Spring is right around the corner, which means summer (and swimsuit season) is also quickly approaching. We have no doubt your body is already wonderful and uniquely beautiful as is, but if you’re looking for moves to tighten all the right places while burning fat, you’ve landed at the right spot. To mix in fat-targeting exercises to your next fitness session, we tapped Shannon Nadj, founder of Hot Pilates in Los Angeles, to share what she does to burn fat.
“Strength-focused workouts are a great way to sculpt and burn fat,” said Shannon. “This series incorporates weights in movement patterns that help elongate the muscle. Throughout each move, concentrate on form, precision, and initiating from your core. In order to sculpt, rather than bulk, use lighter weights between three and eight pounds.” Learn the 15-minute at-home rotation below.
Long Lunge Stretch x 10 reps each side
Deadlifts x 20 reps
Lunge x 10 reps each side
Plié Squat x 20 reps
Step-Up Lunge x 10 reps each side
Squat Press-Up x 20 reps
Deadlift Hinges x 10 reps each side
Side Lunge x 10 reps each side
Side Lunge Criss-Cross Arms x 10 reps
Plié Sumo Deadlift x 20 reps
Curtsy Lunge x 10 reps each side
Pelvic Lift x 20 reps
Single Leg Pelvic Lift x 10 reps each side
Burpees x 10 reps
Repeat the circuit two to three times, gradually increasing weights.
Watch the full workout breakdown here.