Women’s Health Mag: Street Style

  
Check out my Street Style feature in the December issue of Women’s Health Magazine!

 http://www.womenshealthmag.com/style/street-style-angilique-campbell

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Move of the Day: Hundred

  
|| HUNDRED || Hundred is my move of the day and is a classical Pilates exercise that helps to tone your abs! Adding a set of 2lb dumbbells makes this move even more challenging for the core, and it will help to create lean, sexy arms too!

Benefits:

• Strengthens and tones the abdominals.

• Warms up the entire body and increases blood flow.

• Tones the arms and upper body.

• Coordinates breath with movement.

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1 — Start by lying supine with arms by the sides holding the dumbbells, and knees into the chest. Engage the abdominals by pulling the belly button in and curl the head and shoulders off the mat.
2 — Extend the legs out to a high diagonal with the heels together and toes apart in a Pilates “V.” Lift the arms above the level of the hips and begin pumping up and down vigorously, as you inhale for 5 counts and exhale for 5 counts.

3 — Repeat x10 and that makes 100!

4 — Hug the knees into your chest and lower the head and shoulders onto the mat. Move the head from side to side to relax the neck.

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Tips: Keep the body still as you pump the arms by engaging the abdominals throughout the exercise. For more of a challenge, lower the legs closer to the floor, but only as far as you can keep the abdominal engagement without arching the back.

Modifications: If you are a beginner, practice this exercise without dumbbells and start with the legs in a tabletop position, knees bent above the hips and feet lifted as high as the knees. If that is too challenging, you can also perform the exercise with the knees bent and the feet flat on the floor. 
If you have any neck issues, do this exercise with the head down and use a small pillow or towel for extra support if needed.

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Photo by Sherry Dubash at KZP

Tights by Splits59

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Street Style: Pilates-to-Park

  
An active lifestyle does not have to mean walking around in ugly gym clothes all day! To go from Pilates to a walk in the park, pair a bodysuit like this one from Splits59 with layers appropriate for Fall.

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Bodysuit: Splits59

Top: Necessary Clothing

Shorts: H&M

Jacket: Forever21

Scarf: H&M

Boots: Zara

Photo: Simon McDermott-Johnson

Makeup: Angela Boswell

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Move of the Day: Tricep Dips

  
|| DIP || The Tricep Dip is my move of the day. If you feel like the back of your arms jiggle and need to be toned then this should be your go-to move! This exercise can be done using a bench, chair, sofa, or a step.

Benefits: Strengthens the back of the arms, shoulders, and chest.

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1 — Start by placing hands on a bench shoulder width apart, fingers pointing forward, and legs either bent or extended in front of you.

2 — Bend your elbows lowering the tailbone down towards the floor then push back up.

3 — Perform 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps.

Tips: Keep the elbows pointing straight up and keep the back close to the bench. Be sure to leave a slight bend in the elbows as you straighten the arms rather than locking them.

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Photo by Sherry Dubash at KZP

Top by Splits59

Note: Long Back Stretch is the exercise pictured on the Pilates reformer and tricep dips can be added as a variation.

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Street Style: Yoga-to-Brunch

  
An active lifestyle does not have to mean walking around in ugly gym clothes all day!  To go from yoga-to-brunch as I often do, pair a relaxed fit yoga pant like these from Splits59 with a tank top, sandals, and a vintage leather bag!

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Pants: Splits59

Top: Necessary Clothing

Sandals: Zara

Bag: Vintage Etienne Aigner

Photo: Simon McDermott-Johnson

Makeup: Angela Boswell

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Carbon38: Brand Ambassador

  
|| CARBON38 || Pilates Angel is a brand ambassador for Carbon38! They carry the hottest brands in fitness apparel including Adidas by Stella McCartney, Splits59, Michi, Lucas Hugh, Varley, and many more. Use my special code ANGILIQUECAM50 to receive a discount on your purchase.

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Fit Tip: Laugh Your A$$ Off!!

  
Photo by Audrey Lackey

|| LAUGH || Laughing stretches the muscles of the face and body and can even burn calories. Although it does not exactly replace a challenging Pilates session, research suggests that laughter can increase blood flow, encourage relaxation, improve sleep and mood, and even reduce physical pain. 

A healthy lifestyle is all about balance. So, in addition to performing squats, planks, and drinking green smoothies, be sure to surround yourself with friends and family that keep you laughing and give you a boost!