Lifestyle: How to inject exercise into your everyday routines…


So you want to be an exercise person but there is the issue of money and time. Or if you are like the resident LOVE TWAIN night owl, there is the issue of sleep. Your creative juices usually kick in at around 11 pm. Before you know it, you’re hitting your pillow at 3am and you wake up feeling only human enough to lift a double espresso. (To our credit, there are usually 3-4 reps involved before midday). At this point you are probably thinking, why not just do an evening class? Well, they are generally far too busy and finding parking is a b*#ch! AND we don’t work the usual 9-5.

Ok, so now that we have taken every single excuse for not exercising and delivered it straight into your lap, we are about to wipe that sigh of relief straight off your face with a set of exercises you can inject into your daily routine. No excuses here ladies. Unless you don’t wash your hair, call your mum or drink coffee…at which point we will just question what kind of human you are. I mean who doesn’t drink coffee?!

In a bid to forcefully turn ourselves into exercise kind of people we turned to our favourite New Yorker, exercise and lifestyle extraordinaire Amy Rosoff Davis. Not only is she one of the nicest gals in the business and the name behind some of most envied celebrity bodies, she also happens to be heavily pregnant AND still exercising on a daily basis. I mean there are only so many photos of Amy and her cute bump hiking a girl can see before the guilt sets in. So in between nesting and exercising, Amy was kind enough to provide us with some excuse-proof exercising tips.



Those every day tasks….

Waiting at the traffic lights (in your car)…
Squeeze your kegals and inner thighs! Challenge yourself to holding it for the whole light. If you do every light on your drive you can get lots of reps in!

Waiting for the coffee machine to warm up…
Squats and pliés. Do them for the whole time and you could get over 100 in!

Sitting at your desk at work…
Arm isolations. Hold your arms in a V position for a minute, then flip your hands so you are palm up and hold for another minute, repeat.That 4 minute isolation will burn and tone! It might look weird to your colleagues though.. sorry.

While you’re cooking dinner…
Plank. Take a minute while the water is boiling or the oven is warming up. If you can get 5 planks in for 30 seconds to a minute you will feel great by the time the food is ready.

While you’re watching TV….
Stretching mixed with jumping jacks and sit ups! I love stretching in front of the TV and then I love getting a burst of cardio. Swap back and forth between the relaxing and stretching and the high impact cardio and toning – your bod will love it.

 



While you’re cleaning the house..
Move like you mean it. I always clean with a purpose. I don’t just lazily wipe, I move fast and use big movements- by the time I am done I am winded.

While you’re waiting for your Uber to arrive…
Eleves. Lift those heals and lower them back down. Try three sets of 30, your buns and hamstrings will burn!

While you’re blow drying your hair…
Plié pulses and knee pulses. Stand in a wide second position with knees bent. Pulse slightly up and down for a minute- keeping your weight in your heels. Then pulse your knees pushing back and forwards slightly for another minute. Repeat the two moves until you finish drying.

While you’re talking to your mum on the phone…
Standing abs. holding your body stationary with your knees bent, move your ribcage back and forth using your abs to move. Then do 30 circles in each direction, and then do pulses back and forth again.



We feel you girl! ….