Saturday, July 21, 2012

Beginner Full Body Toning

Hi Everyone,

Marie joined me for a workout today. This is a beginner workout, that will work your entire body. Marie is going to do a run this evening to add some cardio to this workout. 

I also included some pictures of Marie's progression. These are her before and after photos. 

The photo in the black shirt is from December (about 10 days after she had her baby), the photo with the baby is from February when she did a workout with me, and the photo in the pink is from today. Marie has gotten much stronger. 

This is actually the fourth video Marie has done with me. To see some more beginner workouts with Marie you can check out the "Guest Star" tab above, or click on these links:

I hope you all enjoy the workout, and seeing Marie's progress!


Beginner: 10 reps, 30 seconds timed exercises
Intermediate: 15 reps, 45 seconds
Advanced: 20 reps, 60 seconds

1. Mountain Climbers (timed)
2. Warrior 3 Squat
3. Pendulum Plank (right) (timed or reps)
4. Pendulum Plank (left) (timed or reps)
5. High Knees (timed)
6. Spiderman Pushup
7. Bridge Squeeze (timed)
8. Plie Jump
9. Side Plank (right)
10. Side Plank (left)



  1. Great workout and Marie looks amazing.

  2. Awesome work out!!! Just started today and it was great getting back into working out after a 5 month absence =) and Marie looks great!! Keep it up!

    1. I'm glad you're back! :) Keep up the good work!

  3. new to your blog. love your workouts. i was doing, but really... i LOVE your style better. thank you!!!!

    1. Thanks Angie! I am so happy you are enjoying the workouts! :)

  4. I'm just about to get started. I found your blog on pinterest and am anxious to get going! I was curious if your workout will work just as well for men? My boyfriend is looking for something new to do from home, will this work for him?

    1. This would definitely work for him as well. I have had guys guest star in some of my videos and they were all shocked at how challenging the workouts are. Also, my husband does them with me all the time. :) I hope you enjoy the workouts. Keep me posted on your progress!

  5. Marie has really transformed herself fully. Also Melissa, you too look great. Both of you have become an inspiration for many of the women in the world.. Keep going! :)

    1. Thank you so much! :) Marie has worked hard, and achieved great results!

  6. hey i just got to know of ur account, hope it will benifit me:)
    n thnx for the blog .

  7. Hi, I saw your blog on Pinterest and started with your beginner workouts. I really like your videos!
    Thank you!
    Anna from Germany

  8. Hi melissa, I came across your utube exercise " How to lose belly fat in 10 days" so glad I came to your blog. That exercise was to much for right now.Ha ha. I have lung problems due to smoking many years an last year I decided to quit, I was on oxegen all day. So I had to have my lungs heal before I could exercise. They are still healing but I'am no longer using the oxegen all day,, only when I sleep, I treadmill for 30mins 3times a weak an have my own weider gym. The treadmill I use at our local rec center. But I love your beginner workout, I make it just a little shorter (because of my lungs) but it is a great workout for me an I will continue to use it an hopefully work up to a greater one. Thanks so much

  9. I have recently lost 30 pounds, but have hit a plateau and am getting a bit discouraged about. So I figured I would concentrate more on toning than losing more weight. I came across your video on pinterest and absolutely love it. Is there any pointers you can give me about breaking through the plateau that I have hit? Thanks a bunch!