Monday, July 15th, 2013 at
‘Tis the season for short-shorts, bikinis, and the quintessential sundress. Though you may have body envy for the ladies who model that swimsuit you just bought, there’s a sure-fire way to quickly tone your three most in-demand areas for summer: your arms, abs, and ass. We talked to Rachel Buschert, an expert Fitness Instructor at Equinox, to give us an easy 15-minute circuit workout for those “three As.”
While the summer’s warm weather welcomes al fresco dining, weekend jaunts to the beach, and evening strolls without so much as a coat, it also brings to reality that dreaded two-word phrase: bikini body. But no need to be insecure, ladies! We reached out to a Fitness Instructor at Equinox, Rachel Buschert, to discuss a brief, killer workout to zap three troublesome areas in which many women hold insecurity: arms, abs, and derrière.
But if you really want to see results, don’t just stick to these three moves. “You need to do something for your entire body, and it needs to be high-intensity,” said Buschert. “Of course you can work those specific muscle groups, but the main goal of the workout should be to get your heart rate up and to burn a lot of calories.” Read the rest of this entry
Thursday, July 4th, 2013 at
Pro dancer Akua Noni Parker shares the go-to exercises that keep her lower half stage-ready
Want to get a major case of leg envy? Just check out a dancer—they always have amazingly sexy stems. But believe it or not, they don’t come from dancing alone. “Dancing is great exercise, but it’s primarily cardio,” says Akua Noni Parker, a professional dancer and member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company. Parker, who has been dancing since the age of three, has performed on stages around the world. Now, you can catch her (and her awesome legs) in action at New York City’s Lincoln Center from June 12-16, where she’ll be performing in the acclaimed show Revelations, among others.
These six moves, which Parker does daily, will get your legs in show-off shape, too—even if you have two left feet. “These exercises hit major leg muscles like your quads, hamstrings, and calves—but also target your core and glutes and help with hip stabilization,” says Karen Joseph, a personal trainer and owner of Fountain of Fitness in Valrico, Florida. Pick a few of your faves and add them to any workout—or do all six exercises as one circuit two or three times a week. Read the rest of this entry