Summertime Slimdown: Five Fast Moves for Fitness

August 7th, 2019

We all have those days when we’re almost too busy to eat, let alone hit the gym. The good news? Just because your day is jam-packed doesn’t mean you have to skip your work-out. We’ve got the solution with these five, fast-paced exercises designed to burn calories and tone your body without having to seriously interrupt your busy lifestyle.

Not at home? These exercises can be done outside, at your office, in a hotel room –you get the idea. Just perform each move at a fast pace for one minute. As your stamina increases, repeat 3-5 times, push it for more if you got it. Here we go!

Cross Jacks

Stand with your feet wide apart and arms extended straight out at shoulder height with your palms facing the ground. Jump up with your right foot crossing the left, and at the same time, cross your right arm over your left. Jump back to the starting position and repeat, crossing your opposite arm and foot. Alternate sides. *Works legs and shoulders.

Plank Heel Touch

Start in a plank position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Next, bring your right heel towards your butt, reach back and touch it with your left hand. Return to the starting position and repeat with the opposite arm and leg. Alternate sides. *Works abs, lower back, chest, shoulders, and triceps.

Skater Squat

Start by standing with your feet together and arms down at your sides. As you jump to the left, extend your left arm behind you and bring your right arm towards your chin, landing on the left foot with the right leg raised behind you. Squat and repeat in the opposite direction. Alternate sides. *Works legs and butt.

Want to up the burn? Add a jump so it’s a plyometric exercise that will torch even more calories!

Drop-Squat Punch

Stand with your feet together, elbows bent, and fists under your chin. Jump your feet out wide and squat as you punch forward with your right hand. Jump back to the starting position and repeat. Alternate sides. *Works legs, butt, shoulders, arms, and back.

Lunge Jumps

Lunge your left leg forward, your elbows bent and hands clenched in fists with your right hand in front of your chest and left hand at your hip. Jump while you switch legs and arms and land in a lunge with the right foot in front. Alternate legs with every jump. *Works legs and butt.

Effective Workout Routines

No longer do you have to sacrifice your exercise routine just because life gets a little hectic! All of these exercises are an effective way to maximize a workout in a very short amount of time. And while you may have a love-hate relationship with these moves, you’ll thank us later. For more work-out tips or additional information on our South Tampa Wellness Studio, please call/text Driven Fit + SWS at (813) 440-3016 today!

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