This my favorite total-body move because it does a great job toning your shoulder and abs—two trouble spots for most people, but especially women, says Andrea Metcalf, a healthy lifestyle expert and author of Naked Fitness: The Proven 28 Day Weight Loss Program for a Slimmer, Fitter, Pain-Free Body.
How to do it: Start in a plank position. Reach your right hand forward and hold for 1 count. Lower your right hand and rotate into a side plank. Try lifting your top leg for a bigger core challenge [as shown]. Think slow, controlled movements instead of quick repetitions, and do as many as you can for 1 minute (aim for 18-22 reps).