At Play with Jill Brown

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / September 12, 2011

When celebrated Los Angeles personal trainer Jill Brown had her heart broken by a longtime boyfriend, she decided to get ripped and reap her revenge by sculpting the hottest breakup body her ex-boyfriend had ever seen. This super-sculpting fitness class became so popular in private Boot Camp sessions across Santa Monica, that she’s now teaching the Sexy-Body Revenge Workout at the Sports Club/LA and Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, California—and there’s a waiting list to get in! “Many people break up around the country, but you don’t have to sit home and drown your sorrows in a quart of Häagen-Dazs this time around!” says Brown ( Brown guarantees you’ll go “from flabby to ferocious in six weeks or less,” and her secret body-sculpting weapon is a fusion of cardio bursts (jumping jacks, running in place) and strength exercises that involve nearly all muscles at once. Eat your heart out, buster—and try Jill’s funny but effective signatures below:

Thighs Don’t Lie Series

Tones the hips, butt, legs, and waistline Stand up straight with one hand touching a wall, chair, or sturdy object to balance. Kick out to the side (up to hip height) 12 times, followed by 12 fast kicks to the front, then 12 kicks to the rear.

Walk the Plank Pick-Up

Firms the chest, back, belly, arms, and hips Come into full push-up position on hands and toes and hold for 30 seconds or so. Slowly come down to elbows but keep your whole body lifted as straight as a plank through the middle and hold for another 30 seconds if you can. Hey, if you’re going to start dating again, a flatter belly instantly boosts confidence!

Nicole Dorsey Straff

Nicole Dorsey Straff

Nicole Dorsey, M.S. is a travel and wellness expert who earned a Master’s Degree in the health sciences while writing and editing for industry giants, such as The New York Times, Fitness Magazine and Her true passion is adventure travel and her spa reporting has taken her all over the world.
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