Get Your Clients Ready For Beach Body Shape With These Creative & Fun Exercises
It’s that time of the year where as Fitness Professionals, we know that our clients are looking for a little extra motivation to push harder to tone up their bodies as they get ready to hit the Summer season and show off a little more skin. Whether your clients are headed out to the beach on a daily basis, enjoying some time at a nice Jazz Festival, or just taking a family vacation somewhere, you know that the weather will most likely be warmer and that your clients will be sporting shorts, t-shirts, dresses, tank tops, swimsuits, and flip flops every opportunity that they get. So with clients knowing that this “unveiling” is coming up, they tend to want any extra edge that they can to maximize their results these last few weeks right before summer hits.
So what do YOU, as the Fitness Professional, do to help your clients get ahead this time of the year?
Are you looking to maximize fitness equipment that you may or may not already have and creating an “Easy to Follow Step by Step” Training program to pique the interest of your clients?
If so, check out these exercises below that you can include in your training program to help your clients get Beach Body Ready.
Feel free to tweak it around to customize it to you and your clients but either way, enjoy the following exercises and as usual, be creative but be safe!
Total Gym GTS – Pull Ups (2 -3 Sets of 10-20 Reps)
Targets: Shoulders, Back, Triceps
How to: Adjust the height of the incline rack and then lay flat on the stomach. Bring both feet off of the ground and lay your legs on the rack. Decide which grip you would like to use for your pull-ups, then proceed to pulling yourself up quickly and then lowering your body slowly to the starting position.
TRX Push-Ups (2 -3 Sets of 10-20 Reps)
Targets: Arms, chest
How to: Facing away from the anchor with your feet shoulder-width apart. Grab the handles with an overhand grip and extend arms in front of you at shoulder height. Lean forward so that your body is at a slight diagonal. Bend elbows and lower chest between your hands. You’ll engage your chest and arms as you push yourself back up to the start position.
Lebert Bars – Single Legged Hurdler’s Drill (2 -3 Sets of 10-20 Reps on Each Leg)
Targets: Glute, Calves, Hips, Quads
How to: Stand behind one end of a Lebert Equalizer, balancing and hopping on the left leg. Raise the right leg in the air and “clear” the top of the bar, moving the right foot from the left side to the right side of the bench, going back and forth and still hopping on the left leg. Switch legs on the second round of the circuit.
Core Hammer – Chopping Wood (2 -3 Sets of 10-20 Reps)
Targets: Shoulders, Triceps, Core
How to: Stand straight up with the Core Hammer (with both hands) and proceed to swinging the Core Hammer over the heads towards the ground in a chopping wood motion. However instead of hitting the ground with Core Hammer, to make it more challenging you stop it shoulder height and pull it back over your head and repeat motion.
Medicine Ball Twists (2 -3 Sets of 10-20 Reps in Each Direction)
Targets: Core, Arms, Shoulders
How to: Stand with the feet hip-width apart, holding a medicine ball in both hands. Extend the arms in front of you at chest height, while keeping the shoulders relaxed. Hold the arms extended as you perform torso rotations, alternating the position of the ball from side to side.
Plyo Box (2 -3 Sets of 10-20 Reps on Each Leg)
Targets: Glute, Calves, Hips, Quads
How to: Stand beside a sturdy weight-room bench with the right foot on the bench and the left foot on the floor. Keeping the right foot stationary, pull yourself up, raising the left knee in the air. Return to the starting position. Switch sides halfway through the allotted time. Switch legs on the second round of the circuit.
Sandbags with a Push-Up (2 -3 Sets of 10-20 Reps on Each Side)
Targets: Chest, Triceps, Shoulders, Core
How to: Get into a push-up position with a sandbag on the floor, just behind the base of your left hand. Perform a push-up. At the top of the push-up, grab the sandbag with the right hand and drag it so it’s sitting just behind your right hand on the floor. Alternate sides.
Dumbbells with a Monkey Row (2 -3 Sets of 10-20 Reps)
Targets: Legs, Forearms, Arms, Shoulders, Core
How to: Stand with your arms at your sides while holding a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing in. Perform a squat, keeping the arms low. As you stand up from the squat, lift the arms as high as you can so the hands are beneath the underarms. Raise the elbows, bringing the dumbbells to the sides of the rib cage, with palms facing up.
About the Author
Mike Z. Robinson is the owner of the highly successful personal training facility, MZR Fitness as well as Mike Z. Robinson Enterprises which features & highlights a myriad of options to help fitness professionals grow their businesses and careers. Mike was the 2015 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, is the author of the E-Book: “Fitness Up, Everything Up”, and he is also a Media Spokesperson for both the American Council on Exercise & IDEA Health & Fitness Association.