Wednesday, April 27, 2011

1-minute makeover moves from "Seventeen" magazine

For this post I wanted to branch out to do something I have not touched on yet, fitness. I have a subscription to Seventeen magazine and they offered "1-minute makeover moves" to help you get a great body! I decided that since swim suit season was upon us, I would try this workout and share it with you too.

Thanks Seventeen! :D

Warm up
Trainer Sonki Hong tells readers that they should warm up by jogging in place for 2 minutes, stretching your whole body for 5 minutes, and doing jumping jacks for 1 minute.

Jogging in place
Work Out
*The trick for this warm up is that you do each move for 60 seconds as hard as you can and then resting for 30 seconds in between.
*After you do all 5 moves, you should repeat them all two more times.

Move One: Dips
This move tones your arms and shoulders!
A. Sit on chair, hands beside your hips. Slide off the chair and extend your legs straight out.

B. Lower your body by bending arms to a 90 degree angle then push yourself back up to the starting position.

Move Two: Bicycles
This move slims your waist!
A. Lie on your back with your hands behind your head and lift legs and bend them to a 90 degree angle.

B. Extend your right leg out and bring left knee into your chest and twist reaching elbow towards your knee.

C. Repeat this motion on the other side. Keep alternating B and C in a fast fluid motion.

Move Three: Duck Walks
This move tones your butt and thighs!
A. Squat keeping your back straight and place hands behind your head.

B. Stay squated and take a big step forward with your right leg.

C. Take another step forward with your left leg. Keep "duck walking" for the full 60 seconds.

Move Four: Swimmers
This move tones your back, abs, and butt!
A. Get down on your hands and knees with your back straight.

B. Lift right arm and left leg at the same time. Keep both parallel to the floor. Return to starting position. 

C. Repeat on the other side.

Move Five: Sidekicks
This move firms your hips, butt and thighs!
A. Stand with feet and hands together.

B. Lift your right leg sideways until you feel your muscles stretching. Keep your leg and upper body straight. Return to starting position.

C. Repeat motion on the other side.

NOTE: Magazine reccomended using a resistance band for this move. Sadly, I did not have one but you can still do the exercise if you do not. Just squeeze your leg when it is in the air. 

I hope that you will try out this workout. It was really easy and fun to do! Hopefully I can stick to this routine and get my body swimsuit ready...and I hope you will too!


  1. I absolutely loved this blog....I so need to do some exercises too but always tired.

  2. I need to do all of these workout moves. We should do them together :)

  3. These look like good workouts, I so need to workout with you to get a bikini body

    it will take a lot of exercising though haha

  4. I like the facial expressions in the pics lol. I might have to do a quadraplegic workout blog in the future.