Want Madonna's Toned Arms? Celeb Yoga Coach Gwen Lawrence Spills Workout Secrets!

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.

We’re well into our commitment to summer excellence. No fitness regimen is complete without toning to get those great tank top-worthy arms. Want arms like Madonna, Kelly Ripa and Eva Mendes? The trick to great arms is high reps and resistance. From arms curls to plank holds and down dogs, work out with a familiar friend on GaiamTV.com and get motivated to sculpt your arms this summer.

Nothing beats a simple push up to tone the biceps, triceps and shoulders.

Remember to:

  • Keep your arms shoulder width apart, palms flat
  • Control your movements – lower slowly and rise slowly
  • Forget counting reps – instead, continue for 1-3 minutes or until you can’t go anymore – then add one more!
  • Don’t forget to breathe through each movement
For more of a challenge, try the ball version above -- or if you are a beginner, simply push against the wall -- and watch your beautiful arms emerge!

Need more to stay motivated? Check out GaiamTV.com’s vast selection of great workouts and yoga videos. My suggestions are: The Situation Workout, Total Body Sculpting Bar, and Advance Yoga.

And of course, always be conscious of the inside to radiate on the outside. Check out The Truth About Gluten & Dairy.

Good luck and stay inspired!

Need to kick start your fitness routine? We’re giving away a FREE 30-Day membership to GaiamTV.com.

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for participating!

How to enter:  

Follow Celebuzz on Twitter and ‘Like’ us on Facebook, and then leave a comment below telling us what body part you want to work on the most!

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This giveaway will close on Sunday, May 6, 2012.

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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.



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  • Poetry

    Thank you for another informative website. Where else may I am getting that type of information written in such a perfect approach? I have a challenge that I am just now working on, and I've been at the glance out for such information.

  • winterfan3

    I want to work on my butt the most.

  • La Mora
    La Mora

    My stomach!

  • Jade Less
    Jade Less

    I would love to work on my upper legs and tone my bottom...

  • Marilyn Nawara
    Marilyn Nawara

    I need to work on my saddle bags

  • jane jakins
    jane jakins

    work out for lmy arms

  • Kelly Nicholson
    Kelly Nicholson

    how about me legs..i have three

  • ambermiller86

    I need to work on my arms and my legs.. I also need to work on toning my tummy a little bit :]