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Spott3r Spotlight: Beachbody Coach, Cecilia Esteban

We are delighted to introduce our newest spott3r friend, Beachbody coach, Cecilia Esteban! A bit of background:

Cecilia is a stay at home, homeschool mom to two awesome children and has been married to her best friend for 16 years. While she has always been active and interested in nutrition, it wasn’t until Cecilia joined a Team Beach Body Challenge Group coupled with nutrition and Shakeology that it all changed for her.

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“It was a great experience because I had teammates and a coach that kept me motivated and accountable. I am at my goal weight but I will not stop because being fit is a way of life.”

Cecilia became a Beachbody coach because she realized there was more to it than losing weight; she can actually help change a person’s life.

beachbody coachWhat motivates this inspiration coach to get to the gym?

“My motivation is to get a six pack and maintain what I’ve worked so hard for. It took me a while to realize that nutrition AND working out are needed to get results. As Dr. Hyman said, “You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet.’ I have to eat clean, (eat whole foods) 85% of the time and workout to see results.”

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Her biggest fitness achievement to date?

“I can do 30 real push ups without stopping!”

Favorite workout:

 T25 by ShaunT and Asylum2 by ShaunT

When Cecilia is crushing her workout, she likes to listen to Pandora Hip Hop Power Workout.

#NowPlaying on her iPod:

“Love on Top” by Beyoncé

“Play Hard” by David Gueta (rehab remix)

“Am I wrong” by Nico & Vinz

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beachbody coachLike all of us, Cecilia has her excuses for not making it to the gym.

“My biggest excuse was time. When Beachbody came out with T25, I had no more excuses. The workouts are 25 minutes. I schedule my workouts early in morning so I can get it done before the kids get up. Everyone can find time to workout for 25 minutes.”

She has a good workout when:

“I know I had a good workout when I’m dripping in sweat.”

 

 

 

 Cecilia leaves us with her favorite fitness quote:

“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.”

Be sure to check out our Instagram, where Cecilia will be guest posting all week! You can also find her on her Instagram, Facebook, or her Beachbody team page.

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Spott3r helps people get people paid for their workouts. Click here to learn more about how you can earn cash reimbursements for your gym visits! Ready to sign up for your free eligibility check? You can do that too, here.

The Ultimate Fitness Inspiration: Julianne Lago

A warm welcome to Julianne Lago, the most recent addition to our spott3r fitfam! Aspiring to be a woman fitness model and need some inspiration? Take one look at this gal’s abs and you’ll be headed straight to the gym.

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Julianne’s best fitness achievement to date  is competing at the Bev Francis Atlantic State Championships and placing 6th! (She missed Nationals by 1 place.) She also considers placing a University of FLorida record in the 200 Medley Relay and competing at the Olympic Trials one of her biggest successes.

Her current fitness goal? To make Nationals at an NPC competition.

 

unnamed (1)When getting her sweat on, Julianne likes to put on Pandora and get to whatever is playing on the workout mix.

Her favorite fitness activity? “Glutes, glutes, glutes!” Her go-to workout is below:

  • Bulgarian lunge (each leg) 6 reps slow (6 sets)
  • Hip thrusts 10 reps (upper back on edge of bench and bar on pelvis) (6 sets)
  • Ankle cuff kick backs 8 reps each leg (slow up & down) (4 sets)
  • Ankle cuff side kicks 8 reps each leg (slow up & down) (4 sets)
  • Glute machine (8 reps – heavy) (4 sets)
  • Hip abduction 12 reps superset
  • Hip abduction 12 reps (4 sets)

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What motivates this fitness queen to get to the gym? Knowing that she will be one step closer to her dream goals each day!

Despite her perseverance, Julianne is only human, and occasionally finds herself tired or wanting to sleep in. To remedy this, she thinks about losing her physique and reminding herself that:

“The reward is well worth the sacrifice”

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Julianne leaves us with her best fitness advice:

“Results come with hard work and dedication. Most people use the ‘not enough time’ excuse, but the reality is that everyone can find the time to reach their fitness goals. What pulls those of us who find the time away from those of us who cannot find the time is the mind frame. The mind takes control of everything. Just get your mind to know that it is all worth it in the end.”

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Julianne was excited to learn about spott3r and supports the concept of earning cash for one’s workouts:

“Spott3r is a great help and motivation for people wanting to get in shape and make a lifestyle change!”

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Spott3r helps people get people paid for their workouts. Click here to learn more about how you can earn cash reimbursements for your gym visits! Ready to sign up for your free eligibility check? You can do that too, here.

Spott3r Spotlight: Wilhelmina Giese

We are delighted to welcome Seattleite and fitness queen, Wilhelmina Giese, to the spott3r family! This 24-year-old college grad recently recovered from surgery on her ankle, and is ready to tear it back up at the gym!

“This summer has been focused on recovery and rehabbing my ankle. I have had to re-teach my right foot how to walk and strengthen the muscles in my ankle. Besides this injury I am an avid athlete, health freak and adventurer.”

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One week before her surgery, Wilhelmina attempted to summit Mt. Rainier.

I got to 12,500 ft and had to turn around due to 40mph winds. It was the best weekend of my life to say the least. I think everyone needs to push themselves to the limit truly see what they’re capable of and in that moment of reaching 12,500 ft I knew what I am capable of doing in this life.”

Her favorite type of workout? Circuit training. Here is her recipe for success:

Start with cardio (running for 30-45 minutes)

Stretch

Choose 3-5 exercises and do 10-20 reps of each

Repeat 3-5 times

Cool down

What is her motivation for staying fit?

“One main motivator in my life is my mother, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. This past year she lost the ability to walk and drive, she has been battling this illness for nearly ten years. I feel there is no excuse for people to not exercise and practice healthy habits because so many people in the world cannot due to illness. Whenever I am tired or don’t want to go for a run I just think of my mother. I want to do the things she can no longer do.”

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Her biggest fitness accomplishment to date?

“I was a member of a Crossfit gym my senior year of college and one session I dead lifted 300 pounds, once.”

 Her current fitness goal?

“My current fitness goal is to rehab my ankle and this is a six month process until I can run and play soccer. Right now I have to focus on what my ankle can do and not think long term. I am taking life day by day.”

She knows she had a good workout when:

“When I leave the gym dripping in sweat, smiling.”

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Wilhelminia prefers to listen to house music or rap when she’s sweating it out at the gym.

“I feel that music plays a huge role in the success of a workout and how it motivates me to do one more set.”

What’s playing on her iPod right now:

“Years” – Alesso

“Onto the Next on CyHi” – Jay Z

“Bulletproof” – The Prynce feat. Yelawolf

If she could give one piece of fitness advice to a newbie, what would it be?

“Take it slow and don’t try to keep up with others who have been going to the gym for years. Newbies are welcomed with open arms at the gym, and people want to help them reach their goals and improve their techniques. Don’t be afraid to try new things or cut foods out of your diet to reach your goals – you can do it!”

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Keep up with Wilhelmina’s fitness journey on our Instagram, where she will be posting updates all week! Want to meet more members of the spott3r family? Check out our spotlights on Britney, Lindsay, and Michelle!

Monday Motivation: Fitness Goals

A new week, a new chance to get it right! Here are some ideas for fitness goals you can add to your routine over the next month:z

  1. Run 10 miles. Think one long run, and several, shorter stints.
  2. Add weights. Comfortable with your 5lb dumbells? Add a barbell to your squats or a 10lb medicine ball to your usual sit-ups.
  3. Plank for a total of 15 minutes. Similar to running you can try for a 2-minute plank or a few, longer ones.
  4. Go to the gym 5 times. Getting to the gym can be half the battle. Need more incentive? Use spott3r to find out if you are eligible for cash reimbursements from your insurance company (you likely are!)
  5. Pick one new machine and give it a try. The rowing machine, cycling bikes, and leg press are fun options.

Want to make sure you stick to your goals? Print these out and leave them around your office or home for added motivation!

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Do you have any fitness goals you’re proud of or would like to achieve? Let us know in the comments below!

For more inspiration, visit our Fitness Goals board on Pinterest!