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5 moves from Radius’ master trainers to take your workouts up a notch


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In December, NBCUniversal launched a big-deal online workout platform called Radius, introducing the world to a new era of online workouts created by a major television network—and to five super fit and talented trainers.

The master trainers—Basheerah Ahmad, Alex Isaly, Natalie Uhling, Keoni Hudoba, and Nicky Holender—all bring something different to the mat (or punching bag), from sports- or dance-inspired exercises to get you sweating, to personal stories that are seriously motivating.

We asked each trainer to share a signature workout move—and how to take it up a notch—to help you lunge and squat your way into the new year.

Meet the master trainers and get their moves now for a really fit 2015. —Molly Gallagher and Jamie McKillop

(Photo: Radius Fitness)

 

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Natalie UhlingNatalie Uhling

Natalie Uhling is a fitness model and the super inspiring creator of NUFit, an intense kickboxing and dance cardio workout that in-the-know New York City fitness enthusiasts love. On Radius, she specializes in rhythmic movement training (as in, you can expect both dance and boxing moves, to the beat).

The move: Lemon squeezer
Start by sitting on your sit bones and draw the knees into your chest. Place your hands on the floor behind your back, with palms cupped to help keep your posture lifted, like there’s a rod in your back. Make sure your legs are zipped together and slowly take the legs out and in. Focus more on your core and less on your quads. Do 15 reps three times.

How to take it up a notch
Do the lemon squeezer, but instead of drawing your knees into the chest, stick them straight out in front of you at 45 degrees, lower them slowly to the ground, and bring them back to a 45 degree angle.

Fun fact
Uhling’s classes are very music-driven, and mastering choreography isn’t exactly something she picked up recently. “When I was six years old, I got my first microphone,” she says. “I immediately knew I wanted to be a performer. I would choreograph tons of dances to Michael Jackson and to ‘Achy Breaky Heart.'” For the record, we could totally go for a “Billie Jean” workout routine.

(Photo: Radius Fitness)

 

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Keoni_02Keoni Hudoba

Native Hawaiian and current New Yorker Keoni Hudoba is the creative director for popular national spinning brand Cyc Fitness, where he creates fun, heart-pounding workouts on the bike. Off the bike, he’s an Under Armor ambassador and the creator of his own workout, Drenched. On Radius, he brings his high-energy, relatable attitude to cardio and strength-training workouts. He also uses his own weight-loss and fitness journey as a source of encouragement for his clients. 

The move: Burpee
Start standing up. Plant your hands on the ground, shoulder width apart. Jump your legs back into full plank position. Jump your feet back in and stand up straight. Repeat.

How to take it up a notch
When you get to plank position, lower your body into a push-up and jump your legs out wide, almost into a tripod position, as your face gets closer to the ground. Then, jump your legs back in and up to the starting position. (Hudoba calls this a “Suicide Push-up Burpee!”)

Fun fact
Hudoba lost a lot of weight before becoming a trainer, and one of his strategies was not depriving himself of flavors he loved. “When I started losing my own weight, I would always find healthier ways of eating things I love,” he says. “How can I eat Mexican and feel like I’m not putting my work down the drain? I make huevos rancheros with egg whites, salsa, and cottage cheese in a flaxseed wrap. I’m still filling that Mexican food void, so that’s one of my go to favorites.”

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