Jumping into Spring

By Abigail Padgett

It’s already that time of year again. I know, where did February go? Spring Break is in t-minus three weeks, and that means that some people are looking to tone up the last of their Winter food coma before Spring Break and Spring itself begins. Whether you’re vacationing in Cabo with friends, or just going home to chill out, here are some exercises to keep you moving into Spring (both physically and mentally) at full force.

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Courtesy of Up Magazine

Exercises are courtesy of Sara Foley, a fitness instructor at Miami’s Rec Center:

Legs:  *x3

  • Wall Sit (45 seconds)
  • 20 Lunges (10 each leg)
  • 20 Calf Raises

Arms: x3

  • 15 Push Ups
  • 15 Triceps Dips
  • 15 Bicep Curls (with or without weights)

Core: x3

  • 20 Oblique Crunches
  • 20 Prone Leg Raises
  • 45 Second Plank

Butt: x3

  • 25 Glute Bridges
  • **15 Donkey Kicks (each leg)
  • 25 Squats

* Do each exercise or set of exercises three times.

**If you’re unsure about an exercise, never be afraid to look it up!

Advice from Sara: “As we move into spring, it can always be a little difficult to get back into the habit of working out regularly. But, finding a workout buddy to keep you accountable always helps. Also, don’t be afraid to try something new, even if you think you look ridiculous, whether that be going to a new class, or using the bottom floor of the rec!”

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