Here at Kelly McVeigh Events, we have a love-hate relationship with the gym; we love the way working out makes us look and feel, but we hate getting out of bed and making the effort to travel to the gym. Today, we’re sharing three moves you can do at home to get toned and release those endorphins.
***Disclaimer: this is in no way fitness or health advice. We are not personal trainers or certified to give athletic advice in any way. You should always consult your doctor before starting any new fitness program. These are simply moves that we personally enjoy.***
Squats are one of the best fitness moves out there, in our opinion. They work your largest muscle group, so they help you burn the maximum amount of calories. To do a squat, stand with your feet hip-width apart. Pretend you are sitting into a chair and push yourself back up, using your quads, not your knees. Repeat for a toned booty and thighs.
Tricep kickbacks will give you toned muscles on the backs of your arms, which make sleeveless dresses look amazing on you. Stand with feet hip-width apart and bend forward a bit at the waste. Hold weights if you have them or a substitute if you don’t (water bottles work well) and bend your elbows. Your hands should be in front of your body and arms should be right up alongside your body. Swing your arms back until they are straight, and then return to your starting position. Notice - you should control your movements instead of just swinging your arms back and forth for maximum results.
Planks work your core and will help you get tight abs for bathing suit season. Get into a push-up position and stay as long as you can. Keep your core tight and make sure your head is in line with the rest of your body. Try to extend your plank by five seconds every time. If this bothers your wrists, you can try resting on your forearms instead.
Whether we go to the gym for 15 minutes or an hour, we leave feeling energized and ready to tackle whatever comes our way. Here’s hoping the same is true for you.
The KME Team