Workout at home
Courtesy Amanda Kloots amandakloots.com Celebrity trainers Amanda Kloots and Tal Cohen know a thing or two about staying in shape no matter where or how busy you are. When she’s not training clients at Studio B in New York City or filming workout videos, Kloots is traveling the globe for special events. Cohen picked up his stay-in-shape-anywhere skills when he served as a combat soldier in the Israeli army. Here the two personal and group fitness trainers show us how to use everyday household items to sneak in a full-body workout when you can’t make it to the gym. That can help keep you healthy during this nasty flu season in at least two ways—avoiding germy places (the gym is a hotbed) and boosting your immunity with exercise. Check out these tips from doctors for avoiding colds and flu.
Overhead towel squat
Courtesy Amanda Kloots amandakloots.com “Overhead squats not only build all-over-body strength, but they promote stability and mobility, while the towel works to keep your shoulders aligned,” says Cohen. Start standing with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and hands gripping a rolled-up towel overhead. Your hands should be wider apart than your shoulders. Squat down as low as you can without your knees going out past your toes. Return to standing position. Repeat for 30 seconds. Get more out of this exercise by following these squat tips.