We want you to feel better than ever this year, and our Shape Slim Down workouts and diet advice can help you get there. Follow along with our weight loss challenge calendar that includes seven of the biggest fat-burning moves out there, and watch as trainer and Instagram fitness sensation Anna Victoria demonstrates how to perfect these powerful moves. Who better to push you to reach your full strong-and-sexy potential then the creator of The Fit Body Guides? You’ll repeat each exercise weekly, adding reps as you go along. Combine these mega moves with our healthy eating tips that challenge you to make small changes throughout the month, and you’ll be svelte and slim right on schedule for Valentine’s Day. Yes, you absolutely can lose weight in 30 days.
Weight Loss Exercise: Plyo Push-Up
Start in a traditional push up starting position, your feet a couple of inches apart and your arms directly under your shoulders. Keep your abs tight and drop your body straight down bending just your arms. Go back to the starting position. Repeat.
Weight Loss Exercise: High-Knees Sprint
Stand straight with the feet hip width apart, looking straight ahead and arms hanging down by your side. Jump from one foot to the other at the same time lifting your knees as high as possible, hip height is advisable. The arms should be following the motion..Touch the ground with the balls of your feet
Weight Loss Exercise: Speed Skater Lunge
Perform a reverse lunge with your back leg slightly at an angle. Leap to the side and bring the opposite leg behind you, only tapping your toe to the ground. Immediately jump back the other direction and continue alternating until you feel the burn. Repeat the move towards the right.
Weight Loss Exercise: Jump-Switch Lunge
Standing, lunge forward with left foot, bending knees 90 degrees. Jump as high as you can, swinging arms overhead and switching legs in air. Land with arms by sides and right foot forward, immediately bending knees. Continue quickly alternating sides.
Weight Loss Exercise: Pilates Teaser
Lie with your back on a mat, and extend your arms overhead and your legs in front of you with your feet together (A). In one movement, contract your abs, pull your legs up, and touch your toes (B). Exhale as you contract, and keep your feet together throughout the move. Release back down with control. That’s one rep. Immediately contract back up, and complete the recommended number of reps for each set
Weight Loss Exercise: Squat Jack
Standing, drop into a squat, bringing fists in front of chest with elbows bent at sides. Jump feet wide, straightening legs and swinging arms out to sides and up to meet overhead. Continue quickly.
Weight Loss Exercise: Burpee
Position your feet about hip-width apart and squat to the floor, placing your hands on the floor in front of you. Now jump the feet out and come to a pushup position, on the hands and toes with the body in a straight line. Then, return to start position, by jumping the feet back.
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