This fun exercise will get your heart pumping while strengthening the muscles of the core, inner thighs, arms, and shoulders.
Sit up straight, as close to the edge of the chair as is safe, with both feet flat on the floor. Retract abdominal muscles and pull your heels off the floor so that only your toes are touching the ground. Hang both arms down at your sides, then raise them up so that they extend out to each side and are parallel to the floor, palms facing down. Extend your left leg straight out to the side, keeping your toes pointed. As you do, lean forward slightly, twist at the waist, and reach your left arm towards the inside of your right foot, reaching as far as is comfortable and safe. Switch sides and repeat the motion.
If your range of motion is limited or you are experiencing balance issues, move through this exercise slowly. To increase the level of difficulty, move through the motion faster.