Behind the scenes & the making of the #BIKINISERIES ☀

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 Every year Karena and I brainstorm, dream, create and come up with a BIKINI SERIES that we think will not only motivate this team, top the last year’s series, but resonate with all of us.

What does summer mean? Does it mean flip flops, your favorite bikini and sunshine? Sure… but what really makes summer, ☀SUMMER☀?  After coming up with tons of concepts, these are the words that we want this year’s BIKINI SERIES to scream… without saying :)

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This year’s theme was “#CreateYourSummer.”  You can truly create your life, shape the memories you’ll make and choose the people you surround yourself with. You can create your happiness. We are huge on making vision boards and lists! What’s on your summer bucket list? How will you create your summer!? We loved seeing all of your pics! There are over 72,300 #createyoursummer pics on instagram from the series!!  Even more amazing, there are over 337,000 #BIKINISERIES posts too :) Now, that’s a whole lot of inspiration! You are what keeps us inspired and motivated!  So, thank YOU!

Here’s the Behind the Scenes video of the 2014 BIKINI SERIES


We spent a few days in beautiful Newport Beach, California where we’re hosting the 2014 Tone It Up Retreat!  It’s the most fabulous place to visit or take a vacation with girlfriends and family.  You can do just about everything from sailing, outdoor festivals, amusement parks right on the beach, surf, hike, explore and more.  We couldn’t think of a better place to film or host this year’s fitness retreat!

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The Official 2014 BIKINI SERIES Video!  

Thank you to Newport Beach for welcoming Tone It Up!  And cheers to James Mills,  Edwin Eversole, Scott McFarlane and Nicole L. Hill for capturing every moment,  Jenna Anton +Daven Mayeda for making us feel beautiful and our TIU team Kelsey, Leckrone and Stephen for the hustle, the collaboration and the continued teamwork~~~ 3am call times, trailers and heavy stages are just a few words to describe the sweat, love and dedication! Also, a HUGE hug to our TIUoffice for the past 8 weeks… between challenges, bikinis, prizes and more- you are Karena’s and my rock!  Thank you again everyone.  You’re what makes our dreams come to life… and that’s the most amazing part about all of this…  you’re extraordinary and we’re forever grateful!

Here are a bunch of behind the scenes photos and more pics from our instagram @karenakatrina!


To catch up with the entire BIKINI SERIES and see what’s happened over the last 8 weeks~ take a look at all the posts and workouts HERE!  If you are submitting a success story… get your transformations ready!!! See the Grand Prize Announcements HERE!!!!


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  1. Christi Mackey says:

    so fun! I love the video! So creative and unique! This team is such a blessing to so many of us!

  2. caroline says:

    Tone it up and the #bikiniseries is one of the best thing that happens to me in a long time. I am so grateful for you girls and all this lovely, supportive and fun community. @TiuCarolineC xox

  3. I love that you guys have so much fun making these videos! It makes the workouts and watching them more exciting and fun for all of us :)

  4. Heatherchristineviles says:

    Hi ladies, who makes the top and skirt karena is wearing on the sail boat. Super cute!! Thanks

    1. toneitupcom says:

      The skirt is acacia and the striped top is from urban outfitters :)

  5. Kelly Lee says:

    You both are some of the most amazing and the most inspirational women i’ve ever had the opportunity to come across. You have both taught me so much over the last 8 weeks that will stick with me forever. I love that you have so much fun, that you are so dedicated and so giving of yourselves. You both must be exhausted. Thank you so much for everything you do. Keep on being amazing and gorgeous. <3 Kelly Lee

    1. toneitupcom says:

      thank you so much Kelly! You all keep us inspired and motivated :)

  6. Brooke Meyer Trentlage says:

    I had a blast with y’all these last 8 weeks! I’m going to keep toning up with you!

  7. Malgosia says:

    Where can I get a cute one piece bathing suit like the red and navy/white stripe? Thanks girls!

  8. danangerr says:

    Probably two of the most beautiful girls inside and out. The behind the scenes videos like this and even the bloopers you pop in the end of some of the workout videos are hands down my favourite – they remind us that you guys are real people too! Especially when you share your struggles, like in the HIIT the beach 2 on the beach babe two dvd when Katrina takes a break during the plank – LOVE that you included that because it motivates me more knowing it can be hard for you sometimes too lol! Love this team you guys created and already can’t wait for next year’s bikini series :) Lots of love from your Canadian tiu team!

  9. Erin Schmidt says:

    I was feeling blue today and watched the behind the scenes video on repeat – made me smile every time. I love our trainers. This community and K&K mean so much to me.

  10. Julie C says:

    Anyone know where Karena’s red one piece is from?

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