In the kitchen waiting for the pot to boil? Catching up on your latest Netflix series? No time for the gym? No problem, because you can perform each of the following simple-yet-effective exercises in the comfort of your home. Mom and fitness expert Astrid Swan shares three moves you can do while multi-tasking in the kitchen while meals are cooking. Learn the routines for a full-body standing workout below.
1) Incline Pushups On Countertop
2) Low-High Kicks
3) Dish Towel Lunge Slides
The Move: Incline Pushups On Countertop
How to: Use your countertop for the perfect incline pushup! Bring hands slightly wider than shoulder width and move feet back so you are holding yourself up in an incline position. Keep your core engaged and hips tucked as you bend your elbows while lowering your chest down towards the counter. Inhale as you lower and exhale as you press back up to starting position. Aim for 10-20 incline pushups or break up the set with 5-10 reps with a rest in between to get to your goal rep!
How to: Using the handle of the oven or the countertop, slightly bend your left leg. With your right leg, do a low flick kick and then a high flick kick. Repeat low to high kicks for 45 seconds. Rest 15 seconds.
Repeat on the other side.
The Move: Dish Towel Lunge Slides
How to: Place a folded dish towel under your right foot. Slide your right foot back into a deep lunge position. Press through your left heel to return back to starting position. Repeat sliding lunges for 45 seconds. Rest 15 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
Astrid Swan has been in the fitness industry for 14 years. Her career began as an international model, when she learned how important her health is in both body and mind. Her workouts can be done anywhere—at home, while traveling, and at the gym. They focus on mobility, strength training, and HIIT, mixed in with body weights and burnouts. Her clients range from celebrities to pre- and post-natal clients, to anyone looking to become their best self. She is also a mom to a 1-year-old daughter.