Mary Jo Dieckhaus

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This 5-Minute Workout Video Will Make You Burn Calories Like Crazy

Quick cardio = very possibly the best cardio<p>Tired of slogging away on the treadmill for 40, 50, 60 minutes at a time? The cardio workout in the video below—led by <i>Women's Health</i> fitness director Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>—requires no equipment and hardly any space. …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …

Follow Along with This Workout Video to Sculpt Your Core in Just 5 Minutes

Just five? Just five.<p>Grab a dumbbell, ladies, and get ready to seriously work your core. This five-minute workout consists of five moves. For each one, you'll do as many reps as you can in 50 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds before moving on to the next one. Just follow along with the video below, …

Workouts

9 Delicious Dressings That Make Anything Taste Awesome

It's all about the dressing. These homemade salad dressings are so delicious, you'll want to eat them with a spoon.<p><b>1. Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing</b><p>Cool, creamy, tangy and garlicky, this homemade ranch dressing tastes so much better than the mass-produced bottled stuff in grocery stores. Try it …

Healthy Eating

Take the #Gimme5Challenge to Strengthen Your Body with Just Five Basic Moves

Let's break down the basics. And they're simple enough: This is a 91-day challenge that involves only five strength-training exercises. Yep, five.<p>What's the trick, you ask? There isn't one! See, with just five moves, you can experience strength that you didn't know you had. Five moves are all it …

12 Workouts You Can Do in Only 5 Minutes (Yep, 5!)

Fewer excuses, more sweat<p>Spending an hour at the gym can be a great way to get blissed-out before heading to the office or to unwind after a long day. But sometimes (read: often) you don't have an hour to spare. That's why the 12 workout videos in our playlist below, led by <i>Women's Health</i> fitness …

6 Exercises for Getting Fit and Sexy Fast

These moves are body-sculpting—and fun!<p>Want to bust a move? Anna Kaiser, owner of AKT In Motion, designed a total-body circuit that'll get your heart pumping—and maybe even make you want to shake your groove thing. All of the exercises in the video below are dance-like and will help you boost your …

Equipment-Free Total-Body Workout

Ready to go? Follow along with <i>Women's Health</i> fitness director Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>:<p><b>Here are the moves you'll be doing:</b><br>1. Lateral Lunges<br>2. Pushups<br>3. Switch Lunges<br>4. Body Walks<br>5. Side Hurdles<p>Want more five-minute workouts? Try out these time-savers:

Fitness

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

Exercise 1 Half-kneeling diagonal chops<p>Come down on your right knee (like you're going to propose), holding a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell with both hands to the outside of your right hip <b>(A)</b>. In one fluid motion, raise the dumbbell across your body and up to the ceiling, just past the outside of your …

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Exercise 1 Jump Rope<p>Grab the handles of a jump rope with each hand and jump rope for 30 seconds; rest for 30 seconds then continue to the next exercise.<p>Exercise 2 Close-Stance Bodyweight Squats<p>Stand as tall as you can with your feet spread shoulder-width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by …