Pick A New Workout To Try For National Fitness Month

Denise Austin
by Denise Austin | 
May is National Fitness Month, which means it's the perfect time to jumpstart your fitness routine! Whether that means starting at day one or taking your current routine up a notch - I'm here to help YOU!! I've been in the fitness industry for over 40 years and will continue as long as I can because I get so much joy out of helping others live a healthy lifestyle! In fact, my app is all you need to live healthy and fit. You will get hundreds of workouts, recipes, motivating fitness challenges and be part of a like-minded community. Start a free trial today and see what it's all about!!

In honor of National Fitness Month, I want you to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new!! You might just fall in love with a new style of workout. Or at the very least have fun trying! See 3 different workouts below, give one of them a try with me today! 

Pilates is a great workout for any fitness level. It's low impact and is great for increasing your strength (especially in your core!), muscle tone flexibility. Give this 10-Minute Pilates workout a try!

Quick cardio is great!! This routine is only 5 minutes, but will get your heart rate up and increase your energy levels!

Strength training is so important, especially as we age, but it doesn't have to be difficult or take a lot of equipment. This 5-Minute Lower Body Sculpt will tone and strengthen your lower half to make it your better half!

If you love these workouts, consider downloading my app, and start your free trial today!! There are over 400 workouts (and counting!) similar to these. With so many workouts, there is something for everyone. Choose what works for YOU and just keep moving, not just this month but all year long. Consistency is what matters the most when it comes to living a fit and healthy lifestyle. You can do this, and you ARE worth it!! 

Let's live FIT, HAPPY and HEALTHY - together!!


Trim & Tone: Pilates Transcript:
Welcome to your 10 minutes Pilates workout all to strengthen our core. Let's begin lying on your side. Lift your hips. Nice and tall. Pull up and in we're gonna first bring the leg in front and bring it behind that's. But tighten up through the core muscles, the center of your body. That's right. Your core, Pilate's works on the center. So think about pulling in your abs, doing the best you can lengthen the legs. Point your toes feel it through the entire body. That's it. Hold the stretch. Good, breathe. Last one, breathe move forward and relax. And now slowly bring the heel towards you. Lift the inner thighs. That's it. Tone and tighten through out the body, beautiful, just think about good posture, breathe, inhale, and exhale. That's it. Inhale and exhale. Great, trim and slim the legs. Lengthen through the legs. Great. Two more. Last one. Beautiful and come all the way up.

Hold it up up up. Hold, lift. That's it. And now circle the leg all the way around little circles lengthen through the chest. That's it. And reverse the circle. Little, little circles. That's it. Balance. Pull your abdominals in. That's it. Hold it and release come all the way up and over. Stretch it out. That's it feel the length through the spine and relax. And let's go to the other side. When you lie there, make sure your abs are pulled up and in and let's bring your leg forward. Stretch it back. Beautiful leg swing, lift, and squeeze through the buttocks. Lengthen your legs. Great for your thighs. Beautiful. That's it. Strengthen and lengthen at the same time, tone and trim and stretch. Great. That's it. We got two more, really feel the toes reaching. So your leg is lengthening. Last one. Great and hold. 

And now slowly bring your leg in front and work the inner thigh that's it really reach your inner thigh. Really tighten up through your inner thighs. Great for the lower abdominals. That's it. Do the best you can breathe. Inhale and exhale. That's it. You're doing great, smile. We're gonna really feel good. That's it. 10 minute Pilates. Last one. That's it. And come all the way up. Hold the length right here. Lengthen the body. That's it beautiful. And bring your leg out and let's do little baby circles. Circle like a little pencil length in that leg. Make it longer. That's beautiful, and reverse little circles, leg circles. That's it. Great. Hold it there. Hold it. Lift and stretch. Great. And now slowly come all the way down from your back and roll one vertebra time. Take your time. Use your abdominals. Let's begin the hundred. Your knees come straight forward and press, press and breathe. Breathe, breathe. Tighten up that tummy. The abdominals, your center of your body. That's it great. The abs are nice and flat right here, press the small the back into the mat. Great. You got it. Two more last one and try to lengthen your legs now, can you can lengthen the legs. Hold it. Just hold it right there. Just lengthen the legs and bring your knee to the chest and single leg stretch and switch and switch. Beautiful, breathe.

Breathing's important now exhale. So you feel your abs pulled down when you exhale, like you're deflating the balloon. God, you got it. That's it. We got two more. Last one and relax. Pull your straight legs forward. And now in between your legs, I want you to reach, reach it beautiful. Are your legs strong and straight, work the quadriceps, and reach in between. You got this, beautiful. You have two more, breathe, for the lower part of your abdominals. Last one and release and bring your knees to your chest and roll like a ball. Just roll like a ball. Massaging your spine, working your abdominals, the center, the core.

All reaching through the abdominals. That's it. One more. Come on all the way up and let's try the teaser. Lift your legs to be, hold it up there. Hold it up there. Tighten up through the abdominals. Lift, lift, lift. Give it a try. It's worth it. Just try, try, try. Okay. And relax. And now straight legs. Straighten out your legs. Lift the chest up and switch and switch. Beautiful. Use your abdominals. That's it. You're doing great. Breathe. That's it. You got that two more. Last one. Beautiful and relax. Relax your neck and just reach your knees to each side legs apart and shift your hips. That's it. Just shift the hips. Good work. Loosen up through the spine through your hips. You got that, good. Two more. Stretch it out. Last one. And now slowly roll up and let's go in and out side to side.

High Energy Cardio Transcript:

Let's go. Low impact, but high energy. Starting off with a great step. Touch. Always think about good posture when you're doing these moves. That's it. Back is strong and straight. And just move your legs side to side. How low can you go? The lower the better because you know why it burns. Extra fat. That's it. Good. Do I get uh, down there? Easy on the body. We're not jumping, we're not jarring. We're just moving side to side. Always keep moving that nonstop aerobics. That's right. Bad. A little bit of an arms. Now what we're gonna do is do a bicep curl to the side. That's it. So working all the major muscle groups all at once. That's what keeps it low impact. Keeps that metabolism. Breath up, keep it going, getting that heart rate up. That's it. Great side to side. Really feel it. That's it.

Good. You got it? Keep moving. You're gonna burn fat. Yes. Smile or burn? Butter . Two more. Last one. Okay, now I want you to add a little heel lift. Just a nice little heel lift. That's it. Heel to the buttock. Now I want you to add some different direction up and down. That's good. You got it. Beautiful. And now let's do some arm presses. Just press it out. Good heel to the buttock. Come on. Get that back of the leg. Going and down and up. Wonderful. Keeping it all low impact. Easy on your joints. Great. We got two more, but you have to move those arms. The more muscles you use, the more calorie you burn. That's it. Last one. Okay. Take a breather inside. Deeper and exhale out. Good. Inhale and exhale. Good. All right. Now let's push it forward. Here you go.
Kick it out and down. Kick it out and down. Levels really help your more time. Lift up and go down. Lift up and go down. That's it. Good. The more levels you do, you'll feel it more in your heart rate will go up. That's it. Make make your workout work for you. If this is too much, just tap. Just tap. Okay, that's great. If not, pick up the pace without jumping. Good. It's all about those levels. Down and up. Last one. Okay. Side to side. We go to the other side. Inhale and exhale. Great. Let's step it out. Step it back. That's it. Step it forward and back. You got it. Doing good. Just do what you can in your house. That's what I do. I love working out my home. It's right there in the privacy of my house. And we can work out.
Yes, we can. Good. All you need is about four feet of space. Yes. Lift high. Get down. Lift up and down. Good. Two more. Last one. Okay. Take a breather. Inhale and exhale. And now what I want you to do is just a little chacha. That's it. And then we're gonna add a cha say with it. There you go. So chacha forward. That's it. Good. Now if you want, you're gonna add a little arms. That's it. Cares the arms. Beautiful. Feel as though you're a dancer. Just give yourself some grace. Do what you can. That's it. Good. Lift and press. Use your arms present. Gorgeous. Feel the whole body reaching. Last one. Good. And inhales to the side like a grapevine. Inhale and exhale. Great. And inhale. And exhale. Beautiful. I love the grapevine. I do it all the time. I love it. Keeps you moving and it feels so graceful.
That's a good inhale. And exhale. Now let's go around the sun. Up and over. Up and over. Good. Lift up. Higher. Good. Reach all the way. Like a sunrise. All the way up. Good. That's it. Two more. Last one. Okay. Take a breather. Inhale and exhale out. Just kick it out now. Just kick it out. Little kicks for the waistline. That's it. Good. Inhale and exhale. And there you did a fabulous low impact, high energy workout. Thanks for working out with me. Woo. If you love this workout, I have so much [email protected]. Try my free trial that you get to do all kinds of different workouts and recipes, eating plans. You will love it. All you have to do is visit DeniseAustin.com. Sign up for your free trial now.

Lower Body Sculpt Transcript:

Welcome to your five minute lower body workout. If you would like to have a full 10 minute total body workout, go check me out at deniseaustins.com. Let's tone and tighten up the lower body and if you have some weights, go ahead and grab them. You will need them. The first exercise is with just one weight. Now we're gonna take a squat down and come back up. A squat and come up. That's it. Sit way back there. Notice my hips are going way back and lift back up. And as you come up, squeeze your bottom. Tighten up that tushy, firm and lift your bottom half and make it your better half. That's it. Lift. We got two more. Last one. Great. And switch your arms down and lift up. That's great. Thinking about good posture, sit back. Notice my weight is in the back of my heels. That's it. Great. This is a full body workout. You work your arms but also target toning the lower half. Great sculpt your legs, your hips, your thighs. That's it. Last one. 

Alright, now let's take it forward, lunge it forward and push away. Lunge it forward. Push away. We're now target toning the quadriceps, the front of your thighs. That's it. Just push away. Feel as though your back is nice and straight. And your tummy's in. Think good posture. And then push away. That's it. Great for your thighs. Excellent. Reshape those thighs. Last one. Okay, now let's launch to the side. Thinking about good posture too. Think about sitting back way back there. There you go. Sit way back there. Shift your hips so you're further behind. That's it. Good. Working the inner and outer thighs right now. Excellent way to really shape and sculpt your legs. That's it. Last one on this side. Great. Let's switch legs. Take it down and pull up. Down. And really feel it through the tummy too. You got this. This is now firming on the inside of your legs. Great. Also, it really shapes that back half. Sit way back there. Sit down, push away. Excellent. Two more. You got it. Last one. Okay, let's grab both weights and let's begin little baby squats. We're going to take it down and squeeze the tushy. Stay on this one leg. That's it. Thinking about good posture, push away. Good. This is now target tone in the back of your thighs. No more jiggles. That's it, tone it. Tighten up those legs. Good. No more of those saddle bags. Firm it up. Last one. Good. And let's turn to the other side. And squat and squeeze. That's it. Squat. This is great. Lower body sculpt. Good. If you're just starting out, you don't need weights. That's okay. The weights just really challenge those muscles. Muscles work miracles on your metabolism. Squat and then squeeze. That's it. Last one. You got it. Great. Okay. Now it's time to really firm up those inner thighs. We're just going to shift side to side. Side to side. Great. Feel it in the inner thighs. That's excellent. Great way to really target tone your inner thighs. We got two more. Last one. Okay, now turn your toes out and we're gonna do plié. So we take it down and pull in. Great. Take it down and pull in. Now we're reshaping and sculpting the entire thigh area. And it also helps lift the bottom, the tushy, your buns. Look great from behind. Good. Take it down and really squeeze through the tummy and squeeze through the inner thighs. Squeeze last one and down. We hold it. Stay down there. Come on. Really feel in the inner thighs. Now pick up one heel. Do you feel it extra? Great. And to the other side. Lift that heel up. Get down. Feel it, stretch it. Good. Last one. Okay. And just take nice deep breaths in. Inhale and exhale. Good. Take it down and relax. A little full body thigh workout here. Good. We got one more last one. Deadlift. And come on. Beautiful. Thanks for working out with me. Woo. If you love this workout, I have so much more at deniseaustin.com. Try my free trial that you get to do all kinds of different workouts and recipes. Eating plans. You will love it. All you have to do is visit deniseaustin.com. Sign up for your free trial now.