Nov 13

Allie’s Abs

No children were hurt during the making of this video…although they easily could have been.  You see, dear readers and viewers, I have to trick my kids into giving me much needed alone time and, when making a video quiet time.  The weather helped me out yesterday – it snowed!  M+V were so psyched that they went outside in their pajamas as soon as they woke-up yelling “It’s snowing!  It’s snowing!”  Luckily for me it was just a dusting and also gave me the perfect distraction so I could make this Ab Video!  Don’t worry, I put the proper winter attire on them before scooting them out the door.



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Please leave me comments and feedback!  Next up:  Allie’s Arms.



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  1. Heather

    Where do I get a gym boss?

    1. vita88

      Amazon baby! It’s awesome.

  2. Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama

    As soon as I recover from Richmond and can walk without looking like I have a stick up my ass, I’m going to be doing all of your workouts! And then I’ll be sore for days from those!
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    1. vita88

      You’re so ready for that race, I’m guessing you’ll need minimal recovery!

  3. thedoseofreality

    If only I could actually have flat abs by just watching your videos…that would be the greatest! Seriously, though, the gym boss rocks and so do you! You actually make everything seem doable and explain it all so well!-Ashley
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    1. vita88

      Thanks Ashley!! The GymBoss is a must have for trainers and really anyone who does Tabata-like workouts. I really appreciate the feedback – explanation is key!!

  4. NIcki Lewis

    This is fabulous. I am so saving this and going to try it out either tonight or this weekend
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    1. vita88

      I’m so glad! Let me know how it works for you.

      1. NIcki Lewis

        It was awesome. I am so out of shape lol
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        1. vita88

          Yay to the awesome part and you can only get “more” in shape! Keep it up:-)

  5. Michelle

    You make it look easy!! I definitely need this!!
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    1. vita88

      It IS easy Michelle!! You can do it:-)

  6. Kristina Walters @ Kris On Fitness

    I loved the moves. I’m going to try it out tonight. What kind of timer is that?
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    1. vita88

      I’m so glad! Let me know how it goes for you. It’s called a GymBoss timer and you can get it on amazon.com. It’s awesome!

  7. Kim

    I love my GymBoss and can’t wait to use it for this routine!!!
    You cracked me up when you said “if this is too easy” on the up-down planks!!! Those are always hard for me!
    I loved seeing your boys running around outside during the video – so cute!
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    1. vita88

      Love it!! Let me know how it goes for you. As for the single leg, you never know what level people are on so I gotta give options. Of course, for most, just going up and down in plank is quite enough!
      The boys were funny. I had to do a few takes b/c they kept coming up and opening the door to tell me different things about what they were doing. Love those boys!

  8. Hope

    Girl, you’re a beast!. Looks pretty intense…went from zero to 70 in 2 seconds. Think I’ll try the turtle stuck in peanut butter version.
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    1. vita88

      You are too funny! I love your alternative. ha!

  9. Tamara

    At some points, I couldn’t even tell where you were speeding up the tempo (is that the word?) of the video and in which parts, you are really that fast.
    And I don’t know which twin it is, but the first one you see is wearing an adorable hat.
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    1. vita88

      No video enhancements – that’s all Allie speed!! I have to move fast to keep up with those boys!
      The one with the adorable hat was Miles. They love funny animal hats.

  10. Melissa

    I love your energy! This is a great video, with great variety, my new year goal is to add vlogging , I am not totally comfortable in front of a camera…so it should prove interesting if nothing else,lol.

    Your arms look amazing, pretty muscle!
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    1. vita88

      Thank you so much. I’ll admit that it’s tough to see and hear yourself on camera but after a few “vlogs” you get over it! I look forward to seeing yours.

  11. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    I’m always impressed that you can move at that intensity without sounding out of breath at all. 🙂 Love my Gymboss!
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    1. vita88

      I’m glad I don’t sound out of breath on this. It’s much harder through an entire class and definitely during spinning! GymBoss is awesome. Period. Thanks Angela!!

  12. Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama

    I was wondering the same thing as Tamara, if certain parts (like your planks and elbows) were sped up!! I was a little distracted by the boys but in a really good way. I use my ipod stop timer but I guess I might need ANOTHER gym toy lol. Anywho I can’t wait to try a pushup with the mountain climbers 🙂 and the entire circuit although I am going to have build up to Allie speed!! awesome vid again girl!! Can’t wait for arms!!
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    1. vita88

      That is so funny!!
      You can always use yet another workout toy, and this one is relatively cheap. I use it when I teach classes and it’s a huge help. Let me know how you like the workout!! Thanks Nellie!

  13. Brittnei

    Allie you look absolutely amazing and you definitely make it look so easy! I’m definitely going to subscribe to your channel. I just had my first workout with hubby a home and the last thing we did was planks. Ow!
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    1. vita88

      Thank you so much! I love a good plank:-)

  14. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance

    This is awesome!! You are definitely making iMovie your bitch! Plus I love your kids running around in the back! I think everyone will have a six pack if they do this! Looking forward to more videos! 🙂
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    1. vita88

      Thanks Britt! iMovie almost won this round…I had to do a few takes b/c of the kiddos but, in the end, I prevailed once again! Ha ha ha

  15. GiGi Eats Celebrities


    You know me, I loveeee VIDEO!! So bring it, BRING IT!
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    1. vita88

      If only I had your editing and lighting skills! We’ll have to chat sometime about the CLARITY of your videos – I always look like I’m in the dark even when the sun is shining and I have all the lights ON!!
      You are awesome. Thanks GiGi!!!

  16. Sara @ Fit.Fun.Femme

    You are so freaking inspiring! Keep these awesome videos coming.

    1. vita88

      Thanks so much Sara! I wish I was doing an ab workout on that beach in Maui!!

  17. Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady

    Loving the videos! Those walking planks are a murderer Allie! I know your viewers will love you for this one!
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    1. vita88

      Gotta love the walking planks!! Thanks Joi.

  18. Heather

    That was great! I’m just found your blog via Another Mother Runner. I love that this took no space to do as well. I have a limited workout area thanks! Any good exercises for Glutes and hips like this?
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    1. vita88

      I’m so glad. I’m going to be doing upper body/arms this Wed but I can def do glutes/hips next week! Thanks!

  19. Leah

    Oh. My. I’m going to try it – but it looks so intense!! Not sure I will survive!!! Thanks for making it!!
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    1. vita88

      I give some modifications so try those first! Let me know if you do it. Yay Leah!

  20. Randi

    Over from AMR website – awesome feature! You do make this look effortless. I’m doing Jillian Michaels’ Killer Abs now but I may need to add this to my rotation.

    In a totally platonic way, your body is awesome! Seriously! That’s the first thing I thought on AMR is “look at those arms!”
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    1. vita88

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. So glad you can add it to your ab workouts!!

  21. Alison

    You’re so fit, I just want your body. 🙂
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    1. vita88

      Thanks Alison. Luckily, I love to sweat and run and…do abs:-)

  22. Jessica

    Hi Allie! AMR from southeast CT here! Great post from AMR and love, love the video. I have done many a workout around my 4 year-old while the 2 year-old naps. Will be getting a gym boss, way easier than try to watch that stopwatch. Looking forward to more posts and videos 🙂 Happy training!

    1. vita88

      So glad to have a “neighbor” stop by! Getting a workout in with the kids is never easy – sounds like you know that all too well.
      Definitely get the GymBoss – it’s so much better then watching a clock or having to check the stopwatch.
      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

  23. Amy

    Can’t wait to give this workout a go!!! Random question…what are the shoes your are wearing in the video?

    1. vita88

      So glad! The shoes are from a company called Topo Athletic and they are based in Boston. The shoes have a split toe and are so comfy and awesome. I saw them in a magazine and just had to have them!!

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