Sculpt Your Way Slim for Spring

Packed on pounds this winter? Get your body back with this fat-blasting workout from Alison Sweeney.

When she's not busy filming The Biggest Loser, Alison Sweeney is busy writing books (her second, Scared Scriptless, comes out in June 2014) and running after her two kids, ages 8 and 5. Still, she finds time to squeeze in workouts, even if it means 10 minutes in front of the TV after the kids have gone to bed. Sweeney's go-to workout is a series of multitasking moves that burn fat while strengthening and toning your whole body—perfect for busy women like you.

Watch the video: 8 Workout Moves With Alison Sweeney

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One-legged deadlift with leg extension and overhead press

Adding an extension and press to a single-leg deadlift works every muscle while improving your balance and stability. All you need (aside from motivation) is a set of dumbbells. Watch this video with Alison Sweeney and do 10 to 15 reps on each side. Alison Sweeney's next workout moveSee the full workout

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Bicycle abs with dumbbell pec fly

Save some time at the gym by getting your abs and upper body working simultaneously. In this video, Alison Sweeney shows you a hybrid move to stimulate your abdominals, chest, and shoulders. If you notice your back lifting off the ground, don't lower your legs as far—this will help protect your spine. Repeat for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Alison Sweeney's next workout moveSee the full workout

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Knee lift with reverse row

In this video, Alison Sweeney shows you a move that works your arms, back, abs, AND tush. To get the most out of this exercise, place your hands in line with your shoulders, and legs with your hips. To make it harder, put a dumbbell in the crook of your knee for added resistance. Do 12 to 15 reps on each side. Alison Sweeney's next workout moveSee the full workout

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Side lunge to curtsy

This move not only tones your core, arms, legs, and butt, it also improves your coordination and balance. Don't bend your knee more than 90 degrees. Watch this video with Alison Sweeney and do 10 to 15 reps on each side. Alison Sweeney's next workout moveSee the full workout

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180-jump squat

Are you bored with traditional squats? In this video, Alison Sweeney shows you how to do 180-jump squats, which really get your heart pumping in addition to strengthening your legs and butt. Look straight ahead while jumping to help with balance. Do 12 to 15 reps. Alison Sweeney's next workout moveSee the full workout

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Plank jacks

Adding a jump to the standard plank engages your core even more. Make sure to keep your pelvis steady and your back straight, as shown by Alison Sweeney in this video. Repeat for 1 minute, eventually building up to 5 minutes as you get stronger. Alison Sweeney's next workout moveSee the full workout

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Plank with opposite limb extension

Alison Sweeney shows you a total-body move that places extra emphasis on your core in this video. Keep your spine straight and your abs engaged as you draw your opposite arm and leg together, then extend back out. Do 12 to 15 reps on each side. Alison Sweeney's next workout moveSee the full workout

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Sit out

The sit out works the entire body and promotes balance and coordination. Pay close attention to Alison Sweeney's end position in this video: You should be looking up toward your raised arm. Hold for 2 seconds, then repeat on the other side. That's one rep; do 8 to 10 total. Alison Sweeney's first workout moveSee the full workout

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