Summer’s Winding Down, But You Don’t Have to Abandon Your Bikini Body
We’re bringing this article back by popular demand to show you how to keep looking just as fabulous in the fall.
Just because bikini season is over, don’t slack off on your healthy eating habits and switch to comfort food, or skip the gym because of the shorter, darker days. Holiday season will be here before you know it, and you want to look hot for all the Christmas parties!
New York-based celebrity trainer Thelonious ‘T.J.’ Johnson (below, right), who keeps CNN host Anderson Cooper in muscle-rippling shape, shares his top tips for getting – and maintaining – a great body.
• Timing is everything. While people generally fit workouts into their schedule whenever they can, T.J. says doing cardio in the evening is most efficient because it burns off the calories that you ate during the day.
• Go beyond the treadmill. A sexy body isn’t just skinny, it’s toned. T.J. suggests doing strength training sets as well as cardio intervals. For example, run one mile on the treadmill at the speed that’s right for you, then do a set of 12 push-ups. Get back on the treadmill for another mile and follow with another set of 12 push-ups. Keep alternating. Your ultimate goal: go a total of five miles on the treadmill and an equal number of strength training sets. That’s one tough workout that will change any body!