If you’ve been keeping up with us then you know we’ve been getting active across our social channels with our new #FitAtHome exercise series. And now, not only are we excited to bring you even more live workout content, we want to help you find your zen and up your cooking game, too!
That’s why we’ve partnered with Ten Percent Happier to bring you our new Fitbit Mindfulness series, NYC-based trainer Charlee Atkins to lead a powerhouse workout, and dietician Erin Palinksi-Wade to learn some new recipes, get tips on mindful eating strategies, and more. Because while we continue to shelter-in-place, it’s important to keep our minds, bodies, and nutrition in sync.
What will the new #FitAtHome workout series entail?
Starting Tuesday, May 12, head to the official Fitbit Instagram page to sweat it out with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and fitness influencer Amy Kiser Schemper as they bring you everything from full-body workouts to kid-friendly exercises you can do right in your living room. Here’s the breakdown:
Tuesdays at 8:30 AM, you can find Amy leading a kid’s “PE” workout right from her home. Yes, this means exercise moves your kids can do with you! Thursdays at noon will be dedicated to a quick, full-body workout anyone can do.
On Wednesdays, join Harley for a simple at-home workout, and on Fridays, grab your family for a workout you can all do together.
Access it all by hopping on Fitbit’s IGTV. Each session will last 20-30 minutes and the series will continue for eight weeks. Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, workouts will be saved on Fitbit’s IGTV so that you can always go back and check them out later.
That’s not all—we’re also throwing another workout session into the mix with NYC-based instructor Charlee Atkins. Starting Saturday, May 20, at 9:30 AM, Charlee will be leading a 30-minute total body workout right from Fitbit’s Instagram Live.
After Saturday, she’ll be live each Monday starting from June 1 through July 6. You don’t want to miss this. And don’t forget to share your home workouts with us by using the hashtag #FitAtHome!
What is the Ten Percent Happier for Fitbit Mindfulness Series?
Though the world has slowed down in many ways due to COVID-19, that doesn’t necessarily mean our minds have. We all need a gentle reminder to find calm, breathe, and clear our minds during these times.
So, whether you’re looking to hone your practice, new to meditation, or just interested in learning more, we’re here to help with Ten Percent Happier. Here’s how you can build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos:
Starting on Tuesday, May 12, head to our YouTube channel at 8:30 AM for bi-weekly live meditations led by Ten Percent Happier meditation teachers Alexis Santos and Sebene Selassie. Each will lead their own mini-series on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with each episode lasting 12-13 minutes, with their meditations building off the week previous.
And don’t be discouraged if you miss a week—you can still jump in without doing earlier ones. But if you want to catch up, the videos will be saved to our channel for access at any time after each one goes live.
What will Erin Palinski-Wade’s Instagram Live include?
Having trouble feeling inspired in the kitchen lately? Join us with dietician, speaker, spokesperson, and author Erin Palinski-Wade on Fitbit’s Instagram Live to learn new recipes, her tips on mindful eating strategies, and for an insightful Q&A session!
The line up:
- Sunday, May 24, Erin will be on Fitbit’s Instagram Live at 12:00 PM sharing her Slow Cooker Veggie Recipe.
- Sunday, May 31, join her in a discussion about mindful eating strategies that work even when you’re stressed out.
- Sunday, June 7, get involved with an Erin Q&A session.
- Sunday, June 14, get cooking with her delicious Apple Nachos recipe.
If you love these live workouts, guided meditations, recipes, and discussions, you can easily find more in Fitbit Premium. If you’re not yet on Premium, redeem your free 90-day trial by opening the Fitbit app and tapping on the “Premium” tab in the lower-right corner. This trial offer is only valid through the Fitbit app and is only available for new Premium users.
If you’re not eligible for a 90-day Premium trial, you may still be able to redeem a 90-day trial of Fitbit Coach—available in English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese. To access Fitbit Coach, download and open the Fitbit Coach app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. From there, you can access 30 free workouts, or can tap any locked workout content to start your free trial.
Let’s continue to navigate through this time with positivity and movement, encouraging each other to stay active, practice mindfulness, and keep healthy. And remember to give yourself kudos for making it all happen, too!
Amy Kiser Schemper
Amy is a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor with 15 years working in the industry, and a busy mom of two. She has a Master’s of Exercise Science from Concordia University in Chicago, and two undergraduate degrees from Virginia Tech. Amy is the founder of BodyFit by Amy, an online fitness community and YouTube Channel with a community of over half a million subscribers, spanning 180 countries! In addition to specializing in circuit training and interval training for maximum results, Amy is trained in Boxing, Mat Pilates, Kettlebell, TRX, Sports Specific Training, Yoga, Prenatal and Postnatal Training, and Nutrition. She has trained clients of all ages and all fitness levels, and taught all different types of group classes. Check out Amy’s website here and Instagram here.
Celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak holds a master of science degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto, and an honors degree in Kinesiology from University of Western Ontario. As a fitness and nutrition specialist, Harley has trained many celebrities, including Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Jessica Simpson, Ariana Grande, John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Megan Fox, and Jennifer Hudson. Harley has also lectured around the globe and does speaking engagements regularly. Check out his website here and Instagram here.
Seb is one of the most beloved teachers in the Ten Percent world, and she also teaches broadly in the Insight Meditation community. Her teaching style is grounded, trustworthy, and warm. She was born in Ethiopia and raised in Washington DC, and has many incredible and challenging life experiences that, coupled with her practice, lend her an air of authority on matters of wisdom and sanity. Check out her Instagram here.
Alexis is one of the most deeply-practiced teachers at Ten Percent Happier. He lived as a monk in Burma for three years after leaving Harvard Medical School to pursue the spiritual path. Now he travels all around the world teaching meditation in the Insight community. His teaching style is relaxed, accessible, and warm. Check out his website here.
Charlee is an NYC-based instructor who has been coaching for over a decade and has been featured by Women’s Health, Men’s Health, PopSugar, Cosmopolitan, Well+Good, and The New York Times as one of the top 50 trainers in America. Her introduction to the boutique fitness world began at SoulCyclewhere, as a Master Instructor, Charlee taught at over 40 different locations, selling out classrooms in Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, LA, Boston, Denver, and NYC. She has been a featured instructor in the openings of SoulAnnex by SoulCycle, Performix House, Studio B by Bandier, and the East Coast expansion of Alo Yoga. You can follow her on Instagram here and check out her website here.
As a valued authority in nutrition and diabetes, Erin is one of the most quoted dietitians in the country and a sought-after speaker, spokesperson, and writer. She has authored four books including the bestselling 2 Day Diabetes Diet and Belly Fat Diet For Dummies. Erin is a trusted resource and writer for a variety of media outlets, including Food Network, Bravo TV, Prevention Magazine, EverydayHealth.com, and Diabetes Forecast.
Erin’s mission is to help busy people make time for health. She works with clients in her private practice in NJ, and often serves as a corporate and motivational speaker, leading workshops, seminars, and panels across the country.
Her focus is providing simple, actionable steps to make healthy lifestyle changes manageable amidst today’s fast-paced world. You can check out her Instagram here.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.