Your Guide to Getting a Beach-Ready Body

It's official: Bathing suit season is upon us, and if you haven't been able to hit the gym to tone up as much as you'd like, this can be a terrifying realization. We turned to our friends at Crunch Gyms, who designed a full-body workout plan to get us beach-ready. Trainers Michelle Williams and Carol Johnson taught us targeted exercises for different body parts, and if you mix these moves up in your workouts three to four times a week, you'll be ready to rock that bikini in no time. Read on for Crunch's beach body workout.


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    Side Leg Raise: Stand with both feet together and your arms on your hips. Keeping your standing leg straight, raise your right leg out to the side, keeping it straight and your core engaged. Repeat 10-15 times before switching to the other side.

    Inner Thigh Front Leg Raise: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with your arms by your sides. Starting with the right leg, lift your leg to waist height using your inner-thigh muscles. Lift your arms backwards as you raise your leg to work your triceps. Repeat 15-20 times on each side.

    Squat with Side Leg Lift: From a standing position, take a wide squat until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Starting with the right leg lifting, straighten your left leg as you lift your right leg out to the side, then bend back down into a squat. Repeat this 10-15 times on each side.

    Kathryn Wirsing
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