February Workout: Full Body Fat Blaster
By Ann Affinito, Elite Personal Trainer
Feel the burn with this month's Full Body Fat Blaster workout. This fat-incinerating routine targets your upper body, lower body, and core — so pretty much your entire body — much more effectively than continuous moderate activity to improve cardio, respiratory, and mechanical functions. The real magic is the resulting boost to your metabolism, which means that you'll continue to burn fat long after you've left the gym.
Beginner: 10 reps of each, 2 rounds
Intermediate: 15 reps of each, 3 rounds
Advanced: 20-30 reps of each, 3-4 rounds
1. Ball Slams
2. Alternating L/R Curtsy Lunges
3. Mountain Climbers
4. Stability Ball Hamstring Curl
5. Tricep Push-Ups
6. Sit-Up Curl Lift
7. Plank with Alternating Leg Lift
8. Side Plank Dip
Ann Affinito is an Elite Personal Trainer at Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek who has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. Her background is diverse: She's a personal trainer, REV32® coach, group fitness instructor, Pilates instructor, figure competitor, weight loss expert, and national presenter for a variety of fitness organizations. Ann is an extremely creative trainer who understands the balance of proper nutrition and fitness needed for a healthy lifestyle, and emphasizes posture, balance, and strength as key elements for lifelong fitness.