For the past four days I’ve been snorkeling with sea turtles, munching on fresh island pineapple, and sporting my bikinis on the beautiful Hawaiian island, Maui! Which brings me straight to the focus of today’s workout.
I get it, putting on a swimsuit can be nerve-racking. You’re practically naked… in public! On a day-to-day basis, the parts of our bodies we feel insecure about are easily hidden underneath clothes. Put on a swimsuit and they’re bared for all to see.
Ladies, it doesn’t have to be this way! So let me start by saying, this is not your typical “Bikini Body Workout.” Oh no no no! Did you forget you’re reading a post on Life in Spandex?! Here, all body shapes and sizes are celebrated. What I want you to focus on is being the best YOU you can be – both inside and out.
One of the easiest ways to feel confident is to feel strong! That is why I put such an emphasis on strength training. The best part… by focusing on building muscle and eating nutritious food, you’ll improve your metabolism, even out your hormone levels, burn fat, and reduce your risk for chronic disease!
I have my own body insecurities. Who doesn’t?! But there’s one part of my body I love showing off in my bikini. Yup, it’s my butt! It’s one of the most toned parts of my body from years of dance, running, Stair Master intervals, squats, barre, and isolated strength exercises. I work hard for it, so, yes, I feel proud! But you don’t need years of dance to create a rounder, firmer derriere. One of the quickest ways to sculpt your backside is through isolated strength exercises focused on all parts of your booty – gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. I put together a workout for you that does just that!
Whether you’re rocking a retro full-coverage one-piece or a daring Brazilian cut bikini, show off a tight, toned tush. This 30-minute glute-sculpting workout targets your rear from ALL angles. Grab a set of dumbbells, complete each exercise back-to-back. Rest for 60 seconds and repeat another one to two times.
What’s your FAVORITE part about your body? Tell me (and tell me why) in the comment box below!
Health and happiness,