Inner Thigh Exercises for Fitness Friday

Hello everyone and happy Fitness Friday!

Do you ever think about exercising your inner thighs?! I find that I tend to ignore the inner thighs and they are such an important part of our body.  We all want lean legs, but did you know that because the upper legs are such large muscles, that you burn a ton of calories when you work them?

Here are two of my favorite exercises for those inner thighs.  You can incorporate them into other strength/cardio workouts or can perform them on their own.

 

Exercise 1:  Sumo squat jacks with a cross. Start in a low Sumo squat, jump together, crossing one foot in front of the other.  Repeat and cross the opposite leg in front this time.  Try to perform this exercise for 30 seconds-1 minute (3 times through).

Exercise 2:  Inner thigh lifts.   Sitting down, turn out one leg and lift it to the opposite hand.  Try to think about the inner thigh doing the work.  Perform 10-15 repetitions on each leg (3 times though).

 

I hope that you enjoy these exercises.  Please comment below after you have tried them to let me know how those inner thighs feel 🙂

Have a great weekend!

Proper Breathing Technique for Ab Exercises

One of the questions that my clients frequently ask is “When do I breathe?”  Breathing is incredibly important while working out (and in daily life 🙂 ) but proper breathing is extremely crucial when working your abdominals.  It can make a huge difference in how your abs look, as well as how strong they become.

Here is a quick video to teach you the proper breathing technique for ab exercises.  I hope that you enjoy it.

*Don’t forget to Get Movin’ Monday.  It doesn’t matter how long you move for but let’s start the week off right!

No Gym Full Body Workout (quick)

Good morning and happy Workout Wednesday!

Are you ready for a quick, no gym, full body workout?! It’s only 7 minutes and will incorporate cardio, strength, and abs.  Plus, it’s only two moves so it’ll be easy on our minds.

I will do the entire workout with you. Let’s get started!!!

Ball Abs with April

Here is a quick ab routine for your Workout Wednesday!  I hope that you enjoy it and that you’re having a wonderful summer 🙂

*most of these exercises can be done without the ball as well.

 

Quick Outdoor Workout (Full Body)

Hello y’all, happy Fitness Friday!  If you are planning on spending some time outdoors this weekend, I have the perfect workout for you.  I hope that you enjoy it and that you have an amazing weekend!

*Okay, this workout can also be done inside but why would you want to miss out on some extra Vitamin D? 🙂

Quick Exercise for Workout Wednesday

Hello everyone, happy Workout Wednesday!!!

When I became a trainer, this was one of the first BOSU exercises that I learned and it is still one of my favorites!  It works your entire body, burns calories and gives you a cardio burst.

This is a BOSU Burpee (well, kinda 🙂 )!   To modify this exercise, you can step back instead of jumping.  To progress it, you can add a push up and a jump at the end.  This can also be done without the BOSU as a simple Burpee.

Enjoy!