Tone your tummy with these two classic pilates moves, and you’ll be ready to rock any crop top you like.
Crop tops are still trending, and available in all sorts of cute designs. If you’re thinking of wearing them, don’t let your tummy insecurities stop you.
Work on whittling your middle, and firming up the flabby parts by doing certain core-sculpting exercises.
Claudel Kuek, founder and CEO of Powermoves Pilates In The Park, shares her two best moves to snag a leaner, tighter core. “Do them three times a week for one month and you’ll start seeing results.”
Workout photos: Darren Chang
1. PILATES HUNDRED
Lie back with arms by sides, legs bent in table-top position.
Breathe in deeply to draw tummy in and lift shoulder blades off mat, bringing chin to chest. In this position, pulse arms up and down for 100 counts (inhaling for five counts, exhaling for five counts).
2. CRISS CROSS
Lie back with knees bent, fingers laced behind head.
Lift shoulder blades off mat, exhale as you twist right shoulder toward left knee and extend right leg. Inhale, pause and then exhale while twisting to other side. Do 15 reps on each side.