It’s no secret I love all things fitness. Group workout classes, solo sweat sessions, marathons, yoga on the beach—you name it, and I’m down to try it. But lately, I just don’t feel motivated to exercise. Despite the fact that I’ve got a big race coming up in a few months, it seems I’d rather spend my time doing anything but exercise … But mostly I want to sit by my fireplace in my sweats and sip on CBD-laced Moon Juice tonics. Is it winter weather? Did I get bitten by the hygge bug? Or am I just burnt out?
Probably all of the above. Whatever the cause, I’ve been searching for a workout that’s quick, effective, fun, and yields results. Ideally, I want to do this workout for like, three minutes, and immediately look like Kayla Itsines. Oh yeah, and if I can do it in front of the TV while watching The OA, that’d be a huge plus.
Despite the impossibility of my ask, Lauren Kleban of LEKFit delivered. Y’all, there’s a reason those A-listers are obsessed with her! Kleban created a full-body toning movement that’s do-able, but still challenging. I tested it out (while watching Netflix, duh) and can tell you right now—it works. Here’s how to do it at home:
Standing at the back of your mat, walk out into a plank position. Be sure to engage your glutes and hamstrings, keep your core tight, your shoulders down and your weight evenly distributed.
Once your body is properly aligned, do a push-up. Drop down to your knees if necessary!
Next contract your core to bring your knee in then extend the leg up, lower the leg to tap the ground and lift the leg.
Resume your plank then walk your hands back to your feet, slowly roll up and repeat with the other leg.
Continue to alternate legs for a total of 10 reps.