SHOW SOME SKIN!
Just in time for shorts season – this workout is designed to torch fat, tone your midsection and sculpt your booty from every angle
Hooray for spring, when hemlines are shorter and tops are strappier. And bums… Well... Let’s just say winter was kind. Too kind. If your exercise regime has been in hibernation the last few months, you’re probably feeling sluggish, unfit and totally unprepared for clothing that shows more skin than your go-to winter unicorn onesie. Even if you look like the same powerhouse you were pre-cold and dark days, taking a hiatus from exercise tends to leave you feeling frumpish. And frumpish feelings don’t slip into a pair of short-shorts and go strutting around in public.
The best strategy for onesie-weaning? A cracker of a workout that targets all those bits you’re feeling insecure about and delivers enough heart-thumping cardio to give you an endorphin high. This workout, from Virgin Active master trainer Aneeka Buys, delivers exactly that. “Aesthetically, this workout is specifically designed to create a strong, stable and defined core and also a round and pert bum,” says Buys. Yes, please! “Looking past the aesthetics, these exercises activate into the gluteus medius, hamstrings, lower back, abductors and adductors – alleviating pain in the knees by strengthening the stabilisers. The core exercises are designed to strengthen the transverse abdominis (the part that keeps your insides in) and internal obliques.” In other words, you’re going to sculpt your abs, lift and round out your butt, improve your posture and have fewer aches and pains. And you’re going to feel that special combo of sore muscles and post-workout high that makes you feel like your fit, Superwoman self again.
Extracted from Shedding For The Wedding, the ultimate sustainable, shape-up plan for brides – and anyone else interested in toning up and slimming down! – from the editors of Women’s Health. Check out SheddingForTheWedding.co.za