Courtesy Erin Oprea
Michelle Ward Trainor
January 19, 2018 10:32 AM

Erin Oprea has helped sculpt some of Hollywood’s hottest bodies. Now, the trainer to Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini is sharing her top toning exercises for the new year.

“2018 is here and we are all ready to get rockin’ and kick this year off right!” Oprea, who shares healthy tidbits on her website, tells PEOPLE.  Below, she shows off her top exercises that you can “add in to your next sweat session.”

“Make sure to get a 5 minute warmup in before you get going, says Oprea, who suggests “mix[ing] in jumping jacks, running in place or a brisk walk,” before doing all the exercises.

Lunge Pulses
“Go back into a reverse lunge keeping your chest to your quad and your back flat. Stand half way and raise your rear leg slightly off the ground. Take it straight back down and repeat 15 times per leg. Repeat three times.”

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Courtesy Erin Oprea

 

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Plank Chest Taps
“While holding plank, bring one hand up at a time tapping your chest. Repeat
for 30 seconds. Repeat three times.”

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Courtesy Erin Oprea

Sumo Squat Air Taps
“Lower into a sumo squat, then jump up and quickly tap your feet together in
the air before going wide again with your feet. Land in a sumo squat. Repeat for 15 jumps. Repeat three times.”

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Courtesy Erin Oprea

Lateral Lunge
“Stand on your left leg and lunge to the right keeping your left leg straight
and droping down low on your right leg. Keep your weight on your heel and drive up to standing. Repeat 15 times per leg. Repeat three times.”

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Courtesy Erin Oprea

Sumo Squat Pulses
“Go into a sumo squat with your feet wide and toes pointed out at an angle.
Hold low and pulse for 30 reps. Without resting, do 20 full sumo squats and again without rest go back into pulses for 15 reps.”

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Courtesy Erin Oprea

Side Plank with Twist
“Go on your right elbow for a side plank with your feet stacked. Put your left
hand gently behind your head with your elbow up. Now twist your body bringing your left elbow towards the ground keeping your body aligned and in plank position throughout the twist. Return to the starting position to repeat for 30 seconds. Switch sides to repeat the maneuver on the other elbow.”

Courtesy Erin Oprea
Courtesy Erin Oprea

Though you may not be able to work out on the beach like Oprea, try these moves in your living room during the cold winter months!

 

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