Everyone is ready for the beach weather now that summer is here. The problem is, not everyone is beach body ready. It can be an embarrassing task to head out to the beach with friends if you feel that your body isn’t up to par. This is why Lionesse wants to help you get back on track with your fitness routine, and help you to tone up anywhere. Toning up is easy and can be done, no matter your location. Check out the helpful tips below for ideas.
Lunges and Jumps
This is a simple one you will probably want to do in the comfort of your own home or in your office behind closed doors. Starting out in a lunge position, place your left hand on the floor extended in front of you with your right arm back and up in the air. From there, jump straight up into the air, landing on your tip toes with legs crossed (think ballerina) and with your arms in an L shape. Repeat the exercise using the opposite arm, and landing with the opposite leg in front when you jump. Repeat this exercise 20 times. TIP: Swing arms hard as you jump up for momentum.
Change Up Jumps
This is a super simple and fun way to tone up and get your heart pumping. Starting out with your legs about shoulder-width apart and slightly bent, and one hand in front of you and bent at the elbow, with one behind, you will then propel yourself into a jump, swinging your arms, and jumping towards the left. From there, repeat twenty times, jumping to the left every time and landing in the starting position. You will want to do this one fast, and you will get very sweaty – so be sure you have a towel nearby!
This would be perfect for the office during your lunch break or while the kids are napping at home. Get on the ground on all fours. Assume the position of – for lack of a better explanation – a dog next to a fire hydrant. One leg up, opposite arm up and bent on the same side. From there, keep your core tightened and reach your right arm back – over your back – and grab your left leg. No need to hold the position, simply go back to the starting position and repeat 20 times for each side.
This is a much simpler exercise, but still is very effective. Lay out across the floor with your hands over your head and your feet pointed straight. Keep your core pulled in towards your spine. Slowly roll up, keeping your core tight, and as you do, roll one leg up and meet your chest. Slowly release your leg back to the ground and roll down slowly as you do, keeping your core engaged the entire time. Repeat 10 times with the same leg, and then 10 times with the opposite leg.