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  • Tracey Mallett's praying mantis exercise
    Try This! Tracey Mallett's praying mantis exercise

    An exercise move from Pasadena fitness expert, video host and teacher Tracey Mallett, founder of Booty Barre, which combines elements of dance, yoga and Pilates.

  • Firm up with step-ups
    Try This! Firm up with step-ups

    Taking a stroll? Here's a move that makes a walk in the park, well, less of a walk in a park. Jackie Warner (www.jackiewarner.com), star of Bravo's fitness reality show "Work Out" and author of the new book "10 Pounds in 10 Days," demonstrates step-ups that you can...

  • A great leap
    Try This! A great leap

    This exercise, demonstrated by celebrity trainer Mike Donavanik, works legs, butt and core, and improves hand-eye coordination.

  • Plie side kicks
    Try This: Plie side kicks from Tracey Mallett of Booty Barre

    Plie side kicks from Tracey Mallett of Booty Barre targets the glutes, legs and oblique muscles. Go slow for toning, faster for cardio too.

  • Go ahead and jump
    Try This: Go ahead and jump

    Michael "Frosti" Zernow likes to vault, flip and catapult his way from A to B. The Santa Monica-based professional parkour athlete and instructor has 10-plus years of experience, and it shows: The man defies gravity when in motion, as you'll see if you check out the videos...

  • Close-to-wide squat
    Try This! Close-to-wide squat

    You don't need a gym or pricey fitness machines to get a great workout. Here Jackie Warner (www.jackiewarner.com), star of Bravo's fitness reality show "Work Out," and author of the new book "10 Pounds in 10 Days," demonstrates a close-to-wide squat. All you need...

  • Skateboard pike
    Try This! Skateboard pike

    Still got a skateboard buried somewhere in a corner of the garage? Celebrity personal trainer Mike Donavanik — http://www.mikedfitness.com — suggests you drag it out and repurpose it for this simple and effective fitness move, the skateboard pike.

  • A ballet-inspired 'booty lifter'
    Try This! A ballet-inspired 'booty lifter'

    You don't need to don a tutu to try a ballet-inspired barre workout. These drills are super-popular now and for good reason: They increase flexibility and tone muscles without adding bulk.

  • An off-the-wall workout
    Try This! An off-the-wall workout

    Most of us traverse the environment by walking. Not Michael "Frosti" Zernow — he prefers to vault, flip and catapult his way from A to B.

  • The ladder drill
    Try this exercise: The ladder drill

    Here's an exercise that develops speed, agility, balance, coordination and core strength. Tape a ladder-like outline on the ground. Hop.

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