The following arm-toning exercises were designed to be performed during Week 2 of the Whole Living Action Plan on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. "Try to hold the poses a little longer each day for greater stability and strength," says fitness pro Ellen Barrett, creator of the DVD "Fusion Flow."
For this Pilates swimming move, lie on your belly with arms and legs extended. Lift the left arm and right leg off the floor as high as you possibly can without bending the elbow and knee. Then switch, lifting the alternate arm and leg. Alternate quickly for 30 seconds.
Sitting on the floor, swing your legs around to the left side with your right arm out, palm flat on the floor, about a foot away from your body. Slowly lower your torso to the right, bending your right elbow (next image), then straightening again. Repeat 20 times on each side.