Water Works!

yoga headstandstandup PaddleboardingplankPLANK POSE

warrior 1WARRIOR 1

warrior 3

WARRIOR 2

headstand

HEADSTAND

BACKBEND

BACKBEND

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LOCATION: Round Hill Hotel and Villas- Montego Bay, Jamaica
Bikini & Rashguard: c/o BCBG Generation

Get ready to bring out the bikinis, girls! It’s Workout Wednesday and summer is getting closer by the minute, even though NYC is freezing and rainy right now–YUCK! So, I wanted to share my Standup Paddleboard yoga workout with you from my trip to Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Jamaica last week. I took full advantage of their water sports in order to stay on track with my workout schedule. Sometimes when traveling, it’s fun to mix up your fitness routine and try new activities and adventures. And, a sweat-sesh in the water is always a plus, especially on vacation!

Standup Paddleboarding (SUP’ing) is a great workout even without adding yoga poses because it engages your abs, arms, core and legs to tone the entire body. But of course, I like to challenge myself and decided to incorporate some balancing acts on the board too!

Doing simple poses on a floating board requires tons of core and mental engagement, and works muscles double-time. I repeated each of the above yoga moves (plank pose, warrior 1, warrior 2, headstand, backbend) and some squats and push-ups to keep the flow going. But, even if you don’t do these moves in the middle of the ocean, you can try them on your  towel or on the sand to make beach trips more productive!

Keep up the good work, Sporties and just keep thinking … “bikini body”!

XOXO,
NYC

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Always at the forefront of fashion, beauty and lifestyle, Christine Bibbo Herr holds a degree in Display and Exhibit design from Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked for over a decade as a leading fashion editor for various national glossies including Health, Real Simple, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, The Knot, Shape en Espanol, Rachel Ray and more. Whether on fashion spreads, advertising campaigns, special events, runway shows or for private clients, Christine has styled for a vast range of people, celebrities and brands. Her passion for her work has taken her from inside the fashion industry to the rest of the world as an independent stylist and widely-followed, lifestyle blogger providing readers with the most current fashion, beauty, health, fitness, home and design stories plus captivating insights into modern living.

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