Hi, I'm Kelly and the Founder of the FreeBody workout.
I'm passionate about movement because it's one of the few things that can instantly clear my head, remind me of what I consider truly important, and focus my direction. It calms, grounds, and strengthens me.
I'm passionate about movement because it has turned into one thing that can instantly get me sane again.
It's a chance to recharge, re-energize, and take control of how I feel in my skin. It strengthens my body, lifts my soul, and eases my mind.
After recognizing the need to feel at home in our own bodies in order to then free them, I started experimenting with workouts primarily using only my own body (in other words, bodyweight workouts).
I fell in love with the challenge to control my own body and make everyday activity easier and more efficient. I wanted to move better and live better. And so, the FreeBody workout was born.
I want you to get more from your exercise practice. I want you to have a strong body and mind. I want your practice to make the movement you do every single day easier. I want you to feel as good as you look and absolutely adore your body.
I want you to free your body so you can move and live how you want.
A few great things about FreeBody:
What it is
FreeBody is a bodyweight workout based primarily on three core principles: high intensity training to work the cardiovascular system and burn fat, powerhouse engagement (core) to increase body control and movement efficiency, and functional strength training to build (i.e. tone) muscle.
Inside each workout, you'll find...
- strength based movements
- balance poses
- flexibility exercises
- empowering mantras
- an emphasis on body and core control
The powerhouse is the group of muscles at the center of the body.
We rely on this powerhouse for all activities of daily living (things we do every single day). And so, every FreeBody workout contains a number of exercises designed to test and improve powerhouse control. This control helps us to perform everything we do with more ease and less chance of injury.
Here are a few of the things I try to bring to every workout:
- A challenge to control your body through your powerhouse (core)
- A focus on breathing to bring mind-body awareness and reduce stress.
- Exercises to strengthen the center of the body in order to ease back pain and make everyday movement more efficient.
We use the principles of “high intensity interval training” during the FreeBody workouts. These short, effective workouts torch major calories, burn fat, and continuously challenge our cardiovascular systems. The idea behind high intensity training is to bounce between a high intensity (your heart rate ideally will be up closer to your MAX heart rate) and a lower intensity (or resting period where your heart rate is closer to resting heart rate).
We follow these principles to decrease the amount of time needed for each workout and still increase overall cardiovascular fitness, torch calories, and burn abdominal and subcutaneous (just under the skin) fat! The workouts are designed to progressively and positively challenge your body.
The FreeBody practice takes advantage of the fact that we can improve our metabolism (therefore increasing calories burned throughout the day) by increasing muscle mass! We will focus on functional exercises in order to strengthen our muscles and build lean muscles mass.
Remember that muscle burns more calories than fat, even while resting.
There are full-body, lower-body and upper-body specific workouts within the FreeBody practice. We will work our legs, arms, shoulders, back and my all-favorite glutes multiple times a week and from different angles, for best results!
Don’t forget…strengthening your muscles = toning your muscles!
See Mini Workout Examples
FreeBody 100 (beginner)
FreeBody 200 (intermediate)
FreeBody 300 (advanced)
FreeBody for mobility and flexibility (all levels)
Note: These workouts are separated by fitness level. There are no variations within exercises. So, make sure you are truly ready for whichever level you pick! Each hosts 8 workouts and a 3.5 - month exercise plan. As the fitness level increases, so does the emphasis on quality and control. We start to move into a more "flow" type workout! This option is for those ONLY looking for an exercise program OR for those who've already completed the workouts along the Wellness Boulevard.