Winter Wake-Up Call: Cardio from Home
Photo by Annie Shak
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
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.
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.
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?!
Photos by Annie Shak