I am kind of geeking out over here this morning. I finally started playing around with Canva, a simple drag-and-drop design software. I typically use PicMonkey to create all of my workout images (check out this post for a tutorial: How To Create Workout Images in PicMonkey), but when I attended BlogFest last year, a few bloggers recommended Canva as another great design resource.
I used only the free design elements (like PicMonkey, you can pay to upgrade for access to a larger variety of features), but it was fun to click around in a new design space this morning.
Here’s the workout image I created:
I know it doesn’t look all that different from the PicMonkey images I frequently share on the blog, but access to new fonts and backgrounds made me a little giddy and I know I’ll be back to experiment further in Canva soon.
I just wanted to share a little bit more about Canva this morning for any bloggers out there who do not own fancy-schmancy design software who might be looking for a site that offers free design tools! Since I don’t own Photoshop or Lightroom, I rely fairly heavily on sites like PicMonkey (and now Canva!) and wanted to spread the word!
And if you’re not a blogger, I still think the site might interest you, as I’ve used free design sites for everything from Christmas cards to bridal shower invitations.
But, anyway, back to the workout…
The above image features a workout I created yesterday. A fellow personal trainer and I collaborated to take a small group of three women through a 60-minute total body training session. She was in charge of the warm up and upper body portion while I took care of lower body, core work and the cool down. Teamwork, baby!
Below you will find a breakdown of the exercises featured above…
Lower Body Exercises:
Get ready to get sweaty!! And, as always, rest as needed and listen to your body!