April's Live Well Learn Well event covers 10 Easy Ways to Implement Whole30 with Kelsey and Amy of HellaBella Athletics. As part of our Live Well Feature series, we talked to the dynamic duo about their personal routines:
What does your weekly fitness routine look like?
We have a very well rounded fitness routine and love exploring new avenues to stay active. We typically hit the gym for strength and cardio workouts, 2-3x per week. These can change depending on our program. We love HITT and functional movement training that gets our heart pumping and sweat dripping. We balance out our workouts with a lot of yoga to keep our core strong, body aligned and mental sanity.
If you could only do one exercise/ movement which would it be and why?
Hands down, we would do squats all day! No this is not just for the booty gains. When performing squats your entire body is working as one unit to complete the movement. This is a very natural movement as a human; we do this with perfect form without even thinking about it as a toddler. However as we age because of our busy lives, work environment and lack of activity this movement becomes labored with improper form. Our bodies over time become misaligned which leads to dysfunctional movement and injuries. Long story short for the health of your entire body, practice safe squats.
What foods are absolute in your diets?
We are a little different in our staple foods items. Amy is all about the veggies and sweet potatoes! Which is exactly why she loves Garden Bar so much! Unlimited salad and toppings, sign her up for that! Kelsey loves a good salad, but also needs variety so she doesn’t get bored. Give her all the toppings including chicken, eggs, shrimp, pumpkin seeds, almonds, avocado and top it with a sweet dressing and she is a happy girl.
What foods do you most try to avoid?
We try steering clear of dairy and soy products. We have learned over time that our bodies to perform optimally when including these items. Although we deeply miss cheese and fro-yo!
What quote of philosophy most resonates with you right now?
Love who you are. Seek balance in your journey and know where you are going.
Any advice on hitting health goals?
Find one new healthy focus a week that you can implement. For example water, activity, cutting down sugar intake, etc. We often find in our clients, if they bite off more than they can chew, it leads to burnout and frustration. Master each new change and then move on to the next.
Anything else you want to include?
Our deep rooted passion is pairing fitness and nutrition to help individuals create the happiest and healthiest versions of themselves. We know this can be so overwhelming for people to take on alone, which is why we love coaching people through every step of the way. We love seeing the A-HA moments that ultimately change lives!