Jetlag has me running behind about a week and has kept me from presenting you with September’s Fit Showgirl Spotlight. Despite these post vacation blues I am super stoked to be showcasing the multi-talented, gravity-defying pint-sized powerhouse Emma D’lemma.
So you are thinking about joining a gym or recently have and now you’re wondering what to do when you walk through the doors. Rest assured you aren’t the only one. The majority of people at the gym walk in feeling intimidated that everyone is watching them and clueless about exactly what to do. Yes, even that guy near the weights grunting as he strains to curl 50lb dumbbells.
Our August FitShowgirl Spotlight is Vix Nolan. This babely badass is a former New York burlesque performer and banana enthusiast turned west coast sexpot stripper and pole dancer. From her showgirl claws to her perfect mix of punky 70’s glam, her style matches her charm.
July’s Fit Showgirl Spotlight is Burlesque and Body-building badass Voodoo Onyx. My first encounter with Voodoo was back in 2011, the year we both hit the New York Burlesque Scene. I’ve known since the inception of this blog that I wanted to spotlight her talent, dedication and commitment to her art and to fitness.
We all have fears, but it’s in the ability to trust ourselves that we are able to overcome them. While sitting in counterbalance hold in Lyra yesterday with a woman I just met, I had to let go of that fear of falling, the fear of not holding her and just trust in us both. It really got me thinking about how the fear of trusting ourselves can hold us back.
There is nothing that says you have to go to a gym to be at the gym. In fact, sometimes getting out of the gym is exactly what you need to get out of a workout rut. With the rising temperatures and longer days, it’s the perfect time to get outside and get sweaty.
Over the past two months of flexibility and handstand training I’ve learned more about my body than all my grueling hours at the gym. Instead of making gains by upping the amount of weight I can lift, I’m making them with balance and stability.
Cardio is great but it can also become boring and doesn’t lead to post-workout calorie burn the same way resistance training does. That’s not to say you shouldn’t do cardio but by utilizing supersets you can bring cardio into your weightlifting.