Try This 20Minute Cardio Kickboxing Workout

first_img Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* 113 Try This 20-Minute Cardio Kickboxing Workout Work up a sweat, even when you’re strapped for time. Printcenter_img By Emily McLaughlin· 2/9/2017, 9:25 a.m. In last month’s snowed-in cardio workout, you were challenged to move to the beat of the music and groove. This month’s workout is similar. For each song, you’ll alternate between move 1 and move 2 for the duration of the track. (Check out the above video for a quick breakdown of the exercises.) Switch on and off at your own pace—just make sure you keep moving.Fire up the playlist below, then get going.Song 1: “Solo Dance,” by Martin JensenMove 1: Do four jump ropes and two jumping jacks for at least eight rounds, then switch to move 2Move 2: Do at least 16 squats before returning to move 1.Song 2: “Perm,” by Bruno MarsMove 1: Start in fighter’s stance, with your left foot forward and your fists by your cheeks. Do four rounds of one jab and one cross, followed by four rounds of a left and right uppercut.Move 2: Pulse in a sumo squat at least 16 times before repeating.Song 3: “Say Goodbye,” by Cheat CodesMove 1: Do jumping jacks to the beat. Shoot for 30 seconds before switching to move 2.Move 2: Come down to high plank position for push-ups. Work for about 30 seconds, then switch back to jacks.Song 4: “Blow Your Mind,” by Dua LipaMove 1: Roundhouse kick to the right 16 times, then to the left 16 times. Point your toes and think about making impact with your sneaker laces as you do this.Move 2: Run with high knees when the music picks up. Continue for about 30 seconds, then repeat the sequence.Song 5: “Champagne Problems,” by Nick JonasMove 1: Do at least 16 front kicks, alternating legs.Move 2: Get into your high plank position. From there, tap your right knee to your right shoulder, then your left knee to your left shoulder. Do at least 16 plank taps, and focus on keeping your hips low and stable.Song 6: “Just Hold On,” by Steve Aoki and Louis TomlinsonMove 1: Sit on the ground and set up for sit-ups. Sit up, then do two jab crosses. Repeat at least eight times, then switch to move 2.Move 2: Place your hands behind your head. Do at least 16 crunches to the beat, then go back to move 1.Song 7: “Lighthouse,” by Hearts & ColorsMove 1: Come into fighter’s stance, with your left foot forward. Jab left, cross right, and hook left. Work for about 50 seconds.Move 2: When the music picks up, scissor your feet with speed bag hands for about 30 seconds. Land with your right foot forward and go back to move 1, but this time jab right, cross left, hook right.Song 8: “Castle on the Hill,” by Ed SheeranSpend this last song stretching. Start in a forward fold and then focus on leg, shoulder, and arm stretches.last_img read more

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Five Studio Apartments for 1500 or Less per Month

first_img Photo courtesy of ZumperApartment hunting in Boston is overwhelming for a whole slew of reasons—heavy competition, pricing, and spiraling out of control on Craigslist are just a few of them. So, for your convenience, we’re highlighting a few Zumper listings with one unique characteristic. This round, it’s places asking $1,500 or less per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?Below, peruse five studio apartments for rent in Boston for $1,500 or less.1. 25 Claflin Road, BrooklineBedrooms: StudioBaths: 1Rent: $1,500 per monthThis roomy studio in Brookline boasts shiny hardwood floors and an abundance of sunlight. Columns and some architectural detailing make the place unique.2. 157 Brighton Avenue, AllstonBedrooms: StudioBaths: 1Rent: $1,425 per monthThis sizable studio is sandwiched between Packard’s Corner and Boston Landing. It has a kitchen nook that overlooks the main living area.3. 27 Lanark Road #8, BrightonBedrooms: StudioBaths: 1Rent: $1,500 per monthThis adorable spot separates its kitchen from its living and sleeping spaces. The tiny kitchen is fronted by windowpane cabinets, and even makes room for a dishwasher.4. 1330 Commonwealth Avenue #12, AllstonBedrooms: StudioBaths: 1Rent: $1,495 per monthWith three bay windows and plenty of sunlight, this unit exudes charm. It has hardwood floors and enough space to divide the room into a bedroom and a living room.5. 21 Mason Street, BrooklineBedrooms: StudioBaths: 1Rent: $1,300 per monthThis gem near Coolidge Corner and Longwood is on the top floor of an impressive brick Colonial. A skylight window lets in light from above, making up for the tiny kitchen, which can only squeeze in a mini fridge.The Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including home accent décor, lighting experts, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston’s guide to home renovation pros. 8/30/2017, 11:05 a.m. 000 Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* For Sale/Rent Five Studio Apartments for $1,500 or Less per Month With pint-sized options in Washington Square and Coolidge Corner. center_img Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Print By Madeline Bilis· last_img read more

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