Total-body toning—no sneakers required.
You see, I have this weird urge every time I have a glass or two of wine: I want to go for a run. I don’t know if it’s the lack of inhibition or what, but it happens often. (Strange, I know.) Of course, I’m never in appropriate attire when this compulsion kicks in. So when Heather Anderson of New York Pilates demo’d three moves that can be done in happy-hour clothing (and shoes!), I felt like I needed to share—you know, if you ever feel the urge to do Pilates post wine-fueled dinner. Whether you relate to my (unique?) workout habits or are just looking for a quick, do-anywhere routine, these are for you.
Pilates Forearm Side Legs
Forearm Plank with Knee Crunch
“Start in a forearm elbow plank with your hands flat on the ground and your arms bent at a 90-degree angle. Then bend the knee towards the chest, while keeping a flat back. It’s very important to keep the pelvis as still as possible while moving. Hold the knee for a quick second, and then bring the toes back to plank. Tip: keep your neck comfortable by looking slightly forward. Do three sets of 20 or until you feel fatigued.”
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