The Equipment-Free Travel Workout You Need for Your Next Trip
We’re getting so excited to hit the road for our first Tone It Up Tour! We’ll be visiting 15 cities in 30 days for the ultimate fitness festival. The Tour will include workouts with us, CorePower Yoga, and Jillian Michaels, plus braid bars, amazing music, games, and, of course, rosé. It’s the perfect opportunity to connect with women in your area and meet some amazing new girlfriends! You can find all the tour dates, locations, and details HERE.
We’ll be traveling a lot for the tour, and we know you also have getaways, work trips, and long weekends planned this summer. It’s so important to stick to your workouts while you’re away. It will help you feel balanced and energized on your trip and keep you on track with your fitness goals.
We created a quick, equipment-free workout that’s perfect for toning on the go. You can do this in your hotel room or outside before you start your day, so you’ll feel amazing anywhere, anytime!
Go through the circuit three times!
1. Single Leg Pushup
Tones your triceps, chest, and booty!
Begin in a plank position with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and core engaged. Bend at the elbows and lower your chest toward the ground until your arms reach a 90-degree angle. Keep one leg lifted up. Extend your arms and return to starting position.
Complete five reps, then switch legs.
2. Toe-Touch Squat Jump
Boosts your metabolism and tones your booty!
Start in a squat position with feet slightly wider than hip-width apart. Squat so your knees are at a 90-degree angle. Make sure your knees don’t go over your toes. Jump up in the air. As you land, bend your knees into a squat position and lower your upper body to touch one hand to the ground.
Complete 20 reps total, alternating hands.
3. Alternating Arm to Leg Raise
Sculpts your booty and abs!
Begin in tabletop position with your hands pressed firmly on the mat. Raise your right arm straight in front of you as you raise your left leg straight behind you. Return to start. Switch sides.
Complete 24 reps total, alternating sides.
4. Around the World Lunge
Tones your hamstrings, inner thighs, and booty!
Begin standing with your feet hip-width apart. Step your right foot forward and slowly lower into a lunge until your right leg forms a 90-degree angle. Make sure your knee doesn’t go past your toes. Push off your right foot and return to start. Step your right foot back and lower into a curtsy lunge. Push off your right foot to return to start.
Complete 15 reps, then switch sides.
5. Toe-Touch Cross Crunch
Sculpts every part of your core, including your lower abs!
Begin laying on the ground with your legs in the air at a 90-degree angle. Engaging your abs, reach your right hand up to touch your left toe. Slowly lower back down.
Complete 30 reps total, alternating sides.
Come work out with us on the Tone It Up Tour! Get all the details and reserve your spot HERE.
(Photos and GIFs via Tone It Up)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)