Ever since Lori found out that she is having a little girl we are feeling more girlie 😉  Plus a special announcement at the end of the post

So we grabbed our pirate pigtail shirts (from Raw Threads) and pink equalizer  and got inspired to work the full body with Purely Training workout #60!

Lori and I both want to show her little girl that working out and building strong muscles is fun and good for you! You won’t get bulky. Building muscle helps you feel more strong and confident. We also want to show her that working out can help her feel strong on the inside!

12 min full body workout pregnancy safe workout

12 minute full body workout to build strong lean muscle for the girl in us.

Grab Gymboss Interval Timer and set them for 24 rounds of 10 sec rest and 20 sec work!  There is little break so this is a fast moving workout. Perfect for days when you need to be mentally challenged so you are only focusing on the workout, nothing else. 12 minutes and you’re done!

If you have an equalizer you will need it for this workout. If you don’t have one you can use a chair or do things on the floor. We go over ideas in the video.

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This workout is made up 4 exercises with one being an isometric move. The L-sit is an isometric exercise, which means it strengthens your body even though you’re not moving.  Great exercise that tests and develop your core.

holding L sit while being pregnant

L-sits works a variety of muscles throughout your body like your abs, arms, especially your triceps and hip flexors.

This move is very challenging so if you are new to it start slow. Perform the L-sit with one leg at a time until you’re strong enough to raise both legs together. Or begin by using bent knees then work your way up until you can straighten your legs. When doing a L-sit while pregnant we recommend using bent knees, honor your body and rest when needed.

Stop performing the exercise if you feel pain. This goes for any Purely Training workout.

tummy tuck on equalizer

We love using our equalizer as it challenges us more. We feel our core more activated. Our balance is tested to the max.

Here your workout breakdown:

Don’t forget to PIN this workout to try this week and let us know how you liked it!

purely training 12 minute full body workout #60 -01

purely training 12 minute full body workout #60  (click for printable)

We suggest for different fitness levels:

B-fits (beginner peeps):   Follow video for recommendations. Do the exercises on the floor and do back flys instead of pull-ups. Use bent knee for L-sits or alternate lifting feet.

A-fits (advanced peeps):  Push yourself to go hard in each 20 seconds. Can do 32 rounds instead of 24 to really challenge yourself.

FIT moms (pregnancy recommendations) :  Do the modifications mentioned in the video.  Use bent knee for L-sits or alternate lifting feet.  For squat touch-downs go down as far as it feels comfortable to you. For tummy tucks you can do it against a wall to protect core. Safe for first trimester only.

pullup on equalizer

Is this workout safe for pregnancy? Yes! Follow along with Lori for any modifications. This workout is great for 1st trimester ONLY.


Warm-up and then come workout with us.

*disclaimer: make sure to consult with your doctor before trying anything new with your workout routine. 

We hope this workout has helped and inspired you to love your body.


vizsla turning 2

And Happy Birthday to JAX!!! He turns 2 today 🙂

We love you little guy. You bring a smile to our faces everyday.


Jax turning 1


Lori and Michelle

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21 thoughts on “how to feel girlie strong – 12 minute workout

  1. Happy Birthday Jax! And congrats on the baby girl! I missed that announcement but such exciting news! I feel like everyone has been having boys this past year, so the little girls better be strong and ready to stand their ground in the sea of males. 😉

    Posted on May 5, 2014 at 9:36 am
    1. Thank you Katie

      Posted on May 5, 2014 at 11:48 am
  2. Thanks for the workout, I’ll be doing this with a chair although the equalizer does intrigue me. I love all the variations you girls come up with. Happy bday Jax!!! Such a sweet face

    Posted on May 5, 2014 at 9:39 am
    1. Thanks Georgia, enjoy the workout

      Posted on May 5, 2014 at 11:49 am
  3. love the new bright Nikes — are they Frees?

    Posted on May 5, 2014 at 11:35 am
    1. Hillary yes!

      Posted on May 5, 2014 at 11:49 am
  4. This looks great!! Happy Birthday to Jax

    Posted on May 5, 2014 at 1:28 pm
    1. Thank you Divya

      Posted on May 5, 2014 at 1:54 pm
  5. This looks like a great workout! Also looks like a good piece of equipment to have at home. I also like that you shared alternatives in case you don’t have the equalizer – thanks for that! I’ll have to put the equalizer on my list of things I need to invest in 🙂

    Posted on May 5, 2014 at 5:31 pm
  6. awwww happy birthday Jax <3 aaaaand i so wanna do this workout – i really want an equalizer – i would put that to good use

    Posted on May 5, 2014 at 6:36 pm
  7. i love the pink capris! oh and the workout! 😉

    Posted on May 5, 2014 at 6:45 pm
  8. This looks so fun!! I’m still so excited you are having a girl! A little girlfriend for Baby D! 😉

    Posted on May 6, 2014 at 8:21 am
    1. thanks girl! I am excited too! 🙂

      Posted on May 6, 2014 at 8:50 am
  9. Happy birthday, Jax! haha he looks THRILLED. Did you give him extra treats? 😉

    Posted on May 6, 2014 at 8:21 am
    1. he got lots of peanut butter and coconut oil – his favorites 😉

      Posted on May 6, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Posted on May 6, 2014 at 1:52 pm
    and soon? the child and I will have matching MUSTACHES!

    Posted on May 7, 2014 at 7:20 am
    1. Awesome!!

      Posted on May 7, 2014 at 8:20 am
  12. Thanks for the great workout! Anything to spice up squats, love this move

    Posted on May 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm
    1. oh yes gotta love those squats 😉

      Posted on May 8, 2014 at 4:10 pm