Got a little soft over the long winter? Wanna tighten and tone up that tummy for summer?
Sammie Kennedy, creator of Femme Fitale, offers Keeping Fit blog readers the following nutrition and exercise tips to do just that …
It’s CRUNCH time!
Get bikini-worthy abs in just a few weeks
Toronto — Tuesday (May 21) officially marked one month until summer begins! It’s time to head up to cottage country, lay on the dock in a bikini and soak up the summer sun. Many of us have spent winter working on sculpting a beach body, but what about the procrastinators who’ve left it ‘til the last minute? Sammie Kennedy, creator and CEO of Femme Fitale, has food and exercise tips that will help sculpt firm abdominals in just a few weeks!
“I’ve struggled with creating my own set of ideal abdominals over the last year,” shares Sammie, “but I’ve learned some tips and tricks along the way that I want to share with people so they can save themselves the time that I had to spend precisely figuring out! The best part is there’s no more counting calories or overtraining. An adjustment in attitude and approach is all that’s needed.”
The old adage tells us ‘You are what you eat’ so beginning with an examination of diet will help to create a toned tummy:
Just Eat Real Food. The hashtag ‘#jerf’ is gaining momentum on Twitter and Instagram! Eating true, unadulterated food that is nutrient dense, and comes from a variety of colours if the first step to leaning out. #AbsAreMadeInTheKitchen
“I don’t worry about “fat content” “carbs” or “ratios”, notes Sammie. “Eating real food, giving your body what it NEEDS to function and survive optimally and living positively are the keys to being healthy and fit.” Sammie also doesn’t stress about a little cheat food now and then (i.e. weekly.) Your viewers don’t have to abandon their favourite indulgent foods for life!
Next, comes movement. “Working out with a partner gives you added motivation and accountability,” says Sammie. “Grabbing a girlfriend and teaming up will absolutely increase your likelihood to succeed at your fitness goals.” Recruit a friend to do these moves:
Boxer Sit-Ups. With Partner A laying in a supine position, Partner B kneels above providing a target to make contact with. Partner A does a sit up, using a jab and cross motion to hit the pads before returning to the start position. Complete 3 sets of 12 reps before switching.
Standing Knee-Ups. You can get off the floor to work that core! Both partners stand with Partner B providing a target a little higher than hip-level. Partner A drives her knees upwards (alternating knees) to make contact with the target. This can be done one-at-a-time or with a running, plyometric movement for an added cardio burst. Complete 3 sets of 12 reps before switching.
About Sammie Kennedy
Sammie (Samantha) Kennedy is the creator and CEO of both Femme Fitale (women’s-only kickboxing and MMA conditioning) and Booty Camp Fitness, Inc. (Canada’s largest provider of women’s-only boot camps). In five years she expanded her business from two locations in the downtown core of Toronto to nearly 100 locations nation-wide. Check out Sammie’s own abs transformation on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/ZIjRksrvCn/