Slow and steady stretches win the race today. To update your summer fitness prep plan, we’re sharing moves to elongate and tone your body. With the help of Shannon Nadj, founder of Hot Pilates in Los Angeles, each pose strengthens your muscles and engages your core for a full-body workout. It’s a great routine to mix into your rotation when you need a break from high-intensity exercises.
Find a space inside or take your yoga mat outdoors and enjoy the 20-minute yoga-inspired session. Challenge yourself to do it once a week, and then once you have the routine memorized, you can step it up to twice a week. If you’re feeling ambitious, take it to the next level by wearing ankle and wrist weights during the calming sequence that’s sure to get you ready for swimsuit season.
Learn the stretching flow exercises to tone up your figure below.