Kayla Itsines is an Australian fitness trainer who is known for sharing her favorite exercises with her 12.2 million followers on Instagram, while also penning inspirational and encouraging messages in the captions of her posts.
On Friday, the trainer took to the photo-sharing platform to demonstrate an obstacle-style circuit for her followers. For the workout, Kayla wore a sports bra featuring gray, yellow, and black horizontal stripes that left much of her upper body on display, including her chiseled abdomen and muscular arms. She added a pair of black ultra-short gym shorts that allowed viewers a nearly uninterrupted view of her long, muscular legs. The trainer wore her typical white gym sneakers and an Apple watch to complete the look. She pulled her long, brunette tresses up into a high ponytail that flowed down her back.
In the video, Kayla was full of energy as she moved through each exercise, appearing to perform them as quickly as possible. The first exercise in the circuit was a type of jumping burpee using a thick black step. She then ran over to a pair of dumbbells, which she picked up and performed two rows, before dropping to the floor and executing two push-ups.
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As a trainer, one of my favourite things to do in the gym with my clients is to set up an obstacle style circuit. I’ll have them complete 12-20 reps of each exercise (depending on what it is) as quickly as possible then move onto the next station. I always make sure I have one less client than station exercises so they don’t run into each other. ???????? This is also a great way to workout with a group of friends. #BBGcommunity, who wants me to show you HOW to set up a circuit like this and where you would like me to film it eg. gym, home, outdoors? www.kaylaitsines.com/app #BBG #BBGStronger #BBGBeginner #BBG2020 #circuitworkout
In the third exercise, Kayla placed her hands on a gym bench and jumped from one side to the other with her legs together. The fitness guru then headed over to the pull-up bars to perform crunches and pull ups. Without slowing down, she picked up a black jump rope and jumped a few times before dropping it and relaxing. She stuck her tongue out at the camera in a gesture of exhaustion.
In the caption of the post, Kayla explained that — as a fitness trainer — she often has her clients perform a similar type of obstacle circuit at the gym, completing 12-20 reps of each exercise. She added that it’s also a great activity to do with friends. Kayla ended the caption by asking her followers if they wanted her to show them how to set up an obstacle circuit and if so, in what location.
As with most of her posts, the fitness trainer’s followers loved her video, leaving it nearly 200,000 likes in the first three hours of being posted. In the comments section, they responded to her question and expressed how much of an inspiration she was to them.
“Such an inspiration! I can’t wait to get to that strong a core on my BBG journey!! Home or outdoors would be awesome!” one Instagram user commented.