Say Goodbye to Trouble Zones

With This Whole Body Workout


Recently, I wrote an article for The Ethel from AARP, titled “Say Goodbye to Trouble Zones With This Whole Body Workout.” The Ethel is an online magazine designed to celebrate and champion the idea of women owning their age.

As I said in the article…

“Every woman’s body is its own work of art waiting to be revealed. If you’re ready to chisel away the pieces that aren’t what you desire, then the powerhouse combination of strength and high- intensity interval training (HIIT) are the tools that are needed. It takes a blend of strategies: Resistance training to sculpt and define, as well as HIIT to reduce body fat. Both parts are needed to create that toned silhouette that you’re looking for…”

Want to hear the full story and the trick to saying goodbye to trouble zones? Find out in the full article…

Read the full article on AARP The Ethel here

I’ve created this custom-workout (below) that targets trouble spots while incorporating stability work that engages the entire body. Try this workout three times per week for a leaner, more sculpted, more energized version of yourself. There’s a tank top or skirt in your wardrobe waiting to adorn your masterpiece.

The piece included a 4-part workout that targets trouble spots while incorporating stability work that engages the entire body. A highlight of the month was traveling to the Salt Flats in Utah for the photoshoot. A dream location…even though we were in the middle of an upcoming storm with high winds.

Bridge

Targets glutes, back, legs and core: Lie on your back with your knees bent. Press hips up, maintaining a straight line from shoulders to knees. Extend one leg toward the ceiling. Pulse foot toward ceiling by squeezing glutes and hamstrings. Fifteen reps each side.

Forward lunge with tricep extension

Targets glutes, legs, triceps and core: Stand in wide lunge. As you lower into a lunge, bend your elbow into a bicep curl. Press to standing, straightening and pressing the arms back. Squeeze triceps as you rise. Fifteen reps each side.

Push-ups

Targets upper arm, chest, back and core: In plank position with bent knees, lower the torso. Maintain a straight line from your neck to your knees. Push up, keeping elbows close to sides. Fifteen reps.

Forward lunge with tricep extension

Targets glutes, legs, triceps and core: Stand in wide lunge. As you lower into a lunge, bend your elbow into a bicep curl. Press to standing, straightening and pressing the arms back. Squeeze triceps as you rise. Fifteen reps each side.

Side lunge with balance

Targets glutes, legs and core: From a standing position, step out to a side lunge, keeping knee facing directly over toe. As you push to standing, add a bicep curl. Advanced — balance on one leg. Fifteen reps each side.