When time is of the essence, workouts that boost your metabolism can be of great value. Focus on exercises that blast fat and tone the muscles to be showcased by your swimwear—think abs, arms and your astounding bum.
Thirty minutes a day and you might just find yourself flaunting the real-deal by the time youâ€™re in the sun. Or, if you need a little extra boost or guidance, try personal training with a professional.
Interval training is especially useful for blasting fat. Physically, youâ€™ll burn more calories despite the intermittent periods of low-intensity movements. Pick a cardio activity of choice (running, cycling or swimming) and warm up for five minutes or until you break a sweat. Then begin alternating between a sprint pace for 10 seconds and an easy pace for 30 seconds. Donâ€™t forget to cool down at the end.
Performed in a 105-degree room, Bikram yoga can strengthen, stretch and tone your body from head to toe. The 26-preset poses also encouraging you to sweat out excess fluids and shed water-weight instantly. Though the 90-minute classes are definitely challenging, theyâ€™re known to burn up to 600 calories and deliver real results.
Studies show that hoisting a Kettlebell can burn 20 calories per minute, which is a whopping 400 calories after a 20-minute workout. If youâ€™re looking to drop a few pounds in a short amount of time, this small imbalanced weight could provide you with that extra boost you need. The Kettlebell is especially useful for the abs and arms, which is good news for your bikini top.