(Closed) Toning up?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think the best thing for toning is weight training.  You might want to try one of Jillian Micheal’s DVDs.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I second MissAsB with the weight training.  Low weight, lots of reps (like 3 sets of 15-20…though I’m not a personal trainer).  Do you belong to a gym?  If so, take a toning class.  For home, I’d recommend any of Jillian Michaels DVDs – love ’em. And also just plain squats and lunges…perfect for the legs and booty…just make sure you’re doing them correctly.

Post # 6
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh yes squats and lunges are great!  Also, I don’t know if you have a bike but the summer I had to bike to work every day, my legs were so toned!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

3rd vote for jillian! I’ve seen soo many bees post amazing reviews and before and after pics from their jillian workouts so I bought some weights, 30 day shred and no more trouble zones!

Post # 9
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You don’t have to take it anywhere, but if you have any hills or just a bit of distance, that would be some good cardio and get you out in the nice weather!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

4th vote for jillian! her 30 day shred will really tone you good! and squats and lunges are a great idea, especially if you add some little hand weights. Joy ride on your bike is a good idea too. Find some hills and go up those! 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have been meaning to try the Jillian DVDs bc of all I hear on WB about them but I am currently using Flirty Girl Fitness ( http://flirtygirlfitness.com ) and it is seriously one heck of a workout. I have muscles in my back that I have no idea how they are sore from these workouts but they are. And its weird because you are working out and you muscles feel like your working out but I have a hard time staying focused and entertained by exercise and this really keeps my attention because its kinda fun. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Agreed, weight training will do it, but you don’t have to go to a gym for it.  I have a whole series of DVDs that were made by Gunnar Peterson (he’s another fitness guru that the celebrites use)  pretty amazing workouts.  All you need is an exercise ball and hand held dumbells (3, 5, & 8 lbs would probably be all you could ever need).. but start with the light ones, and work your way up.. 35 minutes is intense if you start w.5 lb weights!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we recently hired a personal trainer for our wedding and for legs he makes us do a lot of lunges and squats (a LOT) and for upper body and core the easiest thing to do is pushups. pushups literally work every muscle in your body.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Weights and pilates! Since you’re a dancer your body’ll snap right back. Muscle memory, baby!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ahhhhhh I know just want you mean! I’m thin, yes, but thin and “soft” just doesn’t quite cut it for me. My friends all yell at me for my dissatisfaction with my body too. I can tell you that as an ex-dancer, pilates has worked absolute miracles for me! It is the only thing that has helped my body resemble the toned, dancing form it once was. Best part, you can do it at home so it’s not crazy expensive. I swear you’ll love it!

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