Updated: Apr 19
I'd love to say that I go to the gym everyday for an hour...however given the busyness of everyday life I think we can all agree that it's becoming increasingly difficult to carve out uninterrupted time we can use to strengthen both the body + mind.
That's why I've crafted three moves you can do anytime, anywhere in under ten minutes. Each move works your body head-to-toe and will force you to stay focused + present.
These moves can be as easy or as difficult as you make them to be. See instructions and deets below!
Move 1: Toe Taps
Begin by placing your feet hip-width distance. Lift your booty off the ground and place the palms of your hands on the ground beneath you. Face your fingertips forward and ensure there is a one-to-two inch bend in your elbows. Shift your body back so that your ribcage is directly between your arms. With power and focus, extend your left leg up and out and tap your right fingertips to your left toes. Next, place your right hand and left foot back to starting position. Switch sides by tapping your left fingertips to your right extended leg.
Advanced Option: Complete a tricep dip each time you switch the finger-toe taps. Complete the tricep dip from the original position.
Move 2: Plank
Place your elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Keep your gaze looking down towards your fingertips to ensure your neck is aligned with your spine. Grip your abs and squeeze your glutei. Inhale and exhale sharply. Hold from 30 seconds to 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Advanced Option 1: Rock forward and back on the balls of your feet while keeping your body strong and controlled.
Advanced Option 2: Bend your knees to tap the ground then power them right back up to your starting position.
Move 3: Boat pose
Rest the majority of your body on your gluteus maximus. Keep your back neutral and hold on to the back of your knees (your "knee-pit"). Release your arms up and out to the sides of your body. Extend your legs in front of your body. You have the option to keep the bend in your knee. Advanced option to straighten your legs all the way out. Hold from 10-30 seconds.
Complete 1-3 sets and 12-15 reps for the first move (Reach Across). I'm cheering for you!