While some people are blessed with super speedy metabolisms, not all of us can eat three slices of pizza for dinner every night without feeling the consequences later. Luckily, your metabolism is not a lost cause. In addition to the moves below, it's important to remember to do weight training before cardio to get your metabolism in gear. Guzzling water and incorporating interval workouts will also singe fat fast. Check out these fitness moves that will get your metabolism soaring in no time.
Standing Rows: Rows are great for getting your blood flowing and working the muscles in your arms (plus your upper back and glutes) to see maximum results. Click here for instructions.
Backward Lunge: Not only will this speed up your metabolism, but it will also work your quads, glutes, calves and core. Click here to see how it's done.
Pelvic Push: You'll feel this one in your thighs, glutes, abs and core. Here's how to do it.
Locust Pose: Let's not forget about yoga! The Locust pose strengthens the muscles in your legs and lower back while opening up your chest and elongating your spinal column. Like all backbends, Locust pose boosts energy and revs you up. Click here to learn how to do it.
Bridge Pose: Bridge pose is a gentle inversion that works with gravity to open your entire chest and shoulder area. Because the chest is lifted up towards the chin, the thyroid gland, which makes the hormones that regulate your metabolism, is being massaged. Here's how!
Easy Spinal Twist: Here's a yoga move that even the most inflexible of moms can do! It will stretch your back and get your digestive system in gear, which helps to melt off those extra pounds. Here's how to do it.