Getting the motivation to go to the gym is tough as it is, but when you have a busy lifestyle, fitting in time for your fitness feels impossible. Missing a workout feels like a missed opportunity, and getting behind on your workouts can leave you feeling less energetic throughout the day. Our VS Angel Alessandra Ambrosio knows this exact feeling with the jet-setting nature of her career and balancing that with motherhood. We took some inspiration from her commitment to fitness by finding workouts that you can do anywhere, anytime!
Yoga is one of the most well-rounded and lowest impact workouts you can do, as it brings peace to your mind, a stretch in your body, and targeted strengthening to your muscles that you’ll hardly feel until afterwards! Whether in a hotel or at a park, at dawn or at dusk, incorporating a yoga sequence in your busy life will feel like a treat to look forward to. We recommend a 30 minute morning routine featuring strengthening sequences like the sun salutation and warrior poses. If you have a bit more time, take an hour long yoga routine at the end of the day to really stretch out your muscles and focus on balance with the tree and triangle sequences. You can find a lot of great videos on YouTube if you want an instructor to guide you through the workout. Pro tip: focus on the breath is everything in yoga: it’ll make the poses easier by centering your body and mind while getting the most out of the pose.
Core & Arms
Don’t have access to a gym or equipment? No problem! Some of the best exercises for the core and your upper body strength can be done anywhere. Alternate between push-up and crunch modifications to keep the workout fun and exciting. Do 4 sets of 20 with a 30 second rest between each set, and go through it twice. Choose a different push-up and crunch variation in each set for a quick-burn workout.
Set 1 – Crunches Set 2 – Push-Ups
Bicycles Mountain Climbers
Seated Leg Lifts Triangle Push-ups
Standing Crunch Chair-Seat Tri-Dips
V-Sit Crunch Stacked-feet Push-up
Scissors Shoulder taps
Booty & Legs
Getting your legs and glutes on point is a favorite for many women, but getting that perfect booty is no joke! For a VS angel like Alessandra, consistency is key for maintaining a fit lower body. You don’t have to run up endless stairs or do heavy weights with your squats to get that glorious behind; instead, try these great variations on the classic squat and lunge!
Set 1 – Squats Set 2 – Lunges
Single-leg squats 20 reps (on each side!) Reverse lunge 10 reps each side
Squat Pulses 20 reps Lateral lunge 10 reps each side
Frog Jumps 12 jumps Curtsey lunge 10 reps each side
Squat jacks 15 reps Leg Raises 10 reps each side
Wall Sit 30 sec Side leg raises 10 reps each side
Go through each move without stopping as much as possible, and take a 30 second break between sets. Repeat from the top. For an extra challenge, do the sets with a pair of lightweight dumbbells!
For the ultimate anywhere routine, we love this Victoria Secret Angel Full-Body workout! Tried and true by Alessandra and the gang, you’ll feel like you’ve hit all the major muscle groups after this routine. Go through each set steadily to get each movement right, and take a 30 second rest between each one.