Patbingsu Making You Feel Bloated? Workout with Youtube Fitness Gurus at Home! Martha Wilson Health No More Excuses: Workout with Youtube and their Fitness Gurus As the temperature slowly rises, so does my appetite for Patbingsu (팥빙수), icy cold and delicious Patbingsu. If you’re not familiar with Patbingsu, it’s basically a regular shaved ice that’s topped with sweet red beans and other various toppings, such as almonds, corn flakes, mochi, or sweet condensed milk. Nokcha Bingsu Pat (팥) means red bean and Bingsu (빙수) means shaved ice, so when you go to one of the Korean cafés, be aware that there are other varieties of Bingsu. There’s Nokcha Bingsu (녹차빙수) (Nokcha 녹차= Green Tea), Coffee Bingsu (커피빙수), Milk Tea Bingsu (밀크티빙수), etc. They’re so bad for my diet, but I have such a weak spot for Bingsu. They are oh so good. Anyway, I’ve decided to swear off Bingsu for a while because this year, I’ve decided that I’m done waiting around for next summer. I’m done waiting to reveal abs that has been hiding all these years. For once, I want to go to Caribbean Bay and wear my bikini without cover-ups and without insecurities. So, who’s up for a challenge? I case you haven’t read it, check out our article on Gyms in Korea. If you’re strapped for time or money here’s your solution to getting a workout at home. I’ve scoured almost every inch of Youtube to find easy-to-do yet challenging workout videos that you can do anywhere, anytime, yet can still get you huffin’ and puffin’ by the end. From Pilates, to yoga, to toning, to HIIT, these videos will work around any schedule, lifestyle, and budget. For the next 30 days, I’m inviting you on a journey to a healthier and happier you this summer. No more waiting around for the New Year to start, no more procrastinating, and no more excuses. If you are looking for a sign, well here it is! Via www.blogilates.com Blogilates (Casey Ho) A certified fitness instructor and the creator of Pop Pilates, Cassey has been featured in Cosmopolitan and Shape magazine. She was also named one of the most influential online personalities by Sharecare and the Best Healthy Living Blogger of 2012 by FITNESS magazine. Between her fitness and clean eating channels, her videos have garnered more than 13 million views and counting. Her warm and upbeat on-screen personality, along with her knowledge and expertise, made working out at home a lot more fun… like really fun. Whether you’re a fitness newbie or a junkie, her workouts will definitely hurt you in all the right places. Best of all, all of her videos and workout schedules are free of charge. All you have to do is to subscribe to her email list and every month, you will receive a secret password to unlock the month’s calendar. Website: www.blogilates.com Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/blogilates Fitness Blender (Daniel and Kelli) Via www.fitnessblender.com Free full length workout videos? Yes, please! Low-impact, high-impact, cardio, HIIT, arms, legs, abs, shoulders; this fitness duo will get you covered in sweat from head to toe.If you’re new to working out, start with their low-impact exercises that are easier on your knees and slowly work your way up to their super intense 300 Spartan workouts. I was sore for days! “We started Fitness Blender because we believe that fitness should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their income” – Daniel and Kelli. Website: www.fitnessblender.com Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/FitnessBlender Tone It Up (Karena and Katrina) Via www.toneitup.com Real life best friends and business partners, Karena and Katrina built a fitness empire thathas helped empower thousands of women in their weight loss journey. Karena, a triathlete and sports model, met Katrina at a gym in California and became good friends after running into each other all around the city. Both studied health and fitness years prior to meeting each other and together, they work over 100 hours a week to deliver workout videos, recipes, and inspirations for their clients. They have appeared in SELF Magazine, Vogue, In Style, Shape, Women’s Health, Fitness, Oprah, Ellen, Extra TV, and have worked with countless fitness brands. Their videos have garnered over 30 million views and their site offers an exclusive membership to their fitness and nutrition program. Website: www.toneitup.com Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/ToneItUpcom Photo Credit: roboppy Let me know in the comment section below what your summer goals are and stay tuned for more updates from my 30-day challenge!