Get a bikini bod by August 1st!
Sure, summer’s already started, but you can still shape up before your next pool party. Here’s how to speed up that progress.
Sport a heart rate monitor to up your workouts
New York City-based trainer Jenny Skoog suggests wearing one and making “high intensity” your goal. Sounds tech-y, but knowing how hard your ticker is pumping is as easy as popping on a watch (we dig the Isokinetics Inc. Strapless Heart Rate Monitor Watch, $35, amazon.com). Why push it? Short bursts of high-intensity movement torch calories.Quit crunches and get fab abs
Tired of the same ol’ sit-ups and crunches? Try a tough DVD that focuses on your abs (like AeroSpace NYC: Savage & Serene, $23, amazon.com) or a new fitness app for your iPod.
Eat right trick: Drink your way to a healthier day
New York City-based personal trainer Shannon Sodano says to sip a glass of water with lemon and a slice of ginger to get your metabolism going in the morning. Snack attack? Reach for water again instead of a bag of chips—people often confuse hunger and thirst.
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