Strengthen your core – anytime, anywhere… No excuses!

By on August 26, 2012 under Movement

You have been requesting more information on fitness so here you go…

Guest Blog by Jodi Jantomaso-Gomez, CPT

The most common excuse I hear from people for not exercising is that they are too busy. What if you could work out while sitting at your desk, driving, or watching TV and be able to bypass the gym altogether on those busy days?

This is an exercise you can do anytime you are sitting and it is called the “AB check“. “A” stands for abdominal and “B” stands for buttocks. This exercise works the core (middle section of your body) from the top of your shoulders to your tail bone. Benefits include improved posture, a slimmer waist and prevention of neck and low back pain.

  • Sit upright shoulders pulled back like you’re putting them in your back pocket. This is proper posture.
  • Place feet flat on the floor in line with your knees, not under your chair.
  • Pull the belly button in like someone just punched you…in a contraction and hold it there.
  • At the same time, pull your buttocks together like you have a hundred dollar bill between your buttocks (and don’t want to let it go).
  • Take a deep breath.
  • Keep this posture while sitting doing your work.

Write a little post-it note on your computer, in the car and on the TV that says “AB check..hold the cash!”

It’s a fact that our time is valuable and there never seems to be enough of it. We’re used to multitasking, so why not throw in a workout. No excuses!

Jodi is a Certified Personal Trainer and Life Coach whose mission is to give her clients the tools and motivation to live their best life possible.  Jodi has spent the last 3 decades coaching, training and educating individuals, teams and groups in the area of health, wellness, fitness and life coaching.