If you’re like me, your summer schedule has been nonstop CRAZY, and it seems like there’s no free time for anything! That being said, I believe that making time to care for our bodies is super important, even if it’s just for a few minutes each day. I wanted to share with you some of my favorite at-home workout moves that can easily be done anywhere (even on a beach or at the hotel when traveling)! I promise you’ll never regret taking a small part out of your day to build some physical and mental strength. Show your body some love!
- Bridge Pose
For this move, lay on your back with your feet hip-distance apart and knees pointed straight ahead. Lift your booty off the ground and hold for thirty seconds to a minute. For an extra challenge, try lifting one leg at a time pointing your toes towards the sky!
- Side Plank
This move is great for trimming the waistline and developing those oblique abs! To achieve this pose, stack one foot on top of the other and lift yourself off the ground on one arm. Reach your opposite arm to the sky, and hold, making sure your body is in one straight line. This one is tough, so feel free to start with your bottom knee on the ground and work up from there! Hold on each side for one minute.
- Chaturanga push-ups
Where my yoga babes at?! This move is crucial for toning your upper arms and upper abs. Start on your knees (or up on your toes for a challenge) and lower down into a push-up until your arms form a 90-degree angle, then push back up to a straight position. The key here is to make sure your elbows stay hugged in by your sides the whole time! Shoot for 20 push-ups at a time.
- Forearm plank
I love this move because you can literally hold a plank anywhere… Watching TV at home? Lying at the pool on vacation? Might as well do it in a plank! The key here is to keep your body in a straight line, your legs flexed, and your shoulders in line with your hips (don’t arch your back). Hold your plank for as long as you can! The more you practice this move, the longer you’ll be able to hold it.
You can repeat this entire cycle 3 times for a simple, yet super effective full body workout! Have fun with these! And remember, fitting in a quick workout is the easiest thing – just grab some friends, put on your favorite music, and sweat it out together! You don’t always have to go to the gym to make it count.