Extreme Lunges

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VJYJ058hHI I adore a good lunge. They’re just challenging enough and target your major muscle groups while moving so your heart gets a workout too. Experts agree: One noted in a FITNESS Magazine article named the lunge as one of the top nine most effective toners since it hits your leg and butt muscles at the same time. You don’t need any fancy equipment for this super-strengthening exercise ...continue reading

Weight Training Basics With a Twist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B42-1zk0ZA Think of today’s video as the advanced track of our basic strength favorites: squats, shoulder presses, lunges, push-ups and planks. We’re fusing these together for an effective, fun workout! You’ll need a set of medium-heavy dumbbells (you can probably handle a slightly heavier pair on the clean and press than the other two moves) and just a bit of free space. A couple ...continue reading

Curtsy Lunges Three Ways

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgQbWjUdS6Y Truth: I was one of those who where feeling overwhelmed with British wedding news over the past few weeks, and up until Thursday, would readily admit that I was anxious for it to be over. But the moment I saw Kate’s dress and the happy couple at the ceremony on Friday, I was won over! Inspired by the royal event, today’s workout is based on the curtsy lunge. Don’t worry, you ...continue reading

Fun Butt and Thigh Toning Exercises

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoJa5zJmBbg We’ll keep it short and sweet with today’s post and let the moves do the talking! Grab one medium-weight dumbbell, a chair (or something sturdy to lean on) and a little free space for these three exercises that will strengthen your legs, glutes and calves. They’re fun new spins on the classic lunges and calf raises that will bring variety to your lower body toning routine. ...continue reading

New Lower Body Strength Challenge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puqL_iN5FrQ Having strong stems is important for your everyday activities, keeps your metabolism humming (thanks to those large muscle groups) and, of course, makes your legs and booty look great in a pair of jeans. Today, I have three new exercises that will strengthen your lower body, even without weights. Check out the video for: Plies with heel lifts Curtsy lunges One leg sit and stands (a lot harder ...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