Tips from a Reebok Trainer and Fitness Model

Last week I had the pleasure of chatting with Julie Marsland, Reebok Trainer and Fitness Model who was in town chatting about Reebok’s new line of EasyTone Apparel and footwear. The new gear had some added technologies Reebok has dubbed “ResisTone,” which uses bands built into the tops and bottoms to help tone and strengthen your muscles and encourage better posture (who doesn’t want that!). They’ve designed it in a way that’s very subtle, so it just looks like part of the design. Starting at $55 for the sleeveless shirts to $80 for the pants, you can find the apparel at Sport Chek locations across Canada.

In addition to checking out the new gear, I wanted to get some tips from Julie about getting in shape and some great exercises to tone those arms (especially if you’re planning on wearing a strapless)! Here’s what she had to say:

1. Every Little Bit Counts. Whether that’s taking the stairs instead of the escalator or going outside at lunch for a walk, anything you can do to be more active counts.

2. Invest in a Personal Trainer. If you’re a beginner and have never worked out before, working with an expert will help make you feel more confident in your abilities.

3. Keep Your Metabolism Up. When you start training more your metabolism increases, as well as your appetite. To combat potential binges, be sure to eat about every two to three hours. You never want to feel full and you never want to feel hungry.

4. Weight-train. The more muscle mass you have the faster your metabolism will be. Plus it’s great for bone density.

5. Try the Superman. And we mean the pose, which is great for your back and shoulders. As you lie on your stomach, lift your outstretched arms and legs simultaneously to create almost a u-shape with your body. It’s also great for your posture too.

6. Do Something You Love. The easiest way to incorporate physical activity into your life is by doing something you love, whether that’s running, biking or even taking dance classes with your groom.

{The back of an Easy Tone t-shirt, shows the bands which help to improve posture. $60)

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