Be Well Workout of the Week: The 10-Move, Two-Person Challenge

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For this week’s workout, grab a friend — heck, grab a BIG group of friends — and get ready to sweat. Everything in this workout will be done with two people or, if you have more than two, two groups of people: When you’re doing an exercise, your friend rests (and cheers you on, duh), and when you rest, it’s their turn to work hard. Or you’ll be alternating exercises, so when you’re doing a wall squat, your friend is doing a plank, and then you switch. Got it? You’re going to start off switching between wall squats and planks then move on to more active bodyweight exercises. Now, get your stopwatch ready and challenge each other to work hard!
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Be Well Workout of the Week: The Countdown to Killer Muscles 

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Ready to sweat, people? For this week’s workout, you are going to do 20 reps of each exercise, then 18 of each, 16 of each, and so on, decreasing by two reps of each exercise every round until you’re down to zero. Work hard, take breaks only when you need them, and challenge yourself to get through the workout as fast as you can. But don’t let your form go downhill with your time! Happy sweating, Be Wellers.

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Be Well Workout of the Week: The 90-Second Challenge

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We call this week’s workout the 90-Second Challenge. Why? Because you have 90 seconds to complete the circuit below. Once you finish the circuit, whatever’s left of the 90 seconds is your rest. Then, once the 90 seconds are up, you’ll start the circuit again. The goal is to get through the circuit — with good form each and every time! — 10 times. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be all done with your workout — and in just 15 minutes flat! Good luck!

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How to Turn Your Pool Hang Into a Serious Sweat Session

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With temperatures in Philly rising above 90 degrees, it can be tough to hit the hot pavement for a run. On days like these, the pool can be a great alternative to get in a workout without even realizing you’re sweating.

As local trainer and pool aficionado Holly Waters says, “Water aerobics is for newcomers and for those who are experienced because everyone can give his or her own 100 percent in the water.” We chatted with this pool pro to learn how to turn your pool hangout into a sweat session with exercises ranging from running-friendly to joint-friendly and more.

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Be Well Workout of the Week: Burn Those Buns

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This week, we’re focusing on your butt. That’s right: It’s time to get your rear in gear, people. You have three rounds of exercise and, during each one, you’ll start with a few exercises that target your butt and thighs, then you’ll make your way through an upper body and abs circuit. By the time you finish, your buns will be burning in the best way. Now, who’s ready to get their squat on?

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Be Well Workout of the Week: Can You Do 100 Reps of These 5 Exercises?

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This week, we’ve got a challenge for you: You’re going to try your best to do 100 reps of five exercises: rotating push-ups, planks with alternating leg lifts, dead lifts, squats with overhead presses and double-under jump rope jumps. But don’t worry, we’ve broken the reps up into five rounds for you, so it shouldn’t be too hard. Ready to get your sweat on? Let’s go!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: The Give-Your-All HIIT Workout

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This week, let’s do some high-intensity intervals, friends! Here’s how your workout will go: For each exercise, you are going to do 20 seconds of all-out, fast-paced work followed by 10 seconds rest. You’ll do this eight times through for a total of four minutes per exercise. After you’ve completed all eight rounds, move on to the next exercise. Now, who’s ready to sweat?

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The Checkup: Calorie-Burning Cardio Workouts for the Non-Runner

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• Anyone invested in their overall fitness knows that cardio is a crucial element of any exercise regimen. I happen to be a fan of running, but not all of us are. And even if you are a die-hard runner, sometimes these ninety-degree July days just aren’t ideal for pounding it out under the sun. Looking to get your heart rate up without going for a jog? These nine circuits are short, efficient, cardio-packed calorie burners. [BuzzFeed]
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