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#mituFIT: 5 Ways to Lose the Pooch

Want to get rid of belly fat from the comfort of your home?  Our #mituFIT health expert, Rawvana shows you how to target the right muscles for a tighter waist and abs with these five easy-to-do exercises. Repeat this series 3x at least 3 days a week. Ready, set, bikini time!

Basic Squat

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Squats are one of the most effective exercises to strengthen your core and booty and get you ready to sport your favorite short shorts. Start with your feet shoulder-width apart and face forward. Extend your arms out and squat as if to sit on an imaginary chair. Arch your lower back and squat until your thighs are parallel to the floor. 15 reps.

Ankle Reach Crunch

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Since the 90s crop top made a huge resurgence as a fashion staple, it’s time to target those upper abs. Lie on your back and extend your legs up, allow for a slight bend in your knees, extend your hands up and slowly reach up to the ceiling. 10 reps.

Kneeling Push-Ups

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The push-up, while it targets chest and arms, is an excellent way to build strength for more advanced workouts. Start on your knees, maintain a straight back and place both hands on the floor shoulder-width apart. Slowly lower your chest to the floor, keeping your pelvis straight and abdominals tight, and push up to the starting position. 15 reps.

Extended Crunches

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For a total core workout, lie on your back with your arms stretched behind your head. Flex your hips and curl your abs to lift your torso. Reach for your toes and alternate from side to side. This targets your abs and oblique muscles. 12 reps.

Spiderman Plank

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Begin with the push-up position. Keep your hips low and bring your right knee up toward your left shoulder. Switch legs and repeat. 5 reps on each leg.

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These Are The Top YouTube Workouts To Try At Home To Help Keep Those Resolutions

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These Are The Top YouTube Workouts To Try At Home To Help Keep Those Resolutions

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With the official start of 2021 – which will hopefully be so much better than 2020 – the desire to be physically fit and achieve that “beach body” (whatever that is) is at a seasonal high. Whether due to a new year’s resolution to get in shape, stay active, lose weight, or simply be more healthy, people are looking for ways to feel and look good despite being under stay-at-home orders.

Across the country, gyms are still closed thanks to the pandemic and many of us are looking for new ways to follow those fitness goals. Enter YouTube: it’s full of incredible, free workouts that are sure to get you motivated. Here are some of our favorites:

The Fitness Marshall

If you’re like me and hate working out, then The Fitness Marshall may be your answer. Fitness guru Caleb Marshall combines hit pop songs — like “Heat” by Kelly Clarkson and “Pony” by Ginuwine — with dance moves that help you break a sweat and have fun doing it. 

Fitness Blender

Run by husband-and-wife team Daniel and Kelli, Fitness Blender is a simple yet great channel. All of their videos are filmed with a white background so you can actually focus on what they’re doing. They have more than 600 full-length workout videos, and more than 150 of those are HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) to get your body moving and blood pumping. All workouts range from 5- to 45-minutes. While some videos require some basic equipment, many can be done with your body weight alone.

Popsugar Fitness

Filmed in a fitness studio with at least three people, the channels feels a bit like an old-school ’80s workout video, without the signature fashion and hair of course…but it does bring that fun group attitude right to you. The channel has different categories: beginners, HIIT, dance cardio, plus workouts targeted at different body parts. You can also choose a class based on length (10 minutes, etc.) Plus, they have a section full of no equipment cardio workouts so you can get your heart rate up without leaving the house

The Body Coach

The Body Coach (aka Joe Wicks) believes that everyone should be able to work out, no matter their fitness level or budget. The channel has more than 250 videos, including challenges, time-based workouts, and workouts for specific body types. There’s a new HIIT workout every week. One of the coolest parts of the channel is that it also has workout for kids, including a daily P.E. class that might be very helpful for any parents who have basically started homeschooling their kids.

Blogilates

No list of YouTube fitness channels is complete without Blogilates. This widely popular channel has close to 4.5 million subscribers and focuses on POP Pilates, PIIT28 and Bootcamp Sculpting. If you have no clue what those are, don’t worry. You don’t need to understand it to enjoy these workouts.  

Certified fitness instructor Cassey Ho’s friendly demeanor makes laying on a mat and working your core, legs, arms and butt almost enjoyable.

Flightmaster Yoga

This channel is not about being a perfect yogi. The motto of the channel is “It’s not about the pose.” All Lesley Fightmaster wants from you is to show up and do your best. She has a number of full-length yoga practices for anyone at any level. You can start with the for beginner videos and then work your way up to 30-minute practices45-minute hatha practices, and full 1-hour practices. The tone is supportive, comforting, and non-judgemental. Show up and try your best to see what happens.

Roberta’s Gym

Think of Roberta’s Gym as the Alexa of exercising. This animated trainer doesn’t really have a personality, but her on-screen timers and rep counters help you keep track of what you’re doing better than any humanoid.

BullyJuice

Despite the name, this instructor isn’t a bully at all. He offers up super motivational videos that anyone can do from the comfort of their home. And he keeps it simple: 20 minute full body workouts that require no equipment. Yes, some of the workouts will kick your ass but what do they say? No pain, no gain!

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Instagram Fitness Gurus To Follow For Your 2021 Goals

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Instagram Fitness Gurus To Follow For Your 2021 Goals

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Now that we are in the new year you have a chance to try again for that dream body. Clearly, every body is beautiful but everyone has a body they want. if you want to lose weight and get in shape, here are some IG fitness gurus you can follow.

Elias Athie

CEO of Elite Pro Mexico, Athie is an incredibly popular fitness guru. With more than 200,000 followers on Instagram, Athie is ready to teach his followers how to get into the best shape of their lives. Plus, his style is as good as his looks.

Brett Hoebel

This is yoga to another level. Hoebel is a yogi that is going to show you how to get in shape while following yoga’s practices. Hoebel created Sweat with Soul, an apparel line that is “made for sweat and styled for soul.” The positive vibes don’t stop with Hoebel and he can help lead you on your fitness journey.

Massy Arias

Arias is the creator of Tru Supplements, a vegan-based supplement company with products safe for new moms. As a mom, Arias is using her platform to teach women that they can do anything that they set their minds to. Follow her on Instagram to learn tips and tricks on getting the body you want.

Lyzabeth Lopez

Lopez is here to help you get and stay on a fitness plan in your home. Perfect timing, right? Lopez has an app called “Train with Lyzabeth” that offers 10-minut, 30-minute, and 1-hour workouts. The training is easy enough to do at home and is a great way to stay active during these wild times.

Darian Alvarez

Alvarez is the owner of DLAB Team, a nutritionist and personal training company. Don’t sleep on this man’s Instagram. Not only will he teach you some great style tips with those lewks be puts together, but he is also a daily inspiration to keep going for your goal.

Melissa Alcantara

Alcantara is one fitness professional most of us have heard of. The personal trainer is behind Kim Kardashian’s physique. Clearly she knows what she is doing and it very open with her own journey to where she is. Her humble approach to fitness will make everyone believe that they can also do it.

Anllela Sagra

Sagra is shredded. There is no denying that Sagra has put in infinite work to get herself to the body she has now. The fitness professional is another person to follow for the inspiration of knowing that anyone can get into shape.

READ: 21 Ways To Stay Accountable And Motivated About Your Fitness Goals For 2019

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