Abs

Workplace Fitness

Day 62: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Standing up to tone your abs is a legit way to work your entire core without yanking your neck or relying on your hip flexors, the way you might during an on-your-back exercise.
Workplace Fitness

Day 57: Friday 6-Pack Abs Workout

Fitness expert Cindy Whitmarsh has provided us with a Friday workout that requires some floor exercises, so clear some space and start thinking about some serious beach time when busy season ends.
Workplace Fitness

Day 47: Exercise Ball at Work Workout

It's "Bring your Exercise Ball and Dumbbells to Work Week!" Sit on your exercise ball for an entire workweek and engage your abdominals and core while you work! Here's a great exercise ball workout for you to do on your lunch breaks.
Workplace Fitness

Day 42: Love Handles Be Gone!

The love handle area along your sides above your waist is a tough area to target. Fitness experts say that unless you play tennis, the internal and external obliques - the two muscle pairs that help you twist and turn - are largely unused in daily life. The result? Love handles. These two exercises will help you tighten your waist and get you on your way to a smooth silhouette. To see results, do each exercise two or three days a week, taking a day of rest between workouts.
Workplace Fitness

Day 35: Wednesday Workout: No Equipment, No Excuses!

We're happy to welcome back Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist Cindy Whitmarsh who has some great ideas for energizing your afternoon! Each week, Cindy will share her tips to help you get fit and stay healthy!
Workplace Fitness

Day 32: Swing Time

It's time to get up and get fit! Here's a quick afternoon refresher that targets your abs, your butt, and your inner thighs.
Workplace Fitness

Day 7: Seated Crunches

You can tighten those stomach muscles without doing those dreaded and painful sit-ups (and hurting your neck in the process). Step 1: Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor about ten inches apart. Make sure you're sitting up straight with your back against the chair.
Workplace Fitness

Day 5: Use an Exercise Ball

Swap out your uncomfortable office chair for a healthier alternative. Exercise balls can improve posture, help alleviate lower back and sciatic pain, and provide a mild workout. And, they're just plain fun! When you're ready to move beyond just sitting, there are a multitude of ball exercises out there.

Day 68: Stomach isometrics

In this exercise, the muscles in your stomach contract in the same way as they do during a sit-up. You should feel them move in as you tighten them and release to an expanded position when you relax. This exercise can be done anywhere.

Day 60: Tax Book Ab Twist

Fitness expert Cindy Whitmarsh, who has been sharing tips and exercises with us this spring, has designed some exercises specifically for tax accountants. Today's exercise requires a heavy tax book!

Day 58: Scissor kicks

Today's quick workplace fitness exercise helps strengthen and tone the abdominal muscles while encouraging questioning looks from anyone passing by your office.
Workplace Fitness

Day 56: Desk chair knee-bends

Every time you bend over to pick up one of those client files that are stacked in piles around your office, you can think of this exercise. Squats can tone muscles throughout your legs, abs, and lower back, and also increase flexibility.

Day 53: Waist not, want not

Here's a quick little exercise you can do in your office chair that will help tone your waist and abdominal muscles. If your chair has wheels, place the chair back against your desk or the wall so that the chair won't roll.

Day 36: Ab, chair knee tucks

Here's a new exercise from fitness guru Cindy Whitmarsh. In this exercise, you not only can work on sculpting your abs, but you can wake up your body!

Day 31: This-work-is-a-pain-in-the-abs stretch

Strengthen your abs while sitting right at your desk! What could be more fun that that? Both of these exercises can be done at your desk and should only require a total of about two minutes.

Day 19: Invisible chair: Ab, back, and thigh toner

According to author Shirley Archer in "Fitness 9 to 5", "Spending a few extra minutes each day in your invisible chair tones up your abs, back, and thighs. Building more muscle mass boosts your metabolism for more calorie burn even while you sleep!"

Day 17: Chair sit-ups

Today's exercise was sent to us from fitness expert Cindy Whitmarsh, an author, television personality, studio instructor, and nutrition and fitness consultant to athletes.