With all of the sweets, libations and treats during the festive time, it can be easy to fall out of your regular routine. These three moves that can be done from the comfort of home and will help you stay toned and fit throughout the holiday season.
( 20 reps on each side for each exercise )
What? Hamstrings and glutes are isolated and strengthened. Also enhances core stability.
How? Lay on a yoga mat with feet bent and hands laying flat beside your body. Push heels into the floor while squeezing your glutes, keeping abs tight and raising your hips to create a straight line.
Lunge and twist (with medicine ball)
What? This isometric exercise targets your glutes while also engaging your abs.
How? Begin in a lunge position with right leg bent 90 degrees keeping your knee over your ankle, and back leg extended behind, bending at the knee and gently lowered toward the floor. As you lower you body toward the floor, holding the medicine ball in your hands, gently twist torso to the right, keeping your core tight. Alternate legs.
Twisted mountain climber
What? Rev up your heart rate, build core strength and tone your whole body all in one.
How? Begin in a plank position with head facing mat, shoulders over hands, and legs lengthened behind with weight over toes. Engage your core, and bring right knee forward toward left elbow. Return to plank position and repeat with left knee toward right elbow.
This original article first appeared in the Winter 2019/2020 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.