Warm-up: Elliptical machine or treadmill at a low speed for 15 minutes.
Cardio: Running for two minutes on the treadmill as fast as possible. (Repeated three times per workout.)
Strength training: Three circuits (20 minutes per workout), including:
• Push-ups: 20 to 25 reps
• Plank for 30 seconds, twice.
• Abdominal crunches with exercise ball: 30 to 40 reps
Cool-down: Stretch and finish with 10 minutes on the elliptical machine at a low speed.
EXTRA: Tae kwon do class (one hour), twice a week.
|STACY SAYS: “Melissa’s body is uneven, in terms of strength. Doing one-leg squats works both sides of her body evenly and has made a big difference for her.”|
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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.