It is officially the beginning of summer, and a lot of us are probably sweating – not just because of the rising temps, but because it’s crunch time for getting our bodies into summer shape. With summer already here, you don’t need to live in the gym to make sure you’re body is toned and tanned. In fact, all it takes are some quick, targeted workouts to trim and tone the parts of your body that you think need the most work in order to get them perfect for summer.
When the sun’s out in full force, so are the legs usually. Fitness host and guru Anna Renderer has five effective moves for trimming your thighs and getting those legs ready to be in short shorts for the summer. Moves such as the 4-square drill, single leg deadlift and bootstrapper are simple and effective techniques you can do in the comfort of your own home. While I could try to explain each move, showing is sometimes better than telling. For a tutorial on these five moves, check out Renderer’s fitness video above. However, for advice on which wearables will help take your thigh workout to the next level, keep scrolling downward.
Mio FUSE is a sleek wristband that combines all the features of a heart rate monitor, sports watch and activity tracker. FUSE allows you to monitor the intensity of your workouts and your movement throughout the day, giving you a more comprehensive look at exertion, recovery and overall fitness. All-day activity statistics include steps, calories, distance and goal progress.
All the easy-to-use, timesaving features that Pebble pioneered to define the smartwatch category, now available in a design that’s lighter and thinner than any other. Its battery lasts for days, and its bright e-paper display is always on. Check notifications, incoming calls, texts and your calendar, all at a glance. Includes Pebble Health, a built-in activity and sleep tracker with daily reports and weekly insights. Behind all those smarts, it’s still a great watch that just so happens to look like one.
The Striiv Fusion bio is the premium heart rate monitor, fitness tracker and smartwatch to keep you healthy and connected to your world. Get a better understanding of how much activity you’re doing each day and stay motivated to make improvements to your health. Additional features include up to 5 days of battery life, a splash-proof and sweat-proof design and customizable wristband.
Motivation is your best accessory with Fitbit Alta—a customizable fitness tracker designed to fit your personal style. Stay motivated by tracking all-day activity like steps and distance, calories burned and active minutes, while receiving credit for your workouts with SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition. No matter where you’re headed, the easy-to-read OLED screen keeps your goals in focus with stats, time, call and text notifications on display.
Ray is Misfit’s most minimal and versatile tracker. It delivers the fitness and sleep tracking you need to stay motivated, including steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, activity tagging and sleep duration and quality. It also never needs charging and is water-resistant to 50 meters, so it can be worn constantly. That means more data, better insights and more powerful motivation.
All of these fantastic wearables are available to rent on a trial basis from Lumoid. Try one out today and start toning those thighs in no time!