A Quick and Effective Core Workout

A Quick and Effective Core Workout

A strong core is essential for just about any physical activity imaginable, so start your New Year off right by kicking your core into action u2014 strong and sleek abs are just one of the many positive side effects of this quick and effective circuit. The 20-minute workout is perfect prep for what is to come in our Get Fit 2015 challenge. The workouts build on each other and get more challenging as you progress through the month. Your core will be involved in every workout from cardio to yoga, so let’s work it!

Directions: Warm up with three minutes of light cardio. Perform each three-exercise circuit twice. Cool down with three minutes of stretching.

| Circuit One: Cat Cow Series

Reps: Five in each position

  • Start on all fours with hands directly under shoulders with hips and knees aligned.
  • First