Even if life has pivoted many of us to a WFH situation, we’re all still crunched for time. Just because we don’t have an hour to workout, however, doesn’t mean we can’t stay (or get) fit. We turned to Casey Cohen, NASM, CFSC, pre/post-natal certified, ELI performer at Life Time and global resident trainer for Technogym, for details as to how we can do just that.
Cohen worked with us to create an exclusive workout routine consisting of three moves we can do anywhere anytime we have a few moments to spare.
The outfit Cohen is wearing here is particularly great because it can easily be dressed up for Zoom meetings (or for post-work/workout drinks).
The top is one of the latest launches from Alala, the Blocked Eclipse Bra. This is an awesome find because it’s not only beautifully designed, easy to wash and holds up to sweaty workouts, but it’s supportive no matter what your cup size is.
For bottoms, Cohen is wearing Luxform Leggings in Blanc from Set Active. These fit like a glove, offering support without leaving you feeling overly constricted. They also wash well and look amazing dressed up after-dark with a crop top and heels.
For shoes, Cohen is in the just-launched TechLoom Zipline in White/White. If you’re going to do the “Dad sneaker” trend, this is the only way to do it right! Plus, they’re just as good for walking as they are for working out.
Keep reading for a look at Cohen’s favorite moves to do anytime, anywhere you find yourself with a few moments to spare.
“Stand with your feet pointed outward and legs slightly wider than shoulder-width distance apart. Hold your arms straight out in front of you and keep your back straight. Inhale and squat down. The goal is to lower your body until your legs are slightly lower than parallel to the floor but listen to your body and modify as needed to keep that precious cargo safe. Exhale and push back up through your heels and return to stand, making sure not to lock your knees out at the top. Repeat for 10 reps”
“Stand with your back against a wall and slide down, bending your knees until they are at about a 90-degree angle. Your thighs should be parallel to the ground like you are sitting in an invisible chair. Hold for 30 seconds or as long as advised before returning to stand.”
“Begin in a seated position on a sturdy bench or chair with something soft underneath you, like a fitness mat or carpet. Grip the edge of the surface on either side of your hips. Slide yourself forward so you are supporting yourself only with your arms (and feet on the floor). Bend at your elbows to lower your body 3-5 inches down. Push yourself back. Test your range of motion once and as soon as you feel comfortable repeat for 10 reps total.”
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