Get a Red-Carpet Body: The Oscars Workout
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Get a Red-Carpet Body: The Oscars Workout

Burn mega-calories on Oscar night with this fun exercise routine designed to help you tone like an A-lister while watching your favorite stars on TV.

The stars! The dresses! The awards show is exciting...for the first hour, maybe. Stay tuned by using the live broadcast to get toned with this fun workout plan. With 24 statuettes being handed out, you could burn up to 450 calories. Now who's the winner?

On Oscar night, follow this fun workout plan, developed by Bethany Lyons, Group Fitness Manager at Crunch in New York City and star of Yoga Body Sculpt:

Every time someone thanks his or her mom you do...

Fast Feet
Run in place, moving feet quickly, for 10 seconds. Then jog in place with knees high for 10 seconds. Repeat series 3 times.

Every time the camera cuts to a celebrity who's not amused by the host's joke you do...

Triceps Dips
Sit on the edge of a chair with hands beside hips, with legs slightly extended and feet together on floor; slide butt off seat. Bend elbows, lowering butt toward floor; straighten arms. Do 10 reps.

Every time the orchestra cuts off a verbose speaker you do...

High Plank
Get into push-up position (hands under shoulders, back straight, legs extended and abs engaged) and hold for 1 minute.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2009.