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Total Body Recharge Workout

By Melissa Roth for FitnessMagazine.com

This is a zero-equipment, no sneakers required, all energy-boosting cardio workout that tones from head to toe. "You'll target your major muscle groups from every plane of motion while scorching away calories," says Maryanne Blake, group exercise instructor at the Sports Club/LA in Boston, who designed the gym's ingenious new yoga-meets-sculpting-meets-cardio Zenergy class and shared her best body blasters exclusively with FITNESS.

Complete these signature supermoves twice a week to tighten your bod and revive your brain.

Pick Up Sticks

What you'll need: A mat

Targets: Abs, butt, hips, and quads

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms by sides.
  • Lunge forward with right leg, bending right knee 90 degrees, left leg extended behind you, and reach right hand to ground beside right foot.
  • Return to start, switch sides and repeat. MAKE IT HARDER: Jump up between lunges and switch legs in midair to alternate sides or take shorter steps and lunge faster.
  • Do 10 reps per leg.

All photos by Amy Postle

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