5 Reasons to Strengthen Your Core

A strong core is the key to longevity and fitness. Your core affects all your movements. A strong core improves posture, balance, back pain and athletic performance. Working your core is much more than just looking good in a bikini. The good news is that you do not need any fancy equipment to work yourContinue reading “5 Reasons to Strengthen Your Core”

6 Exercises to Shape Your Legs for Summer

This is a challenging routine that will sculpt and tone your legs for the summer. You should incorporate these exercises into your fitness routine. You should be doing your cardio alongside this routine. Try to do each exercise for a minute. If a minute is too long do what you can in 30 seconds. IfContinue reading “6 Exercises to Shape Your Legs for Summer”

Boat Pose with a Curl and Press

This exercise works your core and arms. Toning and sculpting your body for the summer.   Start by sitting on the mat with your feet on the floor, knees bent. Lift your knees and bring yourself into boat position like the picture above. Your arms should be at your side holding dumbbells with your palmsContinue reading “Boat Pose with a Curl and Press”

Reverse Lunge with a Hop

This is a very good exercise for runners as it improves leg strength making a runner less prone to injury. Position yourself in a lunge wih your right leg back. Swing your right leg forward hopping onto your left foot and return back down into a lunge position. Make sure to keep your core engagedContinue reading “Reverse Lunge with a Hop”

Single Leg Glute Bridge

This exercise strengthens glutes, hamstrings and your core as you contract both the lower back and abdominal muscles. Start by lying on the floor with your feet flat on the mat and knees bent. Raise your left leg off the mat pulling the knee to your chest. Keeping your core and glutes engaged execute theContinue reading “Single Leg Glute Bridge”

Plie Squat With Calf Raise

The plie squat is great for toning the inner thighs. This exercise also works your core, glutes, thighs, ankles and calves. Start by standing with feet wider than hip-width apart with your feet pointed outwards. Holding a dumbell or a kettle bell with both hands slowly lower yourself down into a plie squat. Keep yourContinue reading “Plie Squat With Calf Raise”

Hands and Knees Balance

This exercise is fantastic for the core. Strengthening your core improves your posture, back pain and althletic performance preventing sports injuries. Start by getting on your hands and knees on your mat. Make sure your hands are parallel underneath your shoulders and your abs are held in tight.  Begin by lifting your right leg holdingContinue reading “Hands and Knees Balance”