I think the main reason I stopped doing the P90X workouts all of the time is because it got boring. I think the videos would be fun to do with someone, but when it's the same workouts week after week (on your own) it can get a little tiresome.

That's why I like BodyRock, a website dedicated to bringing readers daily workout videos, fitness tips, and advice. What's great about the gang at BodyRock is that they're constantly providing new workouts, new ways to tone and condition that keep your muscles having to change and adapt. Oh, and I love how their workouts aren't too long. In fact, some of them are only ten minutes (non-stop, of course, but I've done these ones and they can be really effective).

Right, and have I mentioned that the BodyRockers are totally ripped? Of course, they pride themselves on maintaining a (strict) healthy diet, so if you're doing the BodyRock workouts and eating garbage, don't expect to look as good as these ladies. You have to work for it!

Check out BodyRock for tons of great workouts, fitness and diet advice. If you're looking for a new challenge, why not try their 30 Day Workout Challenge? They guarantee that it will take your regular workouts to the next level, regardless of your physical fitness.

Now, get movin'!

image via bodyrock


  1. I am mesmerized by their bodies.
    Let's do the 30 day challenge!!!

  2. Kirk totally just showed me this site the other week - he uses it sometimes to find new workouts for his clients, and sometimes finds snack recipes there too. Om nom!

    (That being said, I'm still not ripped.)

  3. I have been using their website for a few years now! I bought the pink interval timer, and my sis has the sand bag and bar thingy. They rock!

  4. For someone who prides herself on working out and 'being in shape', even I find some of the workouts (wait, ALL of the workouts I've tried) from this website totally difficult.

    The only thing that keeps me going is the determination on the BodyRockers' faces when they're huffing and puffing, dripping sweat.

    If they can do it, so can we!

  5. Julia, good to know! Interval timers are a must when doing interval training. And I would definitely consider getting something like the dip station ("bar thingy"), as it can be used for a myriad of exercises.

    Keep rockin'!