Quick 20 minute workout to Tone and Strengthen the Core
During the holidays or even when travelling for work, there will be times I find it almost impossible to squeeze a workout in. But, let me tell you - those are the times that I find I need to push myself to do a workout. Always, I feel better that I did something rather than nothing. So, I have devised a quick 20 minute workout you can do while you are travelling or pretty much anywhere! All you need is a mat, a towel and 2 weights (which can be subbed with soup cans).
If you want a longer workout, just repeat and do more than one set. Always remember to listen to your body and modify when necessary. For instance, due to my long hours running every day, it is extremely hard for me to straighten my legs. Thus, depending how my body feels that day, I will allow for bent knees.
1. Start with 5-8 cat cows – inhale in through your nose as you arch your spine, head up, gaze towards the ceiling and exhale out of your mouth, hollowing out your abdominals, drawing your navel into your spine. See picture below