From heart-pumping workouts to melt-in-your mouth barbecue bites, the Stay Fit for Summer series brings you creative fitness routines and fresh, nutrient-rich meals to help you build—and maintain—your beach body.
Week 1: Power Through Planks1 of 15
It's bathing suit season, and you need a quick, effective workout to keep those abs looking good. Strengthen, tone, and build muscle with these plank variations.
Week 1: Tri-Color Tomato Salad2 of 15
Are you sick of the same old summer recipes? Take the typical, boring salad up a notch with this light and fresh tri-color tomato dish.
Week 2: Build Gun-Show Biceps3 of 15
Need a little extra help to firm up your biceps? These two moves will help sculpt your arms, and tone the rest of your upper body. Hello gun show.
Week 2: Sweet Chipotle Grilled Peaches4 of 15
Turn your bowl of peaches into a sweet and savory addition to dinner. Use the charred fruit as a burger topping or serve it as a side dish.
Week 3: Trim Your Tush5 of 15
Tighten your buns this summer with these two interval moves. Not only will you sculpt a well-rounded derriere, but you'll also tone your thighs and tummy. Start sculpting now.
Week 3: Tropical Cherry Cooler6 of 15
If you're looking for the perfect poolside cocktail, you've found it. The sweet cherries in this drink provide a refreshing, light flavor on a hot day. What's more, they help to protect your skin against damage from UV rays.
Week 4: Crop-Top Core7 of 15
Add these two moves to your daily fitness routine to tone your tummy and boost core strength. After a few weeks, you might want to throw on your crop top to show off your strong muscles.
Week 4: Charred Chicken Watermelon Bites8 of 15
Few things are more quintessentially summer than watermelon: They're juicy, light and every bite tastes fresher than the last. With high water content and just a touch of sweetness, this pink fruit pairs perfectly with salty feta cheese and baked chicken. Make these as an appetizer for your next cookout or pair them with greens for an easy dinner.
Week 5: Whittle Your Triceps9 of 15
Chisel your arms so they look trim and toned all summer long with these two moves.
Week 5: Fourth of July Grilled Pizza Pie10 of 15
Grill something different this Fourth of July: a pizza. Don't stop there—add blueberries to add some festive flair.
Week 6: Handle Your Hammies11 of 15
You don't need to spend hours toning up your thighs. Lengthen and sculpt your hamstrings in less than 10 minutes with these two killer moves.
Week 6: Fresh Cucumber Cocktail12 of 15
Don't munch on your cucumbers; muddle them into a bright and light cocktail this summer.
Week 7: Lose Your Love Handles13 of 15
Love handles, muffin top, side fat ... call it what you want, but it's one of the most difficult places to tone. Add these two moves to shed fat and sculpt your midsection.
Roasted Balsamic Radishes14 of 15
Turn those radishes into something stellar. With a few basic ingredients this simple item is the perfect side dish for your next barbecue.