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Workout Hacks for STRONGER ABS

25/11/2022

We’re all for sharing convenient shortcuts in life, like simple ways to focus on your wellness and beauty hacks everyone should know. Today we’re adding to the list and sharing workout tips for stronger abs in a short amount of time. From our two-week ab challenge to affordable at-home equipment that will help sculpt your stomach, take your core exercises to the next level with these helpful hacks. • If you’re having a hard time getting back into your fitness routine, start by setting small goals…

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ENERGY-BOOSTING Exercises

15/11/2022

Good posture has so many benefits, including increased energy, improved mood and breathing, reduced chance of injury and headaches, and improved confidence and productivity. These five exercises don’t just give your muscles a workout but also help realign your fascia. These moves are an abbreviated version of my online programs and can be done daily to transform your posture and the way you move. Move 1: Ball Roll-Over How to: Start behind your stability ball, and squat down with the ball in front…

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3 UNDERRATED MOVES you can do for a Better Butt

29/10/2022

Wake up and do it for your derriere. Today we’re keeping it extremely simple by reminding you of three easy yet effective exercises you can do every day for a perkier butt. Each move tightens and strengthens your rear, and all you need is a light fitness band and a chair or stool. Ready, set, go.Read on to learn the step-by-step instructions for these underrated workouts for your butt. The Routine: Step-Ups Side Steps with Band Sumo SquatsThe Move: Step-Ups How to: Using a…

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How to Work out SMARTER, NOT HARDER

27/10/2022

“Smarter, not harder” is basically our unofficial motto—especially when it comes to working out. Or, to paraphrase an idea set forth by Kevin from The Office, why waste time doing lot in gym when little does trick? So we tapped two trainers to share their best tips for working out smarter, not harder. 1. Put your phone away “If you are at the gym for 30 minutes, you won’t maximize your time if you are constantly checking your phone,” says Kourt’s trainer Amanda…

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5-Minute Moves for a SNATCHED WAIST

21/10/2022

Five moves that only take five minutes of your day. The results? A snatched AF waistline.The below workout includes a range of exercises that will get your heart rate up and also challenge your core muscles in a transverse plane focus, allowing you to strengthen your obliques (the muscles that help you twist and move your hips left to right). All you need is a yoga mat and enough space to glide from side to side.Learn the exercises that you can do…

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Should you Work Out in the MORNING OR EVENING?

19/10/2022

Ah, the age-old question of those trying to build more healthy habits into their daily routines: is there a prime time for getting in your daily sweat? The answer is … kind of. Sometimes. It depends. Are we helping yet? Movement of any kind is beneficial for the body, but “movement” comes in many forms, some of which may serve you better at certain times over others. Holistic nutritionist and founder of Soul Wellness Method, Shauna Faulisi, knows that the word…

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FIVE-MINUTE Post-Pilates ENERGY BOOST

12/10/2022

When the afternoon slump hits, it’s so tempting to have a(nother) cup of coffee. We know it might make it hard for us to sleep later, but we have things we have to do right now. Skip the caffeine and still get a boost of energy with this quick five-minute Pilates workout from Jacqui Kingswell of The Pilates Class (TPC). “This energy boost is great to fit into your busy schedule,” she says. “I love taking this class before a TPC workout or using it to…

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4 Exercises for LEAN LEGS

22/09/2022

Can’t—ahem—stand leg day? Try these exercises for long, lean legs straight from one of Kourt’s trainers, Amanda Lee. No weights or funky machines necessary—it’s all bodyweight movements, bay-bee. Below, Amanda breaks down her four favorite leg-strengthening and -sculpting moves. Grab your mat and get ready to work your thighs, butt, and hamstrings. THE ROUTINE Walking lunges (30 reps) Plié squats (20 reps) Step ups (20 reps per leg) Single leg bridge (20 reps per leg) *With all four exercises, focus on pushing through the…

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5-MINUTE Inner/Outer Thigh Workout

07/09/2022

Maximum results in minimal time? Yes, please. That’s exactly what’s on deck in this bite-sized thigh workout that Melissa Wood-Tepperberg, creator of the MWH Method for long lean lines, created for us. “We are going to sculpt that beautiful muscle tone in the quickest and shortest amount of time,” she says. (Speaking. Our. Language.) “Today we are going to be doing a five-ish-minute inner/outer thigh power series. I’m using one pound weights, but here at MWH I am the biggest believer in…

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HIIT Workout for a PILATES BUTT

24/08/2022

Ass(king) for a friend over here: how can I tone my butt at home? We’ve got you with this workout, as it combines two of our favorite things: Pilates and booty workouts. In the video below, Bridget O’Carroll, founder of Studio Qila, the first Indigenous-owned digital fitness studio, leads us through a short and effective HIIT butt workout using sliders or socks. It’s a blend of bilateral (both sides) and unilateral (one side at a time) moves, with the option to modify to just bodyweight. THE…

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