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steve & bonnieThis post is all about going LIVE. What do I mean? Well, not only did we just wrap up one insane workout today, which I’m sharing very soon, but we are also preparing for a LIVE Round Table Event TONIGHT- where you can ask me (along with all the Live Exercise trainers) questions LIVE.

Ask us about what we eat before a workout, to whatever silly personal question you are dying to ask us. This is a chance for you guys to get to know us better, share some tips and have a ton of fun. OMG, these guys and girls are hilariously entertaining. It’s going to be quite the show with all of us in the same room, but how cool is it for you guys to join the conversation!!


liveexercise6:30PM FRIDAY MAY 2ND
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If you want an even easier way to tweet, use the #liveexercise TweetChat Room and it will automatically follow the conversation and automatically add the hashtag 🙂

Tweet with us, and watch us LIVE via YouTube 
OR Live X members can watch on! 

Who will be there:

Live ExerciseBlake Kassel
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Brandon Brennan
Andy Sziraki
Allison Escalante
Octavio Cifuentes
Robyn Goldman
Jennifer G
Scott Michael




LiveXFit Abs Workout

Ab Workout

On our LiveXFit show, we don’t just throw exercises together for no reason. Each set of exercises has been well-thought out and has a purpose – and it’s to get you results. If you missed yesterday’s live workout, not only can you go back and watch it at your convenience, you learn from what we do on the show.

For instance, yesterday’s workout consisted of a shoulder circuit of 9 exercises, an ab circuit of 9 exercises and a leg circuit of 9 exercises. Each circuit was made up of 3 triplets. Another words, we did 3 sets of 3 mini circuits to make one big circuit that targeted one muscle group. You could do the whole workout (and we hope you do!!) or you could take pieces of the workout and add them to your own routine.

This triplet (above) is just one of those sets of 3 we used in our abs circuit. As you watch our shows (hopefully not while sitting on the couch eating ice cream lol), take mental notes of what we are doing. If you like  combination of exercises we do, FIRST, let us know!! We’d love your feedback (members can comment on the workouts and interact with us online), SECOND, bookmark the workout so you can do it again, or jot down the part you liked so you can do it ‘a la carte’. THIRD, use it alone and beef it up. If we only did it one time through in a line up with other exercises, just repeat that set of exercises for 3-5 times for a great blitz.

To help you build your workout library, I will occasionally pull some of my favorite exercises from some of our shows and share them here and on social media. Hope to see you on LiveExercise – available on, on Roku and on SamsungTV. 🙂

Ab Workout

30 Seconds of Each (0-10 seconds rest in between)

3 Rounds (no rest between rounds)


31 Days of Motivation: Time to Get Defined

When we talk about definition in the gym, we talk about leaning out so you can see more muscle definition. Today, I’m going to talk about another type of definition. It’s not about defining your physique, but defining your self – which greatly determines your success in and out of the gym. Be ready to be inspired (and maybe even cry).

lizzie VelasquezI came across this awesome story about a girl, Lizzie Velasquez, who was once labeled “The Ugliest Girl In The World” and just HAD to share! You are about to see just how wrong those people were. Lizzie was born with an extremely rare syndrome that doesn’t allow her to gain weight, (Yes, she can eat all the Oreos she wants. Don’t get jealous dieters!! lol). That luxury came with quite a price. Lizzie has had a very difficult life. Did she let that stop her from pursuing her dreams? No! Check it out…

Now a very powerful motivational speaker, Lizzie describes her feelings after reading ugly comments about her on online from complete strangers. One comment that stuck with me was someone telling her “Lizzie, please do the world a favor and put a gun to your head and kill yourself”.

Can you imagine someone saying that to you? Can you comprehend knowing people think so little of you that they would suggest it would be better for the world if you die? I honestly can’t fathom that. Sure, it hurt. I bet there were SO many tears shed over such mean words. However, she decided to wipe her tears and use those words to fuel her to prove them all wrong and show the world just how beautiful she really was. And she succeeded.

Time to Get Defined!

who am i?One of the key points she made in her speech is about deciding what defines you. This is something EVERYONE can relate to. In her situation, it would be easy for her to allow her appearance or other people’s opinions to define her. Instead, she decided she wanted to define herself. How often do we let circumstances and other people define us? Too often I’d say.

definitionWhat defines you? Is it your weight, your health, your past failures, your financial bracket, your spouse, your job, your insecurities, (fill in the blank)? Or have you taken the time to decide for yourself what you want to define you. How I look at is this: How would you want Webster to define you?

Think it’s too late? My mom redefined her life in her late fifties, losing 80lbs and making fitness a permanent part of her healthier life. Think you have failed too many times? Harland David Sanders, the famous KFC “Colonel,” was rejected by 1,000 restaurants before his chicken became a success. Think you don’t have what it takes? Marilyn Monroe was told she was not pretty or talented enough to be an actress, but that didn’t stop her.

You can’t be something you haven’t ever first decided to be. You must decide ahead of time before you can begin to work toward that. This is a crucial part of your fitness journey. I encourage you to complete the following homework and use today to begin working on your own definition of you.


Define your body

  • 10 In and Out Squat (narrow stance squat & jump to wide squat for “1 Rep”)
  • 10 Plank Up/Down (up, up, down, down)
  • 10 Push Ups

X 3

X 3

X 3

Watch this Chiseled Cardio workout online at

Define your self

define yourself1. Think about what defines you now.

2. Decide what you want to define you.

3. Believe, with all your heart, you can be that person with practice. Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Walt Disney, and many others believed in themselves before anyone else did.

4. Practice, practice, practice. You don’t just become talented overnight, so you can’t expect to become fit overnight, become successful overnight or live your dream overnight. It will take continual practice. It will require continual surrender – as you lay down the things that hold you back, and purposefully work on the things that get you closer to your goal.

Watch Lizzie:

1 Workout, 3 Exercises, 5 Rounds, 100% Awesome!

lower body blitzThis was one of the segments we did on LiveXFit at LiveExercise last week. It doesn’t require a lot of resistance to really get great results either! Here’s the scoop…

Goal: Sculpt the glutes, legs, core and shoulders. The burpees continue to keep the legs warm, while getting the heart rate up and burning more calories.

Tools: You can use a band, pipe, bar, broomstick or whatever you want! I used a bodylastics band and Steve used a broom. At the gym, I use an olympic bar, but you can even use dumbbells (however I prefer using bars or bands to keep the body connected).

The Lower Body Blitz:

  • 10 BURPEES

– OR add 3 round to your existing weight routine. 


Overhead Squat:
Notice arms stay overhead (they don’t drop down in front of the face or body). Go as low as you can go while maintaining a straight back. Push with heels and keep arms locked out overhead during entire movement.

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Overhead Stepback Lunges:

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If you like this workout, or the sample workout they offer on the site, sign up for a free 2 week trial! they have thousands of different shows to choose from for super cheap if you decide you like it!

5-Minute Ab Workout

We all want tight abs, but sometimes we need a new workout to give us some new motivation we need to work them as hard as we should. Here’s a new ab circuit from Steve Pfiester at Give it a try!

Abs Workout15 Toes to Bar (Modification: Knee Ups or V Ups)

15 Roll Ups (Right)

15 Roll Ups (Left)

15 Oblique Crunch (Right)

15 Side Plank Pulses (Right)

15 Oblique Crunch (Left)

15 Side Plank Pulses (Left)

3 Rounds
(each round is under 5 minutes)

Follow along with Steve at Live X:

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Become a LiveExercise affiliate.


Workouts that PAY OFF – In More Ways Than One! has been cranking out thousands of insane LIVE workouts for a while now. My husband, Steve, has been teaching for them online (and now available on Roku) leading a variety of classes like kicboxing, cardio, treadmill workoutsbaseball workouts, football workouts and yoga – and has had a BLAST meeting new people and helping more people reach their goals!

playtime workoutLiveExercise pretty much has something for everyone – like workouts for kids ages 6-9 called Playtime, beginner workouts like Tx2, and Launchpad for people who need to lose a lot of weight. LiveX has workouts using bodyweight, dumbbells, bands and more stuff coming!! They even have 10-minute workouts called the 10-Minute Tornado for people who like the excuse “I don’t have time”. 🙂  (see a list of workouts)

launch pad workout program

live exercise All the workouts are taped live (no make-up, no scripting, no perfecting) – just RAW sweaty lean, mean workouts you can do in your living room for only $5.95/month (which is the lowest price online workout studio around!). Well, if that wasn’t already a pretty amazing deal already, now you can actually get PAID doing LiveExercise!

You are totally hearing me right! LiveExercise started an affiliate program where you can get paid a whopping 30% on all referrals you send. NOT JUST ONCE, but you get paid EVERY SINGLE MONTH each referral continues to stay a member. Insane, right?! That means, every month you make more and more money with each referral you send.

Just go to the Affiliate page and sign up. Then you can give all your friends a FREE 14-Day Trial so they can see if they like it. If they enjoy it and sign up, you get a big FAT thank you!

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There are 2 type of programs – the basic Affiliate Program and the Ambassador Program.

Who Can Be A Live X Affiliate?

You may be a candidate for our affiliate referral program if you are a…

  • LIVEEXERCISE MEMBER and would like to receive a commission when you refer your friends.
  • BLOGGER and are looking for a great way to help your readers get fit – and make money too.
  • WEBSITE OWNER and are looking to earn money online by promoting quality brands.

Who Can Be An Live X Ambassador?

Live Exercises’s Ambassador program is a more prestigious program with has many perks, including a FREE LiveExercise membership, a chance to be on the show, discounts on products, opportunity to be a featured Live X blogger and much more! The Ambassador program is normally by invite only, but you can always submit a request (and yours truly is the one who reviews applications). You may be a candidate for our ambassador program if you…

  • live exerciseAre a blogger who writes quality content about fitness, diet and healthy living, and are looking for more exposure.
  • Are looking for workouts, promotions and contests that your followers can do together, to boost your community.
  • You are a fitness leader or enthusiast with a large following, who trust your recommendations, and would benefit from LiveExercise.

Feel free to shoot me questions below! We’d LOVE to have you come on board and share the Live Exercise Love!! 🙂

3 Steps to Start Making $$

live exercise#1. Join Live Exercise Affiliate Program (or apply for the Ambassador Program).

#2. Choose a banner to promote on your website or social media platform.

#3. Use the Dynamic Link tool (pictured left) to personalize your link or banner code and point people to your favorite show, page or trainer – instead of just the home page. This is a LOT more effective and helpful.

#4. Share, Share and SHARE some more! Tell people what workouts you like the most, include the dynamic link in the post and invite friends to try 2 weeks free! They literally have nothing to lose but FAT! 🙂

Here’s an example of a boot camp workout you can try RIGHT NOW! If you like this workout, then you’ll LOVE having access to over 2,000 other great workouts too!! CLICK HERE to join.

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