Take it PoolsidePublished on July 5, 2018

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  • Photo by: Mark Holleron


  • Photo by: Mark Holleron


  • Photo by: Mark Holleron


  • Photo by: Mark Holleron


  • Photo by: Mark Holleron


  • Photo by: Mark Holleron

I love the heat of the summer and spending it poolside! Whether you need to be an arms length from the kids playing in the pool or looking to do a few laps yourself, there are tons of ways to make the most of your environment and check off the workout for the day.

Target a variety of muscle groups:

Single Leg Pistol Squat progression using your outdoor patio furniture: With one leg extended in front and arms out, stand-up and sit back down unassisted. Repeat 8–10 times on each leg.

Work the abs holding on to the edge of the pool (or furniture). Bring legs into a tuck position and then straighten them out. You can also change the direction alternating legs up and down or in and out.

Forget the stairs or the ladder and get in and out of the pool doing a push up. Bring the body outside of the pool and lower back down. Turn around and do the same thing with a tricep dip.


Lianne Laing

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