Get Ready for Your Summer Beach Body

As the temps start to rise, the layers of winter clothes start to come off and before you know's swimsuit season. For a lot of people now is the time they start to panic about the pounds they may have but on while hibernating for the long cold winter. It's not too late to get your body in shape for summer, if you follow my simple tips.

1. Be Realistic about weight Loss - Don't expect to lose more than 1.5 to 2 lbs a week. This is a reasonable and attainable number that you can achieve safely. Expecting to lose more than that and you will set yourself up for failure.

2. Ignore the scale - Keep in mind the scale may go up and down due to water weight fluctuations. I advise my clients to ignore the scale, it's a liar. Rely more on how your clothes are fitting or how you look in the mirror. The best way to measure your progress is to have your trainer do total body measurements. Total body measurements will accurately track your progress in regards to body fat loss and lean muscle gains, not just weight loss.

3. Build From The Core Out - A strong core will prevent injury, muscle imbalance as well as improve your posture. Some simple core building exercises are: Plank variations, butterfly sit-