Get Fit
Before Summer

With Anais Zanotti

Do I need to go to the gym for the program?

No, you can perform most of the exercises at home, and some can be modified. You will need to get a few dumbbells, a mat for the abs, resistance bands, maybe a medicine ball and stability ball if you want to get a little bit fancier.

How do I know which calisthenics workout plan to start?

Everyone should start with the home workout plan’s Beginner Level 1 for at least 4 weeks, just to be sure that you have the right foundation to move on to the next program. Each calisthenics workout plan can be performed for 6 to 8 weeks, and move on to the next level. After you have been on the Level 3 for 6 weeks, go back to Level 2 or 3, to change the intensity and reps and sets. It’s very important to do that to get results. The body always gets used to a routine so for the best results you have to change the intensity, reps and the loads.

Does your plan tell me what to do in every workout, set and rep?

Yes. You will know exactly what to do in every workout to ensure you get to where we know you are capable of.

What can I do if a week of the program is very challenging?

You can always repeat the week that you are on.

What equipment do I need to do the calisthenics workout plan?

The pull-up bar at a minimum! You need some dumbbells, resistance tubing, something to lay on like a bench or physioball and a pull-up bar for your home workout. If you work out at a gym in Miami, you are all set already!

Why am I not getting results from my cardio?

If your idea of a solid home workout is sweating it out on the elliptical for an hour each time, and nothing else, you’re definitely plateauing, and not getting enough out of your time. If you are doing the same thing all the time, you are not challenging yourself.

If your goal is to slim down, tone up, or improve your cardiovascular fitness, the most effective way to accomplish what you’re trying to accomplish is actually not through your traditional cardio at all. Instead, turn to WEIGHT LIFTING, STRENGTH TRAINING, and a calisthenics workout plan. High-intensity interval training is a proven way to blast fat and build muscle and strength faster than traditional steady-state cardio or Zumba class offered in Miami. Pumping iron during a workout circuit is an intense and efficient way to get your heart pumping, your muscles working, and your calories burning, even after you’re done. With a calisthenics workout plan, you will be challenging your body more and soon enough you will make your body a fat-burning machine.

How can I get bikini-ready for spring break and summer?

Start to cut the salt and sugar in your diet, avoid ALL processed food. Eat smaller meals throughout the day. Intensify your home workout and exercise routine. For some help and guidance check out our Meal Plan, abs, and cardio regiment here: Make health, nutrition, and fitness a lifestyle, rather than a fad diet that you do seasonally.

Why do I need to warm up before training?

Never ever forget to warm-up. Make sure to get your heart rate pumping and get your muscles warm or you’re just asking for injury. If you are strapped for the time, cut short your workout, not your warm-up. Before each home workout there is a video of a proper warm-up, make sure to follow it. I never skip a warm-up. And neither do my clients. After you’ve completed your workout, make sure you stretch. All of your muscles have been contracted from lifting and need to be stretched back out and rebuilt.

If I want to lean down and tone up, do I need to do high reps and light weight?

WRONG! That’s a myth. Research has shown that doing more than fifteen reps during a calisthenics workout causes little to no improvement in muscle power or size due to insufficient overload. It only improves muscle endurance. (The ability to contract over and over.) Being lean is a matter of having low body fat. Nothing else. Building muscle is a matter of overloading the muscles and letting them repair. Combine both, and you look extremely “toned.” Light weights don’t overload the muscles no matter how many reps you do. No overload= no growth.