Friday, April 9, 2010

It is Spring and soon to be Summer!

You know what that means! It's wedding season! Time for a fitness series to help you tone up for all of those flirty dresses!

Clutch Events is going to showcase four fabulous local trainers, each with a different style and tips for you to get that killer body for your wedding this summer!
To start us off we'll begin with Carly Garreffa, owner of Carly G Fitness. Carly is a in home personal trainer and is going to show us four exercises for toning and strengthening our arms.

The 1st move is the Bicep Curl to an Arnold Press
1. Position 2 dumbbells at your side, palms facing in, and arms straight.
2. With elbows at your sides, curl both dumbbells and rotate forearm until forearm is vertical and palms face the shoulder, elbows are directly under wrists.
3. Press the weights up while rotating the hands/weights so palms are now facing forward with arms straight above the head.
4. Rotate the hands and lowering the arms back to position, palms facing your shoulders, then slowly release the curl down back to staring position with weights at your sides.
Repeat for 3 sets of 12 - 15 reps with a 20 - 30 second rest between sets

The 2nd exercise is Chair Dips
1. Sit on the edge of a chair with feet together flat on the floor with your hands on either side of your thighs.
2. Lifting your backside up off the chair, bend your arms 90 degrees, lowering your body down toward the ground; keeping your back close to the chair.
3. Slowly lift your body up with your arms to a straight arm position.
Complete 3 sets of 12 - 15 reps with a 20 second rest between set
The 3rd move is Pushups
1. Lie face down on the floor with your hands slightly wider than shoulder width.
2. With your abs engaged press your body up until your arms are fully extended (Don't lock your elbows!)
3. Lower your body to the floor without releasing your weight and repeat (press up for 2 count, lower down for a 3 count)
Repeat for 3 sets of 12 with a 20 second rest between sets

The 4th move is a Rear Deltoid Fly
1. Use 5 or 8 lb dumbbells and begin in a seated position on a fit ball, bent over with arms hanging down and weights under the knees.
2. Keep the back straight and the abs engaged.
3. Lift the arms out to the sides, up to shoulder level, squeezing shoulder blades together.
4. Keep elbows slightly bent and only lift to shoulders.
Lower and repeat for 3 sets of 12 reps with a 20 second break between reps

Carly says, 'If you incorporate these exercises into your regular workout routine you will definitely have tone arms for the summer'! And looking at the below picture she would know! Check out Carly showing off her chest, shoulders and arms on her wedding day a year and a half ago! Gorgeous!!

If you would like to learn more about Carly G Fitness and her in home training sessions give her a call at 406.431.0485 or shoot her an email at Carly can customize a workout routine for your body and lifestyle while you avoid gym membership fees and can stay in the comfort of your own home!


  1. I love the tips Meggers but 3 sets of 12 "boy" pushups? Is Carly trying to kill me?? Also, I love the "Carly showing off her chest" line. What kind of blog is this?!? Love you and your awesome blog!

  2. Haha! I'm the first to admit I do girl pushups! And thanks for pointing out the chest comment, I'll put a warning on future blogs 'not for children's eyes' ;) Miss you!!