Want to whittle your middle? Barbecuing, boozing and binging on boardwalk favorites can cause pounds to silently creep up around your waistline. Luckily, banishing stubborn belly bloat just got easier with this bodyweight circuit that can be done anywhere, at any time.

Here's how it works: Warm up your muscles by completing 60 seconds of back-and-forth side shuffles.

Keep your heart rate elevated throughout your entire workout by implementing 60 seconds of side shuffles between each of the three exercises below. For optimal results, perform this circuit three times with little-to-no rest between exercises and 45-60 seconds of rest between each full circuit.

Hero Push-up

Begin in a plank position, with shoulders aligned above the hands and feet shoulder-width apart. Your body should form a straight line from the head through the heels. Lower your chest to the floor, then bend at the knees and push the hips back so your butt is hovering above your heels. Hold for one count then return to the starting position. Repeat 10-12 times.

Side shuffle for 60 seconds

Crunch Twist

Start in a supine position with knees bent and feet firmly planted on the floor. Clasp the hands together in front of your chest, forming a 90-degree angle at the elbow. Keeping your abs tight, slowly elevate your torso from the ground and twist to the right then to the left. Continue rotating until you reach the top of your sit-up. Return to the starting position by twisting from side-to-side on the way down. Repeat 12-15 times.

Side shuffle for 60 seconds


Lower your body into a squat. Protect your knees by keeping your weight in your heels, with your knees behind your toes. Roll onto the balls of your feet to jump and land on your right foot, keeping the right knee slightly bent. Bring the left leg back to the ground and jump so you land on your left foot. Continue this back-and-forth hopscotch pattern for 60 seconds.

Side shuffle for 60 seconds

Fight flab by keeping up with your cardio.

Earn it.

Ashley B. Greenblatt is a certified personal trainer in Philadelphia. To learn more about her training style and to subscribe to her newsletter, visit ashleyblakefitness.com.