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Winter Wake-Up Call: Cardio from Home

I’m spoiled living in LA. Our “winter” is a few gloomy days and maybe a rain storm. Still, something about the season weighs me down. Anyone with me?

Let’s kick winter to the curb with an at-home cardio workout alongside The Chalkboard Mag. It will make you feel ready for spring [officially here the 20th]. There’s no equipment necessary – no weights, no bands, no scary-looking machines! Thank my trainer Mike Alexander for this one

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Rest 30 seconds between each exercise; repeat the workout 3 times. 

1. LUNGE JUMP. Begin in a lunge position. Using the power of your front leg, jump straight up and switch feet mid-air. You should land in the opposite lunge position from which you started.

Reps: 10 each leg.

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2. JUMP SQUATS. Lower yourself into a squatting position. Jump straight into the air, fully extending your arms and legs. Land on the balls of your feet, while returning to your starting squat position.

Reps: 20

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3. LATERAL SINGLE LEG JUMPS… [Click RIGHT HERE to The Chalkboard Mag for photos/details of the last exercise]! PS. how good is a pressed juice post-workout?!

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ABOUT MY TRAINER, MIKE ALEXANDER.

You guys! I have to tell you how lucky we are to be getting Mike’s workouts. He’s super talented and creates exercises meant to tone, not bulk [he was the mastermind behind Jessica Simpson’s killer bod during the Dukes of Hazzard]. I hope you join us. We’ll now be doing monthly workouts together alongside The Chalkboard Mag. What’s on your fitLyst?!

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Sports Bra: Victoria’s Secret // Pants: Michi New York

Photos by Annie Shak