Goddess Workouts for Every Body Type
Real Women: Your Body TypeCaught on the Street: How 4 Women Describe Their Shape
Every woman's body is different. How would you describe yours?Bianca Giudice, New York City
"I'm like the planet Saturn -- there's a big ring around my middle!"Laura Michel, Chicago
"I'm like one of those Firecracker Popsicles --I get gradually larger down below!"Chetana Gourda, Hoboken, New Jersey
"I'm like a bamboo plant --I've got bumps in my front and back."Alphria Ayhali, Brooklyn
"My body is skinny all over, like one of those pool noodles."Shape Your Best Workout
Getting leaner and healthier, no matter what nickname you give your body shape, means figuring out where you store fat and how quickly you build muscle, explains Kimberly Spreen, fitness director for Life Time Fitness health clubs in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. To use her plan, based on four basic body types, find your shape on the next page. Do the six base moves, plus two additional customized exercises, then follow the weekly plan designed just for your shape. Do the given number of sets and reps along with the recommended cardio program. In just four weeks, you'll start to lose flab and build definition where you need to most.
First, find the Goddess Type to match your shape and workout goals.
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