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  • Rocking your way to stronger abs

    Rocking your way to stronger abs

    Do you want rocking abs this spring? Try this popular CrossFit move to strengthen your entire core. Demonstrated by Cassey Ho of Blogilates, one of You Tube's most popular fitness channels, this Pilates-inspired move is challenging but also fun, once you get moving. FOR THE RECORD: CrossFit exercise:...

  • Cassey Ho's triangle lift sculpts the lower body

    Cassey Ho's triangle lift sculpts the lower body

    An exercise for toning glutes and thighs, and engaging the abdominals.

  • 'Elephant ears' massage helps kids perk up

    Try This: 'Elephant ears' massage helps kids perk up

    If you're dealing with tired, sluggish kids who aren't able to listen or pay attention, try this quick mind-body trick. Called elephant ears, it is demonstrated here by Leah Kalish, founder of Move With Me Action Adventures, which specializes in yoga and movement education for kids. What it does...

  • A semi-serpent-style push-up

    A semi-serpent-style push-up

    If you're not a fan of traditional straight-leg push-ups, here's a new twist on them that still provides the same killer workout for arms, but also works the neglected lower back. Called the half-cobra push-up, this yoga-inspired move is demonstrated here by fitness instructor Cassey Ho, who uses...

  • Try This: The skull crusher, for toned triceps

    Try This: The skull crusher, for toned triceps

    If you don't want your upper arms waving long after you've said goodbye, you'll need to work on your triceps. The supine triceps extension, sometimes called the skull crusher, is one of the simplest yet most powerful ways to sculpt this muscle. The move, demonstrated here by celebrity trainer Harley...

  • Try This: A graceful stretch to the tips of the fingers

    Try This: A graceful stretch to the tips of the fingers

    Sometimes you just don't know how much tension you're holding until you take a good stretch. This quick upper-body loosener, demonstrated by fitness expert Jennifer Kries, from her "Hot Body Cool Mind" DVD series, is sweet relief in the middle or at the end of the workday. What it does The graceful...

  • Try This: The humming breath, a virtual hug for kids

    Try This: The humming breath, a virtual hug for kids

    The humming breath is a great way for children to calm and soothe themselves. It's sort of like a virtual hug, giving you that "everything is going to be OK" feeling, says Leah Kalish, founder of Move With Me Action Adventures, which trains teachers in movement education. What it does The deep...

  • Try This: Prone hamstring curl tones legs

    Try This: Prone hamstring curl tones legs

    You don't need weights to get a challenging leg workout. The prone hamstring curl, demonstrated here by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and featured on his "Harley's Hollywood Workout" video game, can bring the burn without them. What it does This exercise tones your hamstrings, the muscles...

  • Try This: The scorpion reach to open up the hips

    Try This: The scorpion reach to open up the hips

    Think of the scorpion reach as one of your favorite hip-opening yoga moves on steroids. It's challenging, but it leaves you feeling strong and limber and ready for anything. Fitness expert Mike Fitch uses it as a dynamic warm-up in his new Animal Flow body-weight resistance class at Equinox gyms....

  • Try This: The shoelace, a yin yoga back reliever

    Try This: The shoelace, a yin yoga back reliever

    If lower back pain, sciatica or stiffness is slowing you down, steal this move from yin yoga, a gentle style of practice known for its longer-held stretches. This stretch, demonstrated by fitness expert and yogi Jennifer Kries and used in her "Hot Body Cool Mind" DVD series, will melt away tension,...

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