Little Moves That Tone You Everywhere

Fitness, meet multitasking.

Little Moves That Tone You Everywhere

When you barely have three minutes to brush your teeth, it's hard to block out time for exercise. That's why strength-training expert Holly Perkins is giving you ways to squeeze fitness in while you're busy doing something else. The coolest part? You'll still get results.

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Brushing Teeth + Leg Lift

Get pearly whites and sexy legs at the same time. The bathroom turns out to be the perfect private gym — no one to nag you there.

1. Stand with feet less than shoulder-width apart. Place your left hand on your hip.

2. Lift your left leg to the side until it's 2 feet off the ground. Repeat 10 times, then switch sides.

Grocery Bags + Biceps Curl

There could be as much as 5, 10, or even 15 pounds in each bag, so just a few reps helps firm up arm jiggle.

1. Hold a grocery bag in each hand with your elbows by your sides and your palms facing up.

2. Bend your elbows to slowly lift the bags up toward your shoulders, as shown. Repeat 10 times.

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Blow-Dry + Plié

This move works your butt and legs. You're already getting your hair sleek and gorgeous. Why not do the same for your lower body?

1. Stand up straight with your heels together and your toes pointed diagonally out to the sides.

2. Bend your knees and drop your butt about 3 inches, or until your legs form a diamond shape. Rise back up.

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3. Lift your heels so you're standing on your tiptoes. Return to start and repeat 10 times.

TV Break + Bridge

If the only thing you have the energy to do is plop onto the floor and watch a show (possibly several), you're in the perfect position to try this move — it works your butt, hamstrings, and belly.

1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat.

2. Without moving your feet, lift your hips toward the ceiling until your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Lower to start. Repeat 10 times.

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Phone Call + Tree Pose

The little secret about balancing poses? They're an excellent lower-body move because they force you to use your butt and leg muscles for stability. This one also engages your arms.

1. While standing, lift your right leg until your foot is resting on your inner left thigh, with your knee bent (it's fine to place your foot below your knee).

2. Extend your right arm straight out to the side. Hold for 10 seconds, then repeat on the left side.

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Couch Time + Push-Up

The opposite of being a couch potato: doing a move that tones your arms, shoulders, back, and belly.

1. Place your hands near the edge of a couch, and walk your feet back so you're in push-up position. Your body should form a straight line from your heels to your head.

2. Bend your arms and slowly lower down, bringing your upper body as close to the couch as possible without moving your feet. Pause, then straighten your arms. Repeat 10 times.

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