Fitness

Glide your way to toned

January 14, 2014

If I’m right, the area’s women tend to be most concerned about are the abs, legs and butt. Am I right?

Of course there are other area’s we all want to be perfectly toned and slim, like our arms, backs and etc, but the three mentioned above are what I always hear women complain about. How can I tone my legs? How can I tone my abs? How can I look like a Victoria Secret model? How can I tone up fast? All valid questions. I have quite a petite frame and although I have never been fat (although I was definitely overweight as a middle schooler), I have always been on the lookout on how to shed some extra body fat, and tone up those problem area’s. I mean come on, apart from Victoria Secret models, who doesn’t want to lose a little fat and tone up a little?

Glide your way to toned

Glide your way to toned workout

Although a number of factors come into play when shedding body fat and toning up, I am going to talk about an awesome, little, and portable piece of equipment that has given me a whole range of new exercises to do, and has really helped tone up my stomach. I am still on my fitness journey and am nowhere near my ideal body yet, but man oh man, I am so happy to have discovered this baby!

Glide your way to toned workout

Ta-da, super sliders! Super sliders, commonly known as furniture sliders, are what they say they are. They literally help you slide around heavy objects, like furniture … and human bodies! You guys probably think I am nuts and are wondering how on earth I use furniture sliders to tone my abs, legs and booty. I will explain that in a moment, along with a few exercise demonstrations right after I explain how I discovered them.

I first came across the concept of using sliders when I heard about Valslides, which are the creation of celebrity fitness trainer Valerie Waters. I thought they were a great concept, and a new and fun way to really push your routine that extra mile and challenge your muscles in a new and different way. However, as awesome as Valslides are, they are not cheap. They are around $30 dollars for a set and frankly, I was not willing to pay that much for something that seemed like quite a simple product. I did some intensive Google searching and came across a forum which recommended Super Sliders as a substitute for Valslides. They were only $10 from Lowes so I decided to buy them because even if they didn’t work out, $10 won’t break the bank. Let me just say that I am SO happy I did. Not only did they look exactly like Valslides, I actually got 2 pairs instead of 1 πŸ™‚ Now they’re a regular part of my workout routines and have been a fun and quite difficult little addition.

The following are my favourite slider moves. Let me know how they work out for you guys, and if you want more moves or even a whole workout utilizing them, then please let me know. For any followers who are located outside of the U.S wanting a super slider, I would be happy to send them to you. If so, please leave your email address below so I can contact you about it.

Honestly yours,
Alice

P.S. If any of you have any advice or experience with video editing, I would love to hear how I can make my video’s better! I am hoping that the more I make, the better I will get, so please bear that in mind when watching the above video πŸ™‚

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  • Tera Fruth-Michael October 21, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Hi Alice! I just watched your lil video of the super sliders! AWSOME!!!! Great job at it, one thing you might want to tell ppl is what areas they will be working on. People like to know what muscles are being used and also what areas might be sore lol πŸ™‚
    Great idea with the sliders. I am going to go get some asap and try your moves so if you have any more ideas for them send em my way!! I too am into health and fitness. I love your blog, it’s great and I plan on getting as many ppl as possible to follow it!
    Also if you have any ideas, non-typical exercises for abs please let me know, still trying to loose the baby weight from Jagger! Thanks again and take care!!!
    Much Love, Tera

    • Honestly Fitness October 21, 2014 at 9:50 am

      Hi Tera!

      Thanks so much for watching the video, and I am happy you liked it! It is so amateur haha, so hopefully my video skills will improve over the years.
      This is all really great feedback, and I really appreciate it. I always try and ask to see how I can make the blog better and don’t usually receive many responses. By non-typical exercises, do you mean moves that you can do standing up? Would love some more clarification on that so I can try and help!

      Thanks again for the feedback and kind words πŸ™‚
      Alice xx