Monday Motivation: Lets get down to the core

Its Monday the start of the work week for some and the most unanticipated day for most. The last 2 weeks we have talked about the benefits of stretching and some delicious healthy smoothie recipe to get your day started. Today let’s get down to the core with some Ab exercises.

The number one statement I hear during consultations are “ I want more defined abs but I don’t want to lose any weight” Most believe that as long as they are working the core that they will automatically start to see ab definition. However that is not always the case due to the amount of body fat one has. Doing targeted exercises like crunches is great for toning abdominal muscles, but losing both subcutaneous and visceral fat is the first step to unearthing your ab.

Food consumption will also play a role in the process. There is no way to out work unhealthy eating habits so believe that you are what you eat. A body that is fed unhealthy food will reflect that diet choice.

So one must incorporate healthy eating habits into the lifestyle enhancement. For those who have already incorporated more healthy food options we are going to share Some effective exercises for your core.


  • Side Plank Dips.

  • Side Plank and Reach Through.

  • Toe Reach

  • Plank

  • Plank With Hip Dip

  • Cross Mountain Climbers

  • Bicycle Crunch

  • Deadbug.




Here is a video that will burn calories and tone your abs




Remember that this is an lifestyle enhancement. Be kind to yourself and have patience. Getting healthy and achieving the body you desire will take some discipline, dedication, and motivation. Trust the process and enjoy the journey. Be sure to checkout last weeks feature about the benefits of stretching. Have a question contact us or Leave us a comment.

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By: Keiana Armani -Certified Fitness Trainer


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