Move of the Month: Couch Potato Workout

You may feel more sluggish than lively at this time of year.   But it’s kind of gloomy out … so we’ve got exercises for a leaner, more toned body without leaving the comfort of your living room. Replace a bench with your couch: Tricep Dips 1. Begin with your hands holding you up on […]

The Modern Pretzel

A dancer’s physique, which certainly looks good in a bathing suit, consists of strong abs and a beautifully lifted tushie. The legendary dancer and choreographer Martha Graham introduced this exercise as “The Pretzel.” It’s been updated to slim the waistline, tone the lower back and obliques, all while lifting the seat muscles. You might not […]

Bird Dog Plank

If you dislike crunches, here is the core exercise for you. The Bird Dog Plank works the neck and back muscles along with the chest, abs, glutes and hamstrings. The isometric contraction of the abdominal muscles strengthens your core, which not only makes you look better, but also improves your posture, fine tunes your balance […]

Beautiful and Strong Legs for Any Season

Wall squats strengthen and sculpt your thighs and glutes, which is reason enough to do this easy-on-the-joints exercise. Not sold yet? It can help prevent knee injuries and strengthen your core, plus, you can do it anywhere. All you need is a wall. Stand 12-18 inches from a wall. Squat down with your back against […]

Swimmer's Arms Without Getting Wet

Sleeveless dresses, bathing suits, tank tops—time to get your arms toned. Swimming gives you slim arms, plus it’s a great total body workout, but if you can’t make it to a pool, this move mimics the freestyle stroke on land. It tones your arms, shoulders, back and core muscles. To prepare: Wrap a resistance cord […]

Bring out Your Inner Warrior

Benefits: Strengthens and stretches the legs, knees and ankles as well as the groins, spine, waist, chest, lungs and shoulders. Stimulates the abdominal organs. Increases stamina. Bring out your inner warrior!  1. Step your feet wide apart. Extend arms out to the side, shoulder height with palms facing down. Turn your left foot in slightly […]

Tricep Dips

Focusing on fitness, the Move of the Month seeks to help you get more oompf in less time. This move focuses on getting those arms in shape for the “Holiday-I’m-going-sleeveless-tonight!” season. A little dip’ll do ya Move: Tricep dips (a.k.a. reverse push-ups) Muscles worked: Triceps (which are responsible for a shapely, toned-looking arm) Equipment: None […]

Video: Super Fly

Focusing on fitness, the Move of the Month seeks to help you get more oompf in less time. This first move, featured in our November magazine, is a modified plank that works virtually every muscle in your body with a few added techniques.