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7 days of fitness.

Forget turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree: With a week of workouts (courtesy of paddleboard athlete, fitness model and SUP yoga instructor Gillian Gibree), you can gift yourself a fab body!

DAY 1

MERRY SIDE PLANKS

Lie on your right side with your legs straight, propping yourself up with your right hand. Reach up with your left hand, then bring it across your chest, slightly twisting your torso. Hold for a beat, repeat 10 times on each side.

DAY 2

DASHING DOWN DOGS

Start in a downward dog, with hands and heels on the floor and hips lifted up and back. Lift up right foot, then tap right knee to right elbow. Repeat five times, then switch sides and repeat.

DAY 3

FLYING SNOWBIRD

Start on all fours in a tabletop position, keeping your back flat. Lift your right arm straight out at shoulder height while kicking your left foot back. Keep your left leg straight with your foot parallel to your hip. Keep your hips square and level. Tighten your core as you draw your left knee to your right elbow. Repeat five times, then switch sides and repeat.

DAY 4

JOLLY JUMPS

Reach down and place palms on the floor. Walk hands forward into a plank. Do a pushup, then walk hands back to feet. Jump up to starting position, then repeat five times. Repeat for 10 jumps.

DAY 5

CANDY CRUNCHES

Lie on your back, with your knees bent. Slowly bring your right elbow to your left knee and hold for a beat before returning to the start. Bring your left elbow to your right knee, then back. Continue switching sides for one minute.

DAY 6

JINGLE JUMPS

Stand with your feet together, then lunge forward with your right foot. Jump straight up, switching your legs midair like a scissor, and land in a lunge with the left leg forward. Continue for 10 jumps in a row.

DAY 7

DECK THE HALLS HANDSTAND

Find a place against the wall in your house (away from anything breakable!). Place your hands 6 to 12 inches away from the wall, and kick up until your feet touch the wall. Press up through your hands, keeping your core tight, and hold for 30 seconds. Carefully come down the same way you went up, then repeat.

For max Result do five sets Of the daily move with 30 second of rest in Between. Finish up with the cardio of your choice for 30 minutes.

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Title Annotation:health: GET FIT FAST
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Date:Dec 1, 2014
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