Jan 232016
 

Snow Day 1

Burn Calories on a Snow Day

First snow day of the year! Not my favorite thing in the world; but it presents a great way to burn some calories using all kinds of different muscles. Go ahead get out there and have fun snow day with the kids; sledding and walking back up to the top of the hill is great for your quads, glutes and hamstrings. Make it more intense by giving the kids a ride up the hill on the sled. How about building a snowman or igloo fort or having a snow ball fight? Your core and upper body will get a great workout. If you are shoveling; remember it is a good idea to warm up before and stretch afterward, make sure you take a couple of breaks so you don’t over do it and be sure to stay hydrated. Enjoy the snow day – burn some calories and have some fun!

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Feb 152014
 
bathing suit backProne Leg Extension
on stability ball

Using the stability ball makes you work twice as hard doing this exercise.  This is an advanced exercise and not recommended for anyone with low back issues.  Make it easier by liftin456 - pronelegextension w SBg your legs 1 at a time and alternating sides.  Remember to keep your abs tight and exhale when you lift your legs!  Be sure to use good exercise technique. CLICK HERE to view the proper form!

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Oct 042013
 

squats w front kicksSquats with Front Kicks ~

Now that it’s Fall, it seems like everyone wants their skinny jeans to fit just a little bit better! The Squat with Front Kicks from day #31 of our 6 Week Shape Up Challenge will definitely up the intensity for your legs, thighs & glutes and burn those extra calories! If your goal is weight loss; use a lighter weight, do  259 - squats w front kicksmore reps and make this exercise a little more cardio! To really sculpt your bum use a heavier weight and do 8 to 10 reps! Remember to use good exercise technique. Click here to watch the video.

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Sep 132013
 

bridgeAbductor Leg Lift

This easy to do exercise does so much more than you would imagine! It not only targets your outer thighs, hips and glute muscles; but because you are standing on 1 foot you are also working on balance and core strength! The heavier the weight the more you will tighten, tone and firm those hard to target thigh muscles. Be sure to keep your hips squared up and facing forward. By maintaining a neutral position and using goo326 - abductor leg liftd form and exercise technique you will also feel your standing leg glute muscles ‘firing’ and working too! For firmer thighs and hips aim for 2 to 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps per leg. CLICK HERE for all the details on how to do it right.
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Jul 202013
 

vacation caloriesReverse Lunge on a step

Reverse lunges are a great way to tone all your leg muscles from your quads to your hamstrings and even your calf muscles. What I love about using the step and the dumbbells is that once you have the form down it is  easy to increase your speed 291 - Reverse Lunge on a Stepand turn this exercise into a heart pumping cardio move! Keep it simple by starting without a step and be sure to keep your front knee over your ankle and exhale on the way up! CLICK HERE for all the details!

Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy!  ~ Tanya

Mar 272013
 

legsReverse Lunge on a step

Reverse lunges are great way to tone all your leg muscles from your quads to your hamstrings and even your calf muscles. What I love about using the step and the dumbbells is that once you have the form down it is easy to increase 291 - Reverse Lunge on a Stepyour speed and turn this exercise into a heart pumping cardio move! Keep it simple by starting without a step and be sure to keep your front knee over your ankle and exhale on the way up! CLICK HERE for all the details!

 

Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy!  ~ Tanya

Sep 222012
 
Prone Leg Extension

Prone leg extensions allow you to really isolate and target your Gluteus Maximus, the largest glute muscle, as well as your hamstrings. Make it a challenge by holding a light weight dumbbell between your feet. Form is key; remember to keep your upper body relaxed and squeeze your glutes at the exten455 - Prone Leg Extensionsion! CLICK HERE for all the details! Aim for 3 sets of 10 to 15 reps and get ready to grab your ‘skinny jeans!’

 

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Sep 082012
 

Reverse Lunges w/ dumbbells:

Reverse Lunges are one of the best exercises you can do to sculpt your glute & leg muscles. By adding the extra weight of the dumbbells and stepping back as quickly as you can, while maintaining good form, you can turn this into a cardio exercise and really get your heart rate up! Keep it simple and begin without the weights or280 - Reverse Lunge w/ dumbbells make it a challenge and add a biceps curls as you lunge back. Either way always use good form CLICK HERE for all the details!

Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy!  ~ Tanya

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