Blast Those Love Handles

 

Blast Those LOve Handles

Love handles, muffin top, there are many names given to this stubborn area of our body that never seems to go away. It takes both the right nutrition and exercise to chip away at it.

Fitness expert Elisha Rubenstien has designed the following quick workout to help target this dreaded area.

Blast those love handles:

  1. Oblique Dips: Hold your weight in one hand, stand tall, abs in and bend your body to the side holding the weight, then stand straight again. Repeat 12-15 times, then switch weight to the other side and repeat. Chest up, shoulders back works the obliques.
  2.  Russian Twists: Move to the ground, rest on your tailbone, knees bent heels on the ground. Hold your weight with both hands and twist your core from one side to the other side. For a more advance move lift your heels up and balance. Keep your core tight.  Repeat 12-15 times (both sides equals 1)
  3. Lift and Twist: Kneel on your knees, back straight and abs in. Place the weight on the ground next to you on the side. Pick up the weight, twist to the other side with your back straight and abs in, put the weight down, pick up the weight and twist to the other side. Repeat 12-15 times.
  4. Push and Pull: Move to the ground and rest on your tailbone, knees bent and heels off the ground. Balance with your back straight and abs in. Hold your weight in both hands and push the weight forward then pull it back, push the weight to one side and back, to the middle then to the other side.  Repeat 12-15 times.
These can be done using a weight, a weighted plate, a medicine ball or a kettle bell.

Do three rounds of each. Remember to keep your back straight and abs in for optimal results.Elisha shared this workout on CTV Morning Live – Ottawa, click here to see her perform these moves.

Thanks for sharing with us Elisha, love having you on our team!

Skipping Circuit

Skipping Circuit

Skipping Circuit

 

Do you want to get in a workout but don’t have the time or energy to go to the gym?

Here is a quick skipping circuit that you can do at home that will work your whole body in just 10 minutes. All you need is a skipping rope, 10 minutes and you’re ready to go.

Full Body Skipping Circuit:

  • 25 skips
  • 15 squats
  • 25 skips
  • 10 push-ups
  • 25 skips
  • 5 burpess
Try to complete the full circuit 3 times, 4 is even better 🙂
You CAN do it – you ARE stronger then you think!

 

This workout was designed for Health and Food Junkie by my friend and fitness expert Zehra from The Fit Nest.

Stay Fit Over the Holidays

Stay Fit Over the Holidays

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It’s the holiday season –  lots of food, lots of giving and lots of love…but not a lot of time.   It’s easy to sacrifice your workouts for the extra time to get other things on your lists done, but you know you really shouldn’t.

Here is a quick 5 move workout to help you get through this holiday without having to sacrifice your fitness goals:

The only equipment you’ll need is a sturdy chair.

  1. Squats (bottom to edge of chair and up again)
  2. Chair lunge – right leg (right leg resting on top of chair and lunge)
  3. Chair lunge – left leg (left leg resting on top of chair and lunge)
  4. Tricep dip (hands on edge of chair, legs out and dip up and down)
  5. Ab in and out (balance bottom on the chair, pull up legs and pull then in then push them out)

Do 3 rounds with 15 reps of each.  For more of a challenge in crease your reps with each set (15, 20, 25).

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To see a live video of this workout that Elisha shared this morning on CTV Morning Live visit www.ottawa.ctvnews.ca – Fit for the Holidays.

This workout was designed and shared with us by my friend and consultant, fitness expert Elisha Rubenstein www.elisharubenstein.com

10 Minute Full Body Workout

 

We all have crazy busy lives and try to squeeze as many things in as we and more often then not its the time spent on us that we sacrifice.  On this journey to getting healthy we have to try to carve out those precious minutes to work on YOU.  Here is a quick full body workout that is just 10 minutes:IMG_0276

Do the full circuit as many times as you can in 10 minutes.  Don’t forget to set your timer.  You can take a small break between rounds to catch your breath and then get back to it.

10 Minutes – as many rounds as possible (AMRAP):

  • 1 minute skipping
  • 15 squats
  • 10 pushups
  • 5 burpees
As a self motivating challenge keep track of how many rounds you got done in the 10 minutes and see if you can do more the next time.  It’s a quick 10 minutes so make sure you give it your all.
This workout was designed for us by my friend and certified trainer – Zehra at http://www.thefitnest.ca