Too often I think the arms get forgotten about when we’re working on our fitness. So today, I want to show you an arms workout you can do at home to tone the muscles without adding bulk. Just follow along on this video and then insert these exercises in to your routine.
Equipment needed: 3-5 pound weights
Perform the circuit once, then as you get stronger repeat it twice! (more…)
Dancers are elegant and graceful when on stage, but off stage they can be total gym rats. In ballet those delicate moves are possible because the dancers pay much attention to their fitness, especially their core and legs.
If you’ve been looking for a way to get more shapely, sexy, toned legs, then this workout from the new FuseDance Cardio Lean will get you started.
Watch the video and follow my lead to knock out a workout first thing this morning and give you the energy to take on your entire weekend!
Perform these fabulous exercises to get beautiful long, lean, toned legs of a dancer and have fun all at the same time! (more…)
Are you traveling during summer vacation? Probably so.
Do you stretch on these trips? You can guess the answer to this is usually NO!!
Personally, I travel at least twice a month and I use these two following stretches all of the time to open my tight hips and lengthen my hamstrings after hours of sitting.
It’s important to remember excessive amounts of sitting may cause lower back pain from shortened hip flexors that can pull the pelvis forward resulting in discomfort. Also, sitting will place increased amount of pressure on the spine compared to standing or lying down.
Here’s a simple solution that will keep you feeling good as you take on all of the adventures and activity in your vacation itinerary.
Kick-off the weekend with my bikini body blast workout, it’s a head-to-toe set of exercises that will keep you in shape for that bikini (or help you get closer!).
Watch my brief video demonstration of each of the exercises, and follow the reps instruction below.
Repeat the circuit two more times for extra calorie burn.
See more of Tracey Mallett’s workouts and fitness tips.
April has hit us and what better time to focus on losing the dreaded Muffin top? Who doesn’t want to get ready to strut your stuff on the beach with confidence?
Here are a couple of my all time favorite exercises that target the obliques by working them against the resistance of your own body weight. Perform these exercises at least 3-4 times a week for best results, but remember you need to combine them with some cardio such as walking, jogging, swimming or cycling to help lose overall body fat.
Muffin Blaster – Side Planks
Start with your elbow bent on the floor with your shoulder and wrist inline with elbow. Your top leg is crossed in front with your hips facing forwards and the arm is extended resting on the hip.
Inhale as you drop the hips toward the floor then exhale and lift the hips back to the start position.
Reps: 1 x 15 reps on each side
Waist Shrinker – Side Twists
Start with your elbow bent on the floor with your shoulder and wrist inline with elbow. Your top leg is crossed in front with your hips facing forwards. The arm is extended overhead in line with the shoulder and the palm is facing forwards.
Exhale as you draw the abs in towards the spine, and reach the arm underneath your supporting arm as you rotate the torso and lift your hips towards the ceiling. Inhale and rotate the body and arm back to start position.
Tips: Rotate your body and lift your hips as high as you can and look under your arm.
Reps: 1 x 10 reps on each side.
Try Tracey’s lower-body workout with this video for Simple Chair Exercises.