#MotivationMonday: 3 Moves to a Great Summer Body

It really is as easy as 1,2,3…

…as well as a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep, and drinking LOTS of water.

Getting in summer shape is something that a ton of us are focused on right now. Maybe we have a vacation coming up or something for which we want to look our best. If you’re getting married, or even going to be in a wedding, it’s great to try your best to get in the greatest shape possible so you can be proud of yourself on the big day and know that you look your best.

Getting to the gym, sifting your way through the muscle bound men, and hoping that the equipment you need is open are all reasons to allow yourself to become distracted and skip workouts, but these moves are simple enough to perform at home and effective enough to get you in some of the best shape of your life.

Here’s what to do:


Yep. We all hate them, but burpees are one of the most effective workouts at increasing your heart rate and engaging your muscles in a fast and powerful way. Ensure that you’re performing the move correctly. Start by jumping up as high as you can and throwing your hands over your head. Keep your chest open and shoulders wide. Land on your feet and drop down into a pushup position. Perform the pushup and jump your feet back up towards your hands. Repeat.

Do as many reps as you can for 30 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds and move onto the next move.

Jump Squats

Similar to the beginning of your burpee, a jump squat is going to require that you go a bit deeper into your squat motion at the start of the move. Squat down so that your upper legs are parallel to the ground, then burst up and jump as high as you can. Throw your arms down to your sides and open up your chest to allow for a full range of motion.

Perform as many reps as you can for 30 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds and move onto your last move.

Plank Jumps

Begin in push up position, with your arms fully straightened under your shoulders. With your feet together, jump to the right side of your torso while keeping your core muscles engaged and tight. Jump back to the original position and then repeat the jump to the other side of your body. Jump back to the start, this counts as one rep.

Do as many reps as you can for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds. Time to start over again.

Do the cycle of all three moves 3-5 times based on your ability level. If you’re extremely tired, do your best to continue doing the moves until you feel like your form is suffering enough to no longer be positively effective.

Once your finished, check your heart rate and it ought to be above 150, which is going to help in burning excess fat for the rest of the day. Keep to your diet and you’ll start seeing results very soon!

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