3 Exercises For Beginners #FunWithFitness

Starting a fitness routine can be intimidating, however with a little practice anyone can change their body and feel great.

Here are three moves that will get you on your way to a strong and fit body.

Single Leg Lunges w/ Side Kick

Start out in a standing position, legs shoulder width apart. From here, step back into a lunge with your right leg, making sure to keep the left knee rooted under the ankle. Bring the right leg back to meet the left. Now, switch and step back into lunge with the left foot. 

Next, plant your left leg firmly in front of you with the knee slightly bent. Kick out to the side with your right leg, keeping your hips as square as possible.

Make sure to engage the outer thigh on the kicking leg and point your foot.

Complete 12-15 lunges and side kicks on each side. 

Tricep Push-up to Arm/Leg Extension

Start out on your hands and knees with wrists directly underneath your shoulders. Hinge forward, pushing your hips toward the floor. Pull your elbows in to touch your sides and tighten your core while pushing your hips down. From here, lower down slowly, pausing at the bottom for 2 seconds and then pushing back up. Making sure to keep your core tight throughout the entire movement.

Inhale as you go down, and exhale - thinking about pushing the floor away - as you come back up.

Next, while keeping your right palm and left knee plant of the floor, lift your left arm and right leg out and away from one another. Really reach the lifted heel away from the lifted hand to lengthen the body.

Complete 20 tricep push-ups and arm/leg extensions.

Alternating Up-Down Planks

Start in a straight arm plank position, making sure to keep your core tight and hips down. Lower yourself down on to your forearms starting with the left arm and then the right.

While keeping your core tight and hips even, push back up with the left arm and then the right.

Now switch and lower down on to the right forearm and then left. Squeezing your glutes will add to the impact of this exercise.

Complete 20 up-down planks on each side.

For a quick yet effective workout complete these three exercises 5 times, resting one minute between rounds. 

Turn on some of your favorite music to really make this workout fun and don't forget to enjoy the journey!

-Leah B.