If you want to get in better shape, then go ahead and try these moves on for size:
Squats: Start out standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, toes facing forward and hands gently cupping the sides of your head or up towards your shoulder area. Now, with your weight on your heels, slowly bend your knees and push your hips back and lower into a squat. Push your chest out slightly to offset the load on your heels. When your knees reach 90 degrees—and keeping them behind your toes—push back up with your heels to the starting position. Perform 10 to 12 reps.
Planks: For this one, lie face down with your legs extended and elbows bent directly underneath your shoulders and your hands clasped. Keep your feet hip-width apart and your elbows shoulder-width apart. Next, contract your abs and then tuck your toes to lift your body, while your forearms remain on the ground—with your body being in a straight line from your head to your heels. Hold this position for 60 seconds, or as long as you are able. Repeat 5 or 6 times.
Mountain Climbing: You don’t have to be near a mountain to perform this one. Simply get into a push-up position with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders. Next, walk your feet forward, staggering them so that your right knee is bent under your chest and your left foot is directly behind you with your knee bent slightly. Then, by pushing powerfully with your legs, switch your foot positions—by bringing the left knee in and extending your right leg. Continue alternating legs—climbing that mountain—for at least one minute.
Toe-Touching Kicks: To perform this move, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands reaching overhead with your fingers intertwined. Perform a high forward kick with your right leg, bringing your hands down to meet up with your toes. Repeat this move with your left leg. Continue alternating these kicks with each leg for a total of one minute.
By performing these moves several times a week, you could be shaped up in no time!
In order to avoid risk of injury, please seek advice directly from your physician, especially if you have existing medical issues, before beginning any exercise or nutritional program. Also, be sure to stretch after exercise to avoid muscle and joint tightness.