Lower Body Floor Routine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jto9mo-0IIg A toned lower half will look bangin’ in your summer shorts or bathing suit this summer ;) While cardio and strength training are both crucial to achieve the muscles you want, these three moves will certainly help sculpt the muscles in your legs, glutes and even lower back! Remember to keep your abdominal muscles tight throughout these moves to support your lower back—it can take a ...continue reading

Carve Out Your Calves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S19c9I67MbI Last week we worked the upper portion of our legs…why not focus on the lower legs this week? The calves get tight from aerobic exercises such as running, jumping and step machines, but focusing on strengthening and stretching them can make many types of cardiovascular and strength exercises more comfortable. Calves likely get a good workout in high heels (if you are female), but toning ...continue reading

Switch Up Your Lunges

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie07ydXI4Z8 Lunges are one of my top toning choices for the lower body. Whether they’re jumping, static, walking or even with plates, you feel the burn soon after you start the exercise! Love them or hate them, lunges are fabulous for toning your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, hip flexors and calves. Some people dread repeating the traditional lunge ad nauseum…so today I’m introducing ...continue reading

Total Body Plank Circuit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svUZsn0F4bo You can actually get a great workout without standing up. I know, this sounds like a bad infomercial claim, but don’t be confused: you will be working and you will sweat!  This video shows you four different exercises on your hands and toes. After getting your heart pumping, you’ll work your shoulders and entire upper body, tone your glutes and outer thighs and finish off with some ...continue reading

Double Duty Strength Moves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHYuqqR3gg8 One of my favorite ways to rack up an effective, heart pumping and muscle-sculpting workout? Performing upper and lower body strength moves in tandem! While working several muscle groups at once, your cardiovascular system begins to work a bit as well (in addition to the muscles targeted by the weights). Grab a medium-heavy pair of dumbbells and join me for three effective exercises! You can use ...continue reading

Squat It Out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xx2Uar9lKE To tighten you tush, squats pretty much can’t be beat. But after a few months of banging out straight reps (act like you are going to sit in an invisible chair, pop back up to standing), this can get quite boring and your body will soon adapt. That’s why these lower body exercises that require you to move while in a squatting position are fabulous! The office talk in the video is ...continue reading