Get lean in quarantine?

Uncategorized Aug 07, 2020


Can you get lean during quarantine? Yep.

Have we wanted to binge eat and drink our faces off due to cope with the stress? Yep.

Is community holding us together? You bet! Read on about how and why.

Left to Right or Up to Down: Shannon Morse and Lisa Kirby, The Green Door Life dynamic duo

See that friendly-looking woman cooking in her bikini? Underneath that nice expression is a secret that only a few people know... she has penchant for perfect exercise form, maximum muscle contraction, creating lactic acid burn in others, and chiseling bodies like a master sculptor. I honestly thought that working out with Shannon wouldn't be "hard enough", and I'd have to go back to my super intense gym workouts at some point in order to see the results I wanted.

To the contrary, I’m lifting lighter weights and cut back cardio by 90% (hate cardio and could only do it at my old gym on the stair master or spin class), and now I’m leaner than before shelter in place. So many of our members have been experiencing weight loss as well, and we all attribute it to the consistency provided by the community we've created.

I’m now doing all the exercises that I would never dream of doing on my own: things like... dynamic planks and tempo push ups. Honestly, I find it so challenging and extremely boring. But watching everyone's happy faces on our virtual training video calls is everything. Plus, it's all scheduled out for the week, and I don't even have to think about, what is my exercise going to be for today? Just removing one decision from having to be made in a day is life-changing while I'm juggling 5 million other work and mom-life duties!

Like I was saying... give me 250 pounds to pull off the floor or a grueling CrossFit EMOM any day over the slow, body weight burn. I am humbled by these workouts every single time. I cannot believe how much my core strength has built up. I honestly thought I was resigned to that post-2nd baby belly pooch for life.

But I digress. The point is, how I used to train and how I want to feel in clothes were always a mismatch. Turns out, hitting up the stair master and spin class 6 days a week plus lifting sups heavy was overdoing it. I know, I’m a lunatic, but I loved it. I needed to feel annihilated every day. Pretty sure my family has directly descended from the hunters and warriors of my Nordic and Mediterranean roots.⁣

But at what cost? If you’re gonna train like a warrior, you need to rest and refuel like an athlete. Who has time for that? Enter, inflammation. That thing that takes over in your body instead of metabolizing fat as it tries to recover constantly.⁣

And, this chronic inflammation can come from overdoing it on cardio alone. I can’t tell you how many clients come to us as cardio bunnies, which can actually deter progress. How many of us have turned to running and biking during SIP while our gyms are shut down? And how’s that working out?⁣

We tend to do the exercise that is the *least* challenging for us.... for me, lifting heavy and sprinting is like brushing my teeth. Slow, tempo-controlled, body weight, unilateral movements that burn like hell?! Ugh. So hard.

🔥Welcome to Shannon’s house of burn🔥

We have been doing the most simple exercises 4 days a week in our virtual training classes. Everyday, I hate it. But I love the community and love the results. I would never do this kind of $hit on my own, which is why I’m sold for life.⁣

I never thought that SIP could actually be a benefit to my overall health, but welcome to 2020. Nothing is what you think, and everything is upside down.⁣⁣⁣⁣

If you’re ready to build some serious 🍑 and washboard core strength, don’t wait... click the all access pass below and sign up for our 14-day free trial. Cancel anytime. Seriously... what do you have to lose besides a dress size?

Our all-access training pass is for those new to our community who want to try out our live, virtual workouts. While each small group personal training session is full-body, we focus specifically on developing a strong core and glute muscles, regardless of the equipment you have available.

Click here or on the ticket above to claim your spot by August 21. If you have any questions before starting your free trial, please email us at [email protected].

P.S. Looking for more nutrition and training support? Here are 3 ways we can help you: 

(1) LOSE 10 POUNDS → If you’re ready to permanently lose at least 10 pounds in as little as 8 weeks, then book a call with us. Our clients are still losing weight, even in a pandemic!

(2) WORKOUT AT HOME → no gym, limited equipment, no problem! The full-body workouts in our training app are designed to help you burn body fat all over, increase your metabolism, and build lean muscle mass.

(3) DE-STRESS → enjoy a 7-day FREE trial to our meditation and breath work group to start your mornings off on the right and set the tone for the day!

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