DAILY: Elliptical machine for 15 minutes in the morning, before getting ready for work.
Warm-up: Elliptical machine at a low speed for 10 minutes.
Cardio: Elliptical machine at a high speed for 20 minutes.
Strength training: Three circuits (20 minutes per workout), including:
• Push-ups: 20 to 25 reps
• Crunches: 25 to 30 reps
• Plank for one minute. (On a mat, support body on forearms, elbows and toes.)
Cool-down: Stretch and finish with 10 minutes on the elliptical machine at a low speed.
EXTRA: Dance class (one hour) once a week. Yoga class (90 minutes) once a week.
|STACY SAYS: “Kiki’s painful shin splints have kept her off the treadmill. But we’re treating them, and her next step will be starting to train for a charity run in October.”|
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OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS:
Mary Bamford, registered dietitian at the Adelaide Clinic in Toronto. Margriet Drost, therapist in Toronto. Stacy Irvine, chiropractor, personal trainer and co-founder of Totum Life Science in Toronto. Michelle Paiano, stylist at The Artist Group Limited in Toronto.