Daily Check-in: Fitness Friday, October 12th & KICK A$$ COMMUNITY CHALLENGE DAY5!!

Happy Friday (or Saturday) Blenders!

Whoo we did it! Not only have we just about made it to the weekend, but we've also made it to the final day of our Kick A$$ Community Challenge! Can you believe it? Already? It seems like it has flown by!

I want to thank all of you who took part in this Challenge, whether you voted on putting together, have already finished the Challenge ahead time, or will finish it sometime soon: THANK YOU. And thank you to Raven for the fantastic idea of Community Challenges! I appreciate each and every one of you who made this such a success! I look forward to seeing everyone's posts today with how they liked this final workout, and this Challenge overall!

On to today:

Are you ready for Day 5 of our Kick A$$ Community Challenge? Well here it is!

Here's the link to today's workout:

Day 5: Kickboxing & Lower Body Strength Training: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/cardio-kickboxing-and-lower-body-strength-workout

This workout is quite tough, in my opinion, but it's also one of my favorites. I very much like the change-up of adding lower body strength into a kickboxing workout---it really turns it into a total body workout! So I hope you all enjoy it!

Just a few reminders about this Kick A$$ Community Challenge: it will last until about today(!), Friday, October 12th, and is primarily focused on kickboxing workouts! And if you are too sore to complete a workout, please don't worry! Take a rest day if you need to, or swap the workout for something else that'll work for you! Don't push through it if you are sore! You won't "ruin" anything by taking an extra rest day if you need to!

Post right here in the comments below once you've officially got your #KickA$$WorkoutComplete and share how liked this workout! And just in case, here's another look at what our workout schedule will look like for this entire Challenge:

Kick A$$ Community Challenge Option #3 (about 30-50 minutes/day)

Day 1: Kickboxing & Upper Body Strength Training: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/upper-body-workout-cardio-kickboxing-strength-and-cardio-workout

Day 2: Lower Body Strength Training: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/build-a-booty-workout-strength-and-pilates-workout-for-butt-and-thighs

Day 3: Kickboxing & Core: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/cardio-kickboxing-and-abs-workout-kickboxing-for-stress-and-cardio-benefits

Day 4: Low Impact Cardio & Bodyweight Strength: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/low-impact-cardio-and-total-body-toning-workout

Day 5: Kickboxing & Lower Body Strength Training: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/cardio-kickboxing-and-lower-body-strength-workout

Remember to always take the workouts at your own pace, and if anything feels to difficult or too sore, then don't do it! This is meant to be fun and motivating, not to risk injury! And if you need an extra rest day thrown in there, then please take one! It's all about making this Challenge work for you personally! So do what you need to, be safe, and have fun!!

Also, if you'd like, once you complete this Challenge, I think it would be cool if we celebrated in a way similar to the 1000 Calorie Workout Party we had a while back. Where you create a post, with optional picture (maybe of an arm flex, thumbs up, sweaty shirt, "Workout Complete" screen, etc.), titled "#KickA$$WorkoutComplete" and we can all celebrate by flooding the forums with our #CommunityChallengeCompletes! This is totally optional, and just an idea--not at all mandatory, but it is something fun to do (in my opinion)! *Note that if you want to post a pic, you do have to create a new post each time. Otherwise, you can still create new post with just text to celebrate, or you can comment on that day's check-in too! Only if you want to though!*

Alright, I'm combining the Daily Check-ins with the Kick A$$ Check-ins just to save a bit of time! So feel free to post with your #WorkoutCompleteForK&D or #KickA$$WorkoutComplete or both on here!

So, now whether or not your taking part in the Challenge: how are you all doing today? Are you working out today, or are you resting?

I'm going to be getting my #WorkoutCompleteForK&D with Day 5 of the Challenge, and I'll have to get it done earlier than I usually workout. I've got a busy day ahead, and probably won't have time to do it this afternoon.

Alright, now let's get to our Fitness Friday question today!

I wanna know: what fitness goals have you set or accomplished recently? We usually have things we work towards, or want to improve on, so I want to know: what are yours?

Mine is definitely flexibility. I have to consistently work on it, or my range of motion suffers while working out, my joints ache, and I just start to feel like a T-rex--where my mobility is very limited (mostly due to the big head and little arms haha). I've never been a naturally flexible person, so that's a fitness goal of mine, to just be more flexible.

I'd also like to improve my cardio endurance. As someone who favors strength training, I tend to neglect cardio. And while I usually get a cardio workout from strength training, I feel I could gain a lot by adding a bit more into my exercise regimen.

And of course the long term goal of making health and wellness a life-long thing.

So Blenders, what are your fitness goals? Long term, short term, or maybe even a newly discovered goal?

Well Blenders, I think that's enough rambling from me today! Congrats to all of those who have completed the Kick A$$ Community Challenge--you all rock!! And thanks so much for checking-in with me--have a fantastic day today!