With summer around the corner and temperatures rising each day, chances are you want to add some intense body-toning and strengthening moves to your regular workout so you can rock your bikini or one-piece bathing suit feeling extra confident about yourself.
We spoke with Nike Master Trainer Eva Redpath, creator and owner of Toronto’s leading women’s fitness group Body Conditioning by Dancers and award-winning Equinox fitness trainer, about which workout moves to add to your routine. She recommends downloading the Nike+ Training Club App (available for iOS and Android) for quick and easy workouts on the go.
The Nike+ Training App features customizable full body workouts designed by professional trainers,” explains Redpath, adding, “They’re all inspired by top female athletes’ training routines you can find workouts to match your personal fitness ability, workout goals, and personal music preferences that can be customized to work in any space. From moves that will channel the pro surfer in you to ones you can do with your workout buddy and finally some that will tone your arms and legs just in time for the summer, the app has it all. These moves will make such an impact that you’ll want to rock a bathing suit every day.
Follow the slideshow below for our top nine moves to master:
Bridge leg chops
Start on your back with both legs bent and feet flat on the ground. Lift your hips off the ground, straightening one leg to a 45-degree angle. Keeping your hips high, raise the straight leg to a 90-degree angle. Lower the straight leg and continue to lift and lower it for 30 seconds, then switch legs.