Defined Core 15-Minute Waistline Workout

The New Year is definitely in full swing! The gym has been much busier lately and buzzing with energized New Year resolutions. (Hence why blog content is coming at ya just once a week this month). I just hope it sticks for more people than it did last year! I think one reason why so many New Year resolutions dwindle by February is because people tend to take on too much too fast. Motivation is going to be at its highest when you take on a new goal. However, within just two to three days, the fatigue and DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) will start to kick in and the idea of going back to sweat it out again becomes way less exciting and way more daunting. Slow your roll, lady. Didn’t we all read theย Tortoise and the Hare growing up?? Slow and steady wins the race! Want to know how I stay motivated? I was just featured on one of my favorite foodie blogsย Physical Kitchness where I share my tips on the topic!

To keep your workouts fresh and combat any mid-month fatigue, I have a NEW workout coming at ya today. It only takes 15 minutes and you can do it anywhere! These are some of my favorite exercises to define your waistline and sculpt your entire core. These exercises are effective! You’re going to want to PIN this routine and keep itย in your back pocket. Let’s make it sizzle in the middle! (Think that catchphrase could catch on?? haha)

Defined Core 15 Minute Waistline Workout

Wardrobe courtesy of Lucy Activewear!

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Health and happiness,


Hi and welcome to Life in Spandex! I'm Emily, a personal trainer who believes there should be no secrets standing in your way to getting fit. I am sharing my knowledge here on this blog in order to help you reach your goals. Fitness should be fun, eating healthy should taste good, and feeling your absolute best is the ultimate goal. Let's get fit together!
  1. […] 8. Defined Core 15-Minute Waistline Workout […]

  2. Definitely gonna try this work out!

    1. Yay! Let me know how it goes Shenali ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Great modifications!

    Core work…a love hate relationship for me but I know I need it to be a better runner. Uuuggh!

    1. It’s a love-hate for me too Tamieka!

  4. You look so fab!! I love 15 minute workouts, HIIT baby! Some of the routines from your post are my favorite and I hate them just as much for kicking my b*** ๐Ÿ˜‰
    xx, Kusum |

    1. Wow thank you so much Kusum!!! Making my day :). Can’t wait to show you what else I got up my sleeve!

  5. I need to loop some of these into my weekly workout routines. Thanks for the tips! – katy

    1. You’re so welcome Katy!

  6. Whew! Side planks are rough, but are so great for the core! I’ve never done twister scissor or pistol crunches, but I will definitely incorporate them into weekly ab routine!


    1. Let me know how much you love the burn,! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I’m so glad I found this post! Such an easy and quick workout. Thanks.

    1. Yay I’m so happy you did too, Michelle! Hope you come back ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Great workout tips! Can’t wait to use them ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Get it girl! Let me know how they treat ya ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Great exercises, even for men.

    1. Yes definitely effective for both genders!

  10. Love those Lucy pants! And so jealous that you’re in the sunshine enjoying nice warm weather ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Thanks girl!! Me too! These photos were taken before Christmas. It’s storming here today!

  11. My type of workouts, quick and targeted! Love your hashtags too ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Love this! I’m always looking for workouts for my core.

    1. Core, you either love it or hate it! Right? lol

  13. oh this will be good!! Thanks for sharing can’t wait to try it!

    1. You’re so welcome Hannah! Can’t wait to hear how it goes

  14. Thanks for sharing this! I’ve been sick since before nye and I think the worst of it passed so I hope to get back into slowly working out soon (respiratory infection so I get winded easily still ๐Ÿ™ )
    I love bicycle crunches they don’t hurt my lower back like traditional ones and I feel more of it worked out.

    1. I’m so glad you’re feeling better! My rule is, if it’s above the neck, okay to workout. If it’s below the neck, rest!

  15. Thanks for the ideas.

    1. You’re very welcome!

  16. Awesome work outs!! Thank you so much for this!

    1. You’re so welcome Julie! Xo

  17. Great core workout. I’ve never tried a Russian Twist.

    1. They are seriously the best! You’ll feel it in the sides of your waist

  18. Oh the Russian Twist! I have a love hate relationship with the Russian Twist. You have some of the best workouts! I am, of course, going to add this into my workouts!

    1. Thank you so much Missy! ๐Ÿ™‚ they are killer but so good for the waistline

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