Triple Threat: OK! Fitness Expert Nora Tobin Gives A Three-Step Workout For Maximum Results

Sep. 28 2015, Updated 12:40 a.m. ET

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Become a triple threat with Nora Tobin, nutrition and performance specialist, fitness consultant for Four Seasons and Belmond hotels, Shape and OK! Contributing Editor and Wilhelmina model.


Is there one workout that’s a perfect fit for any body type? Yes! Sort of. The best workout for anyone is a new workout. Doing the same moves every week can lead to a plateau — meaning your body composition won’t change. But by constantly switching up your routine, you’ll see results when it come to strength and weight loss. Try a new exercise (like my full-body routine, right) or use heavier weights; if it feels difficult, you’re on the right track — burning more calories, building strength and getting that lean look you deserve

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The Perfect Workout

Equipment: Kettlebell or dumbbell; begin with a weight you can handle safely.

How it works: Perform each exercise for 12 reps (per side where suitable). Repeat the entire series three times.



Step 1: Holding a kettlebell in your right hand, stand with your left foot forward and right foot back. Bend left knee and lean forward at the hips to bring your torso close to parallel with the ground. Extend right arm straight toward the ground.

Step 2: Pull the weight up until your elbow reaches shoulder height. Lower the weight back to starting position and repeat the movement, keeping shoulders level and core engaged the entire time.

Step 3: Switch sides and repeat.



Step 1: Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding the kettlebell (or dumbbell, by gripping the outside edges)  at chest height. Draw elbows down and engage the core. Deeply bend both knees, shifting hips back, and lower down until thighs are parallel with the ground.

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Step 2: Squeeze glutes and keep chest lifted. Drive through the ball of your big toe to return to standing. Maintain a straight spine throughout the entire exercise. Continue the movement at a controlled pace.


Standing Oblique Crunch

Step 1: Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a weight in your right hand. Keep arms straight and chest up. Bend sideways at the hips to lower the weight toward your right knee.

Step 2: Engage the obliques to return to standing. Draw shoulder blades together and engage the core the entire time. Continue at a controlled pace.

Step 3: Switch sides and repeat.


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For additional health and fitness tips, follow Nora on Instagram: @NoraTobin and visit!


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