I was creating a vacation workout for a client of mine recently and had a lightbulb go off: What if we showed you some of the favorite exercises we do at TruFit Personal Training in Evanston that you can do at home -- or the beach or your hotel room or wherever you are outside of the gym? That's what we're launching today: The Do It At Home Series!
We're going to start with two core exercises you can do in your living room or bedroom! Now, clearly I'm in one of the studio rooms at our awesome Evanston personal training studios but we just got turf and are SO EXCITED about it. But this can translate to your home, trust me :)
What you'll need: A pair of furniture sliders, paper plates or paper bags; if you have hardwood or tile, two small towels or rags will work, too.
Exercise 1: Sliding Mountain Climbers
Get into a pushup plank position with your hands right under your shoulders, forming a straight line from your ears to your toes. Lightly slide one knee into your chest as you stabilize with your opposite leg (hint: squeeze the straight leg's butt cheek). Then extend your leg back to meet the other. Alternate sides. The goal is to keep your torso as still as possible throughout the exercise so don't let your hips droop as you move your legs out and in. Aim for 10 on each side.
Exercise 2: Sliding Plank Jacks
This is great if your wrists feel too funky to put weight on them. Get into a forearm plank position with your elbows right under your shoulders, forming a straight line from your ears to your toes. Slide your legs out and away from your midline and then back together again, nice and slowly and in a controlled way. The goal is to keep your torso as still as possible throughout the exercise so don't let your hips droop as you move your legs out and in. Aim for 10 reps.
What exercises do YOU like to do at home? We'd love to know, comment below!