Ready, Set, Shapeover!
Go from frumpy to fit in 5 fast weeks with our best-ever walking-and-toning workout. Your new secret weapon: suspension straps!
Showing up for your sweat sessions but not seeing results?
Your equipment might need an upgrade. Enter: suspension straps, the one-piece-does-it-all Swiss Army knife of fitness gear. Loved by personal trainers, these versatile nylon straps hook to any stable anchor—your bedroom door or a sturdy tree branch—and allow you to use your own body weight as resistance. They require minimal space, weigh only about 2 pounds, and can be stashed in a drawer between uses. You can even tuck them into a suitcase for on-the-road workouts. They're also fun to use, and you can control how challenging each move is. Bonus: Because strap moves require balance, they engage your core muscles, flattening your belly fast.
Look up our Slim + Sculpt Straps routine, created by Prevention contributing editor and personal trainer Chris Freytag, it promises to slim you from head to toe in only 20 minutes a day, 3 times a week! To melt fat faster, also squeeze in three or four quickie Cardio Walks each week and follow a 1,600-calorie diet. After 5 weeks, the numbers on the scale plummeted. The women's average weight loss was more than 8 pounds, and one tester even dropped a whopping 18.6 pounds—for some women, that's three whole sizes—as well as 10 inches total off her waist, hips, and thighs!
Thank you prevention magazine for more tips for our everyday challenges!