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Challenge Yourself to Get Beach Ready With Bob Harper
Spring has sprung and that means bikini season will be here before you know it. Make sure you’re in top shape with our Beach Ready Community Challenge.Our trainer Bob Harper, fitness expert of The Biggest Loser, will coach you through our free diet and fitness plan to help you get that bangin’ beach body you’ve always wanted in just four weeks. Take a peek at all of our daily challenges so far, from cardio wisdom to tips on strengthening your core!
Day 20 -- Feed Me Friday: Splurge Your Way to Satisfaction
Congratulations on Completing the Challenge!
This is our final day of the Beach Read Challenge, and we hope you've enjoyed this month of Beach Ready Challeges by Bob Harper. The month is over, but this gallery of challenges continues, with hot tips on how to get yor body beach ready.
Bob Harper's Skinny Rule #20 is: Enjoy a splurge meal once a week. Over time, you will crave these splurges less, and eventually, you might not need them at all.
Satisfy the urge to snack with Harper's Signature No-Oil Hummus
Day 19 -- Tone Your Arms, Legs and Core in 1 Move
For those of you who have never seen or used one, a Kettlebell is a cast iron weight that if often used in combined cardio/strength training exercises. That’s exactly what we are using it for today, so let’s get started.
Sculpted Body Kettlebell Assignment
Day 18 -- Build Better Upper Body Strength
You’ll be surprised how fast your heart gets going when you try this 2-minute routine. Do it right by not moving any part of your body above the waist.
Watch the Demo: Cardio Push-Ups
Day 17 -- Sweat Your Stomach Off
Maintaining a strong center is the best way to support your back, and impact the stability of your entire body.
Read today's challenge here
Day 16 -- The Cardio Powerhouse Exercise
When you change your body plane (high to low, for example), you force your heart to work double-time. Add in any strengthening elements and you’ve got a total body workout in one super-move.
Burpees are a standard cardio powerhouse exercise that you can use to take your heart rate up whenever you want to burn more calories. This side variation targets the oblique muscles while sending your heart rate through the roof for one super-move you won’t forget.
Read More for The Side Burpee Workout
Day 15 -- Feed Me Friday: Wild Salmon With Lemon Herb Oil and Roasted Tomatoes
Nighttime is the easiest time to “fast”, so my Skinny Rule #18 is: GO TO BED HUNGRY!
Try any one of these options for creating a nighttime food deadline you can stick to:
*Don’t eat 3 hours before bedtime.
*Don’t eat after 8:00 p.m.
*Don’t eat anything after dinner.
To pack your plate with protein at dinner, make fish! It’s lean, full of nutrients and easy to prepare. This is one of my favorites:
Wild Salmon with Lemon Herb Oil and Roasted Tomatoes
Day 14 -- Burn Your Booty Off
It's time to get serious below the belt so you can slip into bikini season with confidence and strength!
It's time to get luscious legs in today's lower body challenge.
Day 13 -- Fight Your Way Fit
Today, I'll help you chisel a beautiful, beach-ready upper body by looking to boxing for workout inspiration. Whether you attack these exercises with hand weights, or try them without, you'll love the strong, sexy results.
Learn how to land a power punch in today's upper body challenge.
Day 12 -- Strengthen Your Core and More
Today's exercise assignments are special because they are accompanied by a video of my personal trainer teaching me how to do them!
Watch me take my own challenge in today's core assignment.
Day 11 -- Jump-Start Your Heart
This week's assignments will teach you how to pair weight-bearing exercises with cardio bursts.
Start feeling the burn with today's cardio assignment!
Day 10 -- Feed Me Friday: Get Prepared for Dieting Success
Today's rule and recipe go hand-in-hand for making lunch time easy, healthy and homemade.
Find out what they are in today's Feed Me Friday assignment.
Day 9 -- Target Your Thighs and Butt in One Day
This exercise is a test of endurance that will burn calories like crazy and tap into one of the largest muscle groups in your entire body your legs.
Lunge into leg intensity with today's lower body assignment.
Day 8 -- Pump Up Your Push-Ups
Push ups are terrific full-body workouts, with extra focus on building upper body strength.
This week's around-the-clock variation will give you a burn-inducing option to intensify your routine, plus, I'll teach you how to trim your triceps.
Learn how to intensify your push-ups in today's core assignment!
Day 7 -- Tone Your Tummy Like a Trainer
Today, it's time to step up the intensity to laser in on defining your abdominal muscles and strengthening them before summer's here.
Follow my 100-ish steps for getting flat abs in today's core assignment!
Day 6 -- Wake Up Your Workout
This week, I'll demonstrate multiple variations that will add a layer of intensity to your workout.
Get ready to sweat with today's cardio assignment!
Day 5 -- Feed Me Friday - Eat Protein at Every Meal
Every Friday during this challenge, I'll reveal highlights from one rule and a recipe that will feed your body right from morning to night.
Start following my rules in today's Feed Me Friday assignment!
Day 4 -- Firm Up Your Foundation
Because the muscles in this region are huge, strengthening them makes a big difference!
Put your legs to work in today's lower body assignment.
Day 3 -- Master These Upper Body Essentials
Wednesday during this Challenge, I will give you guidance on great exercises focusing on your arms, shoulders, upper back and chest.
Let's get started with today's upper body assignment.
Day 2 -- Concentrate on Your Core
Every Tuesday we're going to focus on exercises to help strengthen your core - the all-important muscles in your upper and lower abdomen, plus those that wrap around your waist to support your back.
Learn how to maximize your midriff in today's core assignment.
Day 1 -- Welcome to the Challenge
If you're ready to break out of your health-deprived routines and bust that fabulous body out of its winter-weary shell – you've signed yourself up for the perfect Challenge.
Let's get your heart started with today's cardio assignment.