5 Easy Ways To Get Swimsuit Ready

back view of african american woman wearing a bikini on the beachWhen the heat begins to rise and the sun starts beaming, you know summer is near.  It’s time for short sleeves and maybe even shorter shorts and skirts. For sexy summer clothes, your body must be ready. Here are five simple moves that can really get you ready for classic Kool and the Gang hits like, Summer Madness, on a perfect sunny day.


Wanna show those arms? Dips are essential.

Using a stationary chair (one that does not roll) and place your hands, fingers forward, on the end of the chair. Keep your arms are straight. Walk your feet forward so that your back is in front of the chair. Bend your arms, so that your tailbone dips down and then straighten your arms again. Do this at least ten or more times to tone the tricep muscle, located on the underside of the arm. Here is a quick video for arm dips.

Bikini bottoms anyone? If so, tone the glutes. 

Okay, so maybe you won’t wear the bikini, but then again, maybe you will! To be ready for your swimsuit, walking lunges are key. They are easy to do and the direction of them can be changed so that you can target your rear, hips and hamstrings. Try this variation to hit all angles:

Do one set of ten walking lunges forward for glutes. Rest. Then do curtsy lunges for hamstrings, hips and thighs. Rest. Repeat these sets two or three times. That’s sure to take some of the “junk” from out of the trunk. Here is a quick video for butt workout.

Rear View of Young Woman in Golden Bikini Bottom

Like the new Bermuda shorts and gaucho look? Add a relevé to your repertoire.

This move is a classic for dancers, but can be easily incorporated into your workout for toned calves.  Standing upright with feet about hip’s width in distance, place your hands on your hips. Lift your heels off the floor contracting the calf, then slowly lower, but don’t…