Master perfect form to stay safe through your fitness journey.

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Building a strong foundation as you ease back into fitness is one of the most important parts of starting a workout routine-aside from showing up! In this video, you'll learn how to perform basic functional fitness movements including, squats, lunges, triceps dips, and press-ups from U.K.-based trainers Jenny Pacey and Wayne Gordon. By learning how to perform these exercises with the correct technique, you increase the effectiveness of your workouts and limit any risk of injury as you increase the intensity of your workouts. Enjoy the process of reconnecting with your body as you kick-start your fitness journey-and watch your body transform.

How it works: Follow along with Pacey and Gordon in the video. You'll complete the warm-up, then do each of the following exercises for 60 seconds each. Don't forget to cool down with the final stretches at the end of the workout.

1. Air squat

2. Triceps dip

3. Plank

4. Reverse lunge

5. Kneeling press-up

6. Dead beetle crunch

7. Hip bridge

8. Kneeling shoulder tap

9. Bird-dog

10. Upper-body hyperextension

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