19 days
 20-45 min/day

June 2024

Weight Loss, Resistance, Full Body
Dumbbells (Optional), Resistance Bands (Optional), Fitness Mat

DETAILS

This 3-week challenge is a mixture of body weight HIIT and weighted workouts. There are no equipment alternatives in the weighted workout videos, so this program is suitable for all fitness level. Dumbbells are optional but highly recommended.... Read More


2024 Shred & Tone Challenge

FAQ

This challenge has a mix of bodyweight and weighted workouts. It is perfect for those of you who love HIIT workouts but also want to work with weights, incorporating cardio and resistance training into one.

This really depends on your current fitness level. For absolute beginners, you may see improvement without weights. It is best to practice these exercises without any weights if you are a complete beginner. Concentrate on having correct form and getting stronger first. If you are already fairly fit and find that bodyweight exercises are not challenging, then you will need to add weights in order to see progress.

This program is designed with weights in mind, and ideally you should have a set of light, medium and heavy weights. If you only have one set of dumbbells but also have some wrist/ankle weights, you could combine them to make heavier weights. However, it’s totally fine if you only have one set, and if you are a beginner, to not use any weights

You will need to eat more to gain muscle and eat less to lose weight. Energy balance is an important factor when it comes to gaining weight or losing weight. If you’re in a caloric surplus, then it can assist with gaining muscle, and if you’re in a caloric deficit, then you’ll lose weight. Don’t forget, you may lose weight but not lose inches, or you may remain the same weight but drop a dress size. The best way to track your physical progress is by tracking your measurements and taking before/after photos at the same time of day, in the same clothing, from the same angle. Have realistic expectations as it depends on your goals, your efforts into it, and giving yourself enough time to achieve your goals. This program could be just the start of your journey. Make sure to share your results on Discord, Instagram or YouTube so that we can all be encouraged by your success!

You are recommended to do ALL videos listed for each day, e.g. if a day has three videos, you should do all three. If a video is listed twice, you should do it twice. If you're having trouble doing them, stick to the low impact versions until you get stronger. That being said, if a video is labeled as optional then it’s up to you if you want to do it or not. The warmup and cool down videos are optional but highly recommended. However, at the end of the day, these schedules are my recommended guide - please feel free to make changes as necessary to suit your needs

Yes that’s absolutely fine. Ideally it would be best to finish the workouts in one session, but definitely go at your own pace, and do as much as you can. If that’s only 1 video per day, it’s still great that you’re exercising! Stick to low impact as necessary, and work your way up to being able to do all of them. Just remember if you take a long rest/break (30min+) between videos, you may need to warm up again when you get back to it.

When you’re doing ab exercises, you need to engage your core. If you’re not, you’re probably using other parts of your body such as your back or your neck, and you risk to injure yourself. Just take it slow and focus on your breathing. This video of mine may help with tips on engaging your core: https://youtu.be/vN_jTQuSkjg

Please consult with a relevant healthcare professional before embarking on a weight loss journey, or if in doubt at any time. Losing weight is a matter of calories in vs calories out. You must be in a caloric deficit to lose weight, so what you eat will also affect your weight loss. This program incorporates a lot of cardio, which is aimed at helping you get into a caloric deficit. While this is a weight loss program, please remember that the number on the scale does not define you, nor does it tell the whole picture. 4 weeks is also a short time, and this is just the start of your journey if you’re new. Pay attention to how you feel at the end of this program. Have you become stronger? Can you do each exercise longer? Are you no longer as out of breath? Are you now excited to work out? All of these things should make you feel proud of your progress!

Every body is different, so the amount of weight you lose will vary greatly from person to person. If you have just started your fitness journey, you may lose more weight in the first week or so due to water weight. When you’re burning extra calories, your body starts dipping into its stores of energy, known as glycogen. The glycogen in your body is bound to water, so when you’re burning glycogen for fuel, the body also releases that water, hence losing water weight, and then find that your weight loss starts to slow thereafter. Make sure your goals are realistic in order to sustain the weight loss in the long-term. Don’t forget, you may lose weight but not lose inches, or you may remain the same weight but drop a dress size. The best way to track your physical progress is by tracking your measurements and taking before/after photos at the same time of day, in the same clothing, from the same angle. Make sure share your results on Discord, Instagram or YouTube so that we can all be encouraged by your success!

Diet plays an important role in losing weight but you also need to ensure you are eating a balanced, nutritious diet to fuel your body for these workouts. This is different for everyone and should be discussed with a professional - please speak with a registered dietitian or nutritionist, depending on your individual needs. You can also check out my new recipes section for some healthy recipe and snack ideas.