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Day 9: Six-week beach body challenge

Shape magazine’s West Coast Contributing Editor, Corporate Wellness Director, entrepreneur, model, Shape brand ambassador & competitive beach volleyball athlete. www.noratobin.com

Get your body toned up, find the perfect summer destination and discover stylish suits with the Beach Body Challenge.

Each day for the next six weeks, you can expect:

  1. A fat-burning, muscle-building move to add into your routine.
  2. Beach body recipe or flat belly snack.
  3. Ideas for sexy summer destinations.
  4. Recommendations for cute bikinis and where to find them.

1. Beach body move: Plank with leg raise

  1. Come into a straight-arm plank with wrists directly below shoulders and core drawn in tight. Engage glutes to lift right leg up to hip height. Drop foot back down to the ground and lift left leg up to hip height.
  2. Continue alternating the leg lifts. Maintain a neutral spine the entire time.
  3. Perform 10 reps each side.

2. Flat belly snack: Roasted sunflower seeds

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These tasty seeds are high in vitamin E. Vitamin E plays a major role in reducing the damage caused by free radicals. This has major anti-inflammatory effects on the body and improves skin tone, hair growth and overall well-being.

3. Sexy summer destination: Manhattan

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One of the top spots on SheKnows list for sexy summer flings. "While experiencing some of the best nightclubs, restaurants and events in the world, you also may find romance along the way. Though you might not meet your soul mate in Manhattan, you'll certainly find plenty of single people looking to have some fun."

4. Bikini pick: Roxy

There is a reason this brand has been successful for over 20 years. They have done a great job creating suits that look flattering, wholesome and playful.

http://www.roxy.com/swim

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