/ January 1970

Glamour – Health & Body Book

Try It At Home! Hollywood’s Hottest Workout

YOU KNOW A CLASS IS A HIT — and has some verrry happy clients—when it’s rumored to have a three-day waiting list. That’s the case with CARDIO BARRE®, which mixes muscle-lengthening ballet moves and fat-burning sculpting exercises. Stars like Carnie Wilson, Jennie Garth and Tiffani Thiessen are fans of the high-energy workout and the fast results it promises. Los Angeles trainer and CARDIO BARRE® creator Richard Giorla gave Glamour an exclusive version you can do at our kitchen counter instead of at a ballet barre—and hey, no insane waiting list! – Samantha Dunn

What it tones: your abs. How to do it: Stand facing counter and rest right hand on it. Bend left arm and raise fist above eye level. Tighten abs and lift left knee as you lower left elbow slightly as shown (keep back straight); lower leg. Do 50 times. Switch sides and repeat.

What it tones: your thighs and butt. How to do it: Stand several feet from counter, lean on it an cross arms. legs left foot and left a few feet off the floor as shown; lower. Do 25 times. Now lift leg as high as you can 25 times. Repeat with right leg.

What it tones: your chest, arms, shoulders, and upper back. How to do it: Place hands on counter more than shoulder-width apart, walk feet out three or four feet, and lift onto toes. Bend elbows and lower chest toward counter; press up. Do 25 times. Now place hands shoulder-width apart and do another 25 push-ups.

What it tones: your calves, thighs and butt. How to do it: Stand with counter to your right, feet more than shoulder-width apart and turned out. Place right hand on counter, slowly bend knees and squat as shown; rise up. Do 25 times. now squat, hold and lift onto toes 25 times.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED: A countertop to help you keep your balance and some upbeat tunes to keep you going. WHAT TO DO: This routine three or four times a week For each exercise, keep your stomach in, chest lifted and spine straight.. WHAT YOU’LL GET: Leaner legs, a tighter butt, toned arms and elegant posture. You’ll notice a difference in as little as two weeks, says trainer Giorla.

“I am not kidding, I’ve actually seen my butt rise as a result of this workout,” says singer Carnie Wilson.