Tone & Tighten For Summer

It’s finally starting to get nicer outside which means it’s time to shed those layers of clothes and show some skin!

Everyone wants to have toned arms, legs, abs and a tight booty right???

Here’s my secret on how I get in shape for those summer jean shorts and crop tops!

Same Side Balance 

3 Sets, 45 second hold (Each Side)

Step 1 (LEFT SIDE)
Step 1 (LEFT SIDE)
Step 2 (RIGHT SIDE)
Step 2 (RIGHT SIDE)

Leg Drops 

3 Sets, 30 Reps (15 Each Drops Side)

Step 1 (Right Leg Down)
Step 1 (Right Leg Down)
Step 2 (Left Leg Down)
Step 2 (Left Leg Down)

Crisscross Abs

3 Sets, 30 Crisscrosses (Alternating Right on top & Left on top)

Step 1 (Left Leg Top)
Step 1 (Left Leg Top)
Step 2 (Right Leg Top)
Step 2 (Right Leg Top)

6 Inch Holds

3 sets, 45 second hold

Hold Pose For 45 Seconds
Hold Pose For 45 Seconds

Open/Close Abs

3 sets, 30 reps (15 Open, 15 Close)

Step 1 (Close)
Step 1 (Close)
Step 2 (Open)
Step 2 (Open)

Front Lunge + Twist & Reach

3 Sets, 1 Minute Hold Each Side (30 second hold in forward lunge & 30 second hold with twist & reach)(2 Minutes Total For each Set)

Step 1 (Left Leg Forward)
Step 1 (Left Leg Forward)
Step 2 (Left Leg Forward + Twist & Reach)
Step 2 (Left Leg Forward + Twist & Reach)
Step 3
Step 3 (Right Leg Forward)
Step 4
Step 4 (Left Leg Forward + Twist & Reach)

Warrior Hold 

3 Sets, 30 Seconds Each Side

Step 1 (Left Side Forward)
Step 1 (Left Side Forward)
Step 2 (Right Side Forward)
Step 2 (Right Side Forward)

Childs Pose 

My Favorite Pose Of All Time!!!

Hold Pose For 1 Minute After Your Workout (Longer if you desire) 🙂

Childs Pose
Childs Pose

Also, Check out how my little man mastered the art of the PHOTOBOMB! haha well done Nocks 🙂

Enjoy! Xo

Yoga Hang Out

Today, I branched out and tried something new! I wanted to incorporate a different workout into my weekly routine and with the help of a very good friend of mine, I found the perfect fit! We decided to “hang out”! By that I mean literally hang out by doing Hanging Yoga!

Coming from the least flexible human being in the world (I seriously have a tough time touching my toes) this yoga class was incredible. Not only did it challenge my strength and balance, it helped me with my flexibility and I honestly feel fantastic from head to toe!

The class definitely had some good hearted laughs at my expense due to my extreme inflexibility and the fact that I was totally out of my element. That said, I was made to feel very welcome and comfortable by everyone there! And hey, who can’t use a good laugh from time to time! One of the most important of life’s lessons is to not be so serious all the time. It’s definitely ok to laugh at yourself! As a matter of fact, it’s healthy!

All the years of playing soccer has taken a toll on my body. My ankles, knees, hips, neck, back, shoulders…and just about every other joint in my body is tight and sore all the time. I am constantly stretching and/or rolling out both pre and post workout but nothing, to date, has made me feel as good as this hanging yoga class did!

I swear to you, after just one class I actually feel better! My hips were stretched out, my back, neck and spine were elongated, my hamstrings and calves feel better than they have in years and… by the end of the class, I WAS ABLE TO TOUCH MY TOES! 🙂

I rate my overall experience as a 10 out of 10 and definitely recommend Hanging Yoga!

I will definitely be back for more!

theyogahangout.com
theyogahangout.com

Go “HANG OUT” everyone 😉

xo