Build skills and burn calories with these easy-to-learn exercises.
Equipment: Step, mat, lat pull machine, 8-pound dumbbells, medicine ball
Elliptical: Do 2 minutes slow, 2 minutes fast, 2 minutes slow (6 minutes total).
Duration: Do 25 reps each exercise, except for Pilates hold (25 seconds) and side kicks and pulsing lunge (25 reps each leg).
Directions: Place feet shoulder-width apart. Squat as if sitting in a chair, keeping knees over toes and weight in heels.
Directions: These can be done on toes or knees. Place hands on step at chest level. Keeping body straight, lower down to bench and push up.
Directions: Use your core to keep your knees and torso balanced at 90-degrees. Hold for 25 seconds.
Directions: Stand and kick one leg out to the side. 25 reps each leg.
Directions: Sit facing the lat pull machine. Grip bar slightly wider than shoulders. Pull bar down to chest, then slowly extend overhead.
Directions: Lie on mat with legs bent, arms extended overhead. Perform a full sit-up, while sweeping arms out to sides and around legs without touching. Lower back down.
Directions: Start at the deepest part of a lunge. Keep front knee behind toes and torso upright. Pulse up and down about three inches.
Directions: Get in plank position with wrists directly below shoulders. Keep body straight. Lift one arm at a time to tap the opposite shoulder.
Directions: Stand feet shoulder-width apart. Hold dumbbells at sides, palms down. Raise arms until parallel to floor and lower.
Directions: Hold medicine ball at chest level with feet wider than hips. Perform full squat, lifting ball overhead as you stand.
Walk 5 laps around track.
Directions: Stand with feet wider than hips. Lean left while stretching right arm over your head. Left hand reaches down left leg. Switch sides.
Directions: Stand two feet in front of a wall and lean back against it. Let upper body hang down toward feet.
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