Looking to get in shape and "tone it up" this summer? You're in good hands with celebrity trainers and fitness experts, Katrina Hodgson and Karena Dawn. Together they created their lifestyle fitness brand, Tone It Up, aimed to help people live healthier lives. Whether it's making protein pancakes with The Hills' Stephanie Pratt, working out with Gabby Reece, or doing crunches on the beach, Tone It Up has fitness covered!
MindBodyGreen: How do you start your day? What do you typically eat for breakfast?
Katrina & Karena: We both wake up pretty early to get a morning workout in before the rush of the day begins. For breakfast we make a smoothie with Almond Milk, Banana, Agave, and a scoop of Boku Superfood.
MBG: What's a typical workout for you?
K & K: Some sort of cardio 4-5 days a week. We like to mix it up to keep things interesting. Cardio could be anything from running, cycling, surfing, swimming, hiking, or even walking. We also include 3 days of body weight training usually at our studio or on the beach, and two days of yoga.
MBG: What's your favorite exercise move?
K & K: We have a move called the "Tone It Up Tummy Tuck with a Tricep Push-up with a Row Kickback". It's a great combo move that slims the waistline, tones the shoulders, and backs of the arms all in one move! We did a video with this move that can be seen here.
MBG: If you only had 15 minutes a day to workout, what would you do?
K & K: HITT! High Intensity Interval Training is great when you are short on time. HITT workouts consist of burst of high intensity activity combined with a short period of lower intensity. When you allow your energy systems to regenerate so you can continue with the high intensity activity. This is a very demanding workout, but great for producing results! For some HITT workout ideas, check out our HITT Blog.