Sunday, December 28, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 


Celebrity Trainer Kira Stokes Shows Off Easy Workout Moves

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Celebrity Trainer Kira Stokes Shows Off Easy Workout Moves
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

out of 10

Free Video Views Remaining

To get you to the stories you care about, we are offering everyone 10 video views per month.

Access to our video is always free for Time Warner Cable video customers who login with their TWC ID.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

Don't have time to hit the gym? Don't worry. NY1’s Healthy Living report looks at some easy exercises to do an time, anywhere. Jill Urban filed the following report.

Going for a little get away? Well if you don’t want to get away from your workout routine, celebrity trainer Kira Stokes says you don’t need a gym or equipment to change up your routine or your body.

NY1 caught up with her at Reebok Sports Club where she showed us some hardcore exercises that can help you get a hardcore and a rockin’ bod.

First is the “walking reach lunge dead lift.” This is a killer combo the glutes and thighs.

"What you are going to do is step forward with your right foot, 90 degree angles in both legs here. Reaching in front of your foot, hold for two seconds so you really feel the butt cheek engaged. Push from the right heel. Squeeze that cheek, stand tall. And then hinge forward into a one legged dead lift and touch the floor. Pull up and squeeze that butt check like crazy," Stokes said.

Continue alternating sides for 60 seconds.

For the inner thigh, core and glutes, try the around the world lateral lunge. For this you can use a weight, a water bottle or even soup can. Lunge to the side, bring the weight by your hip and sweep it around the body to reach overhead while lifting your leg and then bring it back down. Do this 15 times on each side.

The X factor marks the spot for you abs. Start by making an x with your Body, weight in hand. As you exhale, reach the weight towards across to the opposite shin, then release back down. Do 15 on each side.

Now, if you want to look toned in a tank top, "tricep toner" does the trick.

"You are going to lay on your stomach, very light weight or 2.5-pound dumbbells in your hands. You are going to squeeze your butt, lift your chest off the floor and lift your straight arms up and tap the floor 15 times. And then hold the weight up and press in against your body 15 times," Stokes said.

And last – “plank up-down.” This will work your arms and get your heart rate going.

"Take your right elbow to the floor, left elbow, right hand, left hand. Right knee into your chest, five mountain climbers, left elbow to the floor, right elbow, left hand, right hand," Stokes said.

Keep it going for 60 seconds. So no matter where you are, if you are looking for a total body workout that packs some punch, these moves will certainly knock you out. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP