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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    Tricep Pushups: Get into the normal pushup position, but when you're bending your arms, the elbows come in parallel to the body instead of going out. Try 15-20 reps to start.

    Tricep Dips: Sit on the floor with your hands shoulder width apart and your palms on the floor, fingers facing straight ahead. Bend your knees and lift your hips off of the floor. Bend your elbows, lowering your body to the floor and keeping your core engaged, then extend the arms to lift back up. Remember to keep the shoulders down!

    Tricep Kickback with Lunge: Get into a deep lunge position, with your torso leaning slightly foward and your core engaged. Holding five-pound weights with your elbows pulled in to your sides, extend your forearms back until you feel the triceps squeezing.

    Kathryn Wirsing
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