Celebrity Yoga Coach Gwen Lawrence Spills Bikini Body Secrets

Gabrielle Chung / March 31, 2012

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Gwen Lawrence is the instructor for five New York pro teams, including the New York Giants. She has several online yoga classes on GaiamTV.com.

I’m so excited to introduce myself and help you reach your fitness goals! My name is Gwen Lawrence, and I’m a celebrity yoga coach. I’ve been in the industry for the almost 20 years, and I work with professional athletes in the New York area, including my Super Bowl Champions, the New York Giants! You can tweet me your questions and comments at @GaiamTV #GwenatGTV or Facebook me.

I am a giant fan of GaiamTV.com, the fabulous go-to site for every fitness need and trend. I’m a daily user of GaiamTV.com myself, being a busy mother of three athletic teenage boys, running my own business, and maintaining a successful marriage of 21 years. I don’t always get the chance to do classes with my favorite teachers in their studios – but with GaiamTV.com, I do every day online! I get to try teachers I normally wouldn’t have access to – and now you can, too. The best thing is that you can sign up so easily for a ten day FREE trial.

So let’s talk summer. Spring has sprung, so it’s time to get serious about bathing suit bodies and skin-baring clothes. The first thing to peek out from your shorts is a great pair of legs. Nothing is better for busting cellulite, creating sexy tone, and losing the thigh jiggle than lunges, lunges, lunges – and oh yes, more lunges. Side lunges to front lunges, and mixing in back lunges. Remember to:

• Breathe consistently
• When you land, track your knee in the same direction as your foot
• Try to maintain a 90-degree angle with the front leg
• Do 20 reps on each leg in each direction
• Try a hop to add power when switching sides

If you’re feeling strong and motivated by Beyonce’s post-baby body and her muscular thighs, do another round of 20 in each direction. The great thing about lunges is you’ll get great benefits even if you do them without weights. So, NO EXCUSES – lunge away while watching TV, lunge away while chatting on the phone with your friend. I guarantee you will see results. If you need extra motivation or more ideas for toned summer legs, try these GaiamTV.com videos.

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Gwen’s unique combination of dance, massage and yoga training experience, coupled with her extensive knowledge of anatomy and nutrition, provides her clients with overwhelming benefits. Gwen is the yoga instructor for 5 NY Pro teams. Her writing appears in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Fitness Magazine, Shape Magazine, Yoga Journal, Details, shape.com, and espn.com. She makes regular appearances on NBC’s TODAY show, and Good Day New York. She was featured in June’s ESPN Magazine as the “Best Innovation in Sports Medicine,” and is a featured “Super Ambassador” for GaiamTV.com.

About GaiamTV.com
GaiamTV.com is a streaming video subscription service that includes exclusive yoga and fitness classes plus thousands of inspirational films, documentaries, personal growth, health and wellness videos. It is available for $9.95 a month with a 10-day free trial. GaiamTV.com features renowned instructors, including Rodney Yee, Jillian Michaels, Seane Corn, The FIRM, Mari Winsor, Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield and dozens more. Top inspirational films, such as “I AM,” written and directed by Tom Shadyac, are also included. In addition, GaiamTV.com offers weekly live-streamed original programming with its new show, “Gaiam Inspirations” hosted by Lisa Garr. GaiamTV.com is available on a wide array of portable devices, including the iPad, and iPhone. GaiamTV.com is a division of Gaiam, Inc.