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Getting Swimsuit Ready

We all want to look great in a bathing suit, even if we don’t actually see anymore water than what is in our bathtub over the summer. Besides the obvious of looking and feeling good about yourself, your body will thank you for taking the time to get healthier.

But who really has the time these days to spend a chunk of their busy day at the gym? I’m going to give you some quick tips on how to get fit anywhere.

1) Park farther away. If you’re going to work, the grocery store, or even just a restaurant, park a little bit farther away to get those few extra steps in.

2) Don’t you hate how tense your body is after a long day of sitting in front of the computer screen? Take the time to stretch your arms and wrists. (Wrist Stretch: Extend arm in front, palm up and grab the fingers with other hand. Gently pull the fingers towards you to stretch the forearm, holding for 20-30 seconds. Repeat on the other side.)

3) Water. Of course you should drink it, but you can also use it as a weight. (Press: Lift the bottle up to shoulder level with both hands, then  lift all the way up over the head.  When the arm is next to the ear, bend the elbow, taking the water bottle behind you and contracting the triceps.  Straighten the arm, repeat for 50 times.)

4) Great clothes will motivate you more to workout when you do have the time. I’m not talking about a sexy dress that you want to fit in, but great workout clothes. Some form fitting will let you move around freely and if it feels good against you skin, you won’t want to take it off.

My pick? Anything from Hard Tail. Like this great tank  that has flown off our shelves (yes, I do have one of my own).We also have a lot of great yoga pants and coats from Hard Tail. Stop by sometime and check them out!

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