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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

My Top 6 Tips for Staying ON TRACK while Traveling

HELLO Beautiful People!! Fresh off of vacation and with travel still on the brain, I thought it would be a perfect time to share my top tips for staying on track with your health and nutrition while traveling!
So without further ado...My Top 6 Tips for Staying ON TRACK while Traveling
  1. Plan ahead. See if there will be a gym on site, figure out what restaurants you’ll be visiting, know your travel schedule, etc. The more you know in advance, the better you can plan and prepare so you aren’t stuck in a situation with less than desirable options. I knew the resort we went to last week would have a killer gym, BUT I also knew I’d be there with 100’s of other coaches and that the gym may very well be packed, SO we took the iPad and did our workouts on our patio with the ocean and palm trees in view. Honestly, they were the best workouts I’ve had in a LONG time! Primarily due to the view LOL!
  2. Eat some sort of leafy green each day. Our leafy green vegetable friends are filled with essential vitamins and minerals, so making sure you get at least a serving of those in each day while on vacation will help you stay on top of your A Game for exploring.
  3. Pack gym clothes and plan to workout first thing every morning. Your days will be sooo much more enjoyable. I do this even when we aren’t traveling, BUT that’s because I *KNOW* my days go much better if I’m able to get my workout in first thing! What a great thing to check of my to-do list. Sleep in? Check! Workout? Check! Spend the rest of the day at the beach? Double check!
  4. Pack some healthy snacks. No one wants to be the person stuck in the airport munching on friggin Pringles or Candy Bars. I mean…maybe you do, but your tummy may not thank you later. In my personal experience, it’s far easier to stay on track if I throw in a few options for snacks. Yes, even at an all inclusive resort. We typically travel with individual packages of raw nuts, RX Bars, quest bars, etc. And if we aren’t flying and are simply driving, then we ALWAYS pack a cooler with fresh fruit, vegetables, hummus, bottled water, etc. A) It helps us stay on track and FEELing good, and B) HELLO, it saves you a ton of money! #Win
  5. Drink LOTS of water. It helps sooo much to stay hydrated, especially while traveling! Helps reduce travel bloat, constipation, swelling, etc. So many people forget to stay properly hydrated while traveling and end up with a slew of other discomforts as a result. Of course, if you’re traveling internationally, make sure you ask for BOTTLED water!
  6. Indulge a little! Yep, you read that right! You’re on vacation, so for pete’s sake please allow yourself some treats. You wouldn’t go to New Orleans and skip out on the famous Café Du Monde and their beignets would you? You wouldn’t go to Paris and skip out on macaroons, would you? So please, for your sanity (AND your memories) try out a few local treats. It’s completely fine to enjoy those items in moderation, just make sure you’re also getting in some nutrients to fuel your body properly aka so you don’t have a sugar crash but instead have energy to carry on with your adventures LOL!!
Nutrition aside, whenever you're traveling, make sure you let your hair down, relax, seek adventure, learn something new, really truly make lasting memories! Don't spend the entire time fretting about your waistline or trying to document the perfect photo for your Instagram account. Instead focus on being in the moment, being present, and enjoying every single second!

AND....because I haven't updated you guys on our trip, here's a few clips from our trip to the Dominican Republic (compliments of Beachbody, yet again)! We had such a BLAST!!

Of course, Beachbody does it up right and instantly greets you with fresh margaritas as soon as you step off the plane LOL!

AND of course a huge welcome party and luau!

Our favorite spot the entire week was right here. Just camping on the beach!

Mimosas for breakfast anyone?

Legit, this was our beach aka our view every single day. I've traveled all over and this was by far the best beach I've ever seen!

This guy tho...

Playing in the waves! We didn't venture out too far on account of the rip tide warnings LOL!

Paradise. Duh.

And if you're reading this right now...then you should consider booking yourself a trip to Punta Cana like yesterday!

Finally, a beach farewell party, again thanks to Beachbody! Each trip is better than the last! I can't thank each of you enough for supporting our dream! My home business has completely changed our lives, and we're eternally grateful to our team, our clients, and those who believe in what we do! Thank you!! XOXO!

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Friday, December 30, 2016

2017 Virtual Fit Club NOW OPEN

Ahhh!! We’re officially OPEN!!! ðŸ™ŒðŸ˜ðŸŽ‰

Enrollment for my Virtual Fit Club is happening NOW!💪💕

I’m opening up a brand new fitness club for 2017 - accessible right from your phone, computer, tablet, smart tv, etc - to help YOU live your healthiest, fittest, and happiest year yet!! ðŸ™ŒðŸ˜˜ðŸ’ªðŸ’•

What does this look like for YOU? We’ll daily check-in for accountability using our private app, share recipes, tips, motivation, advice, and so much more! You’ll have a daily workout ready for you at your fingertips as soon as you log in (helloooo Netflix for Workouts), as well as a full nutrition plan customized to YOUR goals. ✔👊🏋

Soo stinking pumped to be bringing this to you, and can’t wait to kick off 2017 with you Babes!!! If you want more details, email me with the subject line: “Fit Club” at HollyHazenFitness@gmail.com and I’ll send you all the deets! ðŸ¾ðŸŽ‰ðŸ’•

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

My 2016 "FITMAS" Gift Guide!

Still looking for some perfect gift ideas?

My annual holiday gift guide is HERE! If you're like me then you absolutely LOVE finding the *perfect* gift for those on your list. There's something to be said for the art of gift giving! That being said, trust me dudes, I *know* how stressful it can be to scour the internet, or worse...the MALL, not to mention time consuming. SO, I've picked out my 12 favorite gifts of the season and put them together in my annual Holiday FITMAS Gift Guide. If you're anything like me, you'll probably want one of each for yourself too LOL! Better tell Santa you've been really good this year 😉

{I've included links in each description for easy shopping.}

Cafe Latte Shakeology. This is the newest addition to the Shakeology family and let me tell you, it is NOT your typical protein shake. Oh no, it's packed with vitamins, minerals, superfoods, and powerful nutrition but still miraculously taste like your daily mocha latte without the added guilt (for about the same price per serving – win win!).

Bowflex SelectTech 552 AdjustableDumbbells. These are a no brainer for anyone who wants to lift and train at home but is low on space. You've likely seen my posts about them OR have seem them make appearances in my workout videos. You know I have a legit small workout space and these are a lifesaver! They weights are adjustable from 5 lbs to 52.5 lbs with the ability to choose half weight as well. It's been a great investment for our home gym.

PiYo. I mean seriously. You guys know I'm a PiYo addict! If you have seen or heard about my PiYo transformation then please ask me, I'd be happy to share! It will always and forever by my #1 ride or die. It's my soulmate workout, as well as a class I teach LIVE for those in my local community. However, want to do it at home? Though it's inspired by pilates and yoga movements, it's more upbeat constant fluid motion, and is a workout for those I like to call yoga rebels 😉 It's a full body strength training program that also focuses on increasing flexibility. It's great for anyone from those just starting their fitness journey to professional athletes.

Nike RN Distance. Thanks to high school athletics, college intramurals, general exercise, and teaching group-ex classes, I've gone through my fair share of kicks. I've tried nearly every brand out there, and time and time again I come back to Nike Frees. I prefer the Nike Free 5.0's, but more recently I've been drawn to the Nike Free RN Distance and have purchased them in several colors. I can also tell you if you're buying online you should without a doubt check 6pm.com first to see if they have the discounted colors. I almost always prefer to buy from there or from Nike's clearance website. #YoureWelcome

Fake Bake Flawless Self Tanner. Dudes, every girl needs to feel beautiful, and let's face it...sometimes that dead-of-winter-bright-white skin doesn't make us feel too hot. Help a sister out and buy her my absolute favorite self-tanner! It's easy application, doesn't leave streaks, and certainly doesn't make you orange.

urBeats Earbuds. Whether you're working out or just running errands, you can't beat the sound quality with these earbuds. Sure, a little pricey, but still cheaper and less bulky than the over-ear headphones. Plus they come in fabulous colors!

Beachbody Performance Stack. This supplement stack includes my two absolute favorite go-tos to support an effective workout: Energize and Recover. Energize is an all natural delicious little pre-workout that packs a punch! I swear I think clearer when I use this product! Recover is a post-workout recovery formula that helps to speed recovery and reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness. Both products are all natural and made with the world class ingredients for the best results.

Old Navy Active Leggings. If you follow me on social media then you KNOW I can't get enough of these leggings!! Again, thanks to my background, I've tried nearly every brand imaginable. I've paid anywhere from $5 to $90 for a pair of leggings and Old Navy is HANDS DOWN the best ones out there! They hold up for years, and have more support and flexibility than any other brand. Buying tip – look for sales as they frequently host sales on these gorgeous must haves!

Erin Condren Life Planner. Umm hello, how can you not be inspired to jot down your goals, track your fitness, and or your nutrition with this cute little planner? Planning is a huge stress relief for me, it helps me stay on track with everything in life, plus helps me stay sane, and quite frankly that's the most important part of keeping overall balance in life. Grab one for a friend and one for yourself to set the tone to make 2017 a GREAT year! {Bonus: want an extra $10 off your order? Ask me for my referral code.}

Fitbit Charge HR. {on huge sale at Target for $77} You guys...there are countless activity trackers out there, and you can pay anything from $30 to $300 depending on what brand and model you go with. Yes, there is varying degree of accuracy, so if you're concerned about minute details then I suggest wearing one that includes a heart rate monitor, or just wearing a simple pedometer. That being said, I LOVE my Charge HR. Is it 100% accurate? Of course not, no single tracker is, BUT it does give me a good ball park range on my energy expenditure and THAT is what I'm after. Anyone on your list with health and / or fitness in mind will go bananas over one of these! Plus the app makes it super fun to review your daily activities and invite friends to daily and weekly challenges.

S'well Water Bottle. {$25 Nordstrom + free shipping} If you haven't tried one of these double-walled stainless-steel water bottles then you need to like yesterday! They keep your water cold for up to 24 hours and can keep your tea or coffee hot for up to 12 hours! They are available in a variety of sizes and colors and absolutely have the cutest designs on the market! I'm sure you'll find something cute for just about anyone on your list!

Ninja Blender Duo. Sooo this is definitely a splurge for someone who's been extra good this year, BUT they will love you forever and ever for this one! I've had my Ninja for TWO years and it still operates (and looks) like it's brand new! In my opinion, it's been worth every penny! I use mine EVERY DAY, multiple times per day and can't imagine life without it. If you follow me on SnapChat you've probably heard me talk about it day after day LOL!


*The reviews expressed in this article are mine alone and this post is not sponsored by any of the brands listed.

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