Figure Eights

You'll need a 3-foot-long scarf and a chair. This warms up your core (ab muscles that run down your side) and tones your obliques. Do 8 to 10 reps on each side.

Figure-Eights. You'll need a 3-foot long scarf or towel and a chair. Sit tall in your chair. Place your right hand on the seat behind you. Hold on one end of the scarf in your left hand. Lean forward and with your left hand, make a figure-eight over your head and down your left side. Whip the scarf energetically as far as you can in each direction. You'll repeat this movement 8 to 10 times. Figure-eights are great for loosening up your core and working your obliques which are the abdominal muscles that run down your side. You'll do 8 to 10 reps and then switch sides, holding the scarf in your right hand and doing 8 to 10 reps.