New Year, New Workout

New Year, New Workout

It’s the new year, that means it’s the perfect time to mix up your workouts and try something new!

You may not realize it, but it’s actually really important to switch up your fitness routine. The more you vary how you move your body, the more you’ll use different muscle groups you didn’t even know you were ignoring. Plus, varying the style and intensity of your workout helps prevent a common fitness foe: plateauing.

Need an extra dose of motivation to try something new? The resistance band in this month's 5-item Ellie box is the perfect tool. What we love most about the band is the endless variety of workouts you can do. And, while it's great for at-home moves, it's also super lightweight and foldable - which makes it great for traveling.

 The Resistance Band

The moves you can do with the resistance band are practically endless, especially for your glutes (new year, new booty!). Here are some of our favorites, taken from a workout created by Lena Marti, a NASM-certified personal trainer based in New York.
  1.   Kneeling Glute Kickbacks (20 reps each side)glute kickbacks with resistance band
  2.   Squat to Lateral Leg Lifts (20 reps)resistance band squat to lateral leg lifts
  3.   Hip Bridge Pulses (20 reps)resistance band hip bridge pulses
  4.   Basic Squats (with the band above your knees) (20 reps)*resistance band squats

*not on Marti’s list, but a basic band exercise we use and love!

Marti recommends doing this circuit twice, and doing the workout two or three times per week.

We hope you love this simple and fun anywhere/anytime workout as much as we do. 

Don't forget! Tag us in your workout photos @ellieactivewear and #loveellie for a chance at a social shoutout!

Also, be sure to pick up your resistance band in the January 5-item Ellie box.