How I Get in Shape Fast, by Olivia Culpo

It's easy to see how someone can become close with their trainer and/or workout buddy. There are a lot of blood, sweat, and tears (sometimes) that go into those early morning workouts, so it's important to make sure you've got the right person by your side! For this story, I gave my trainer Marlene the go-ahead to tell you how she whips my butt into shape. Her workouts are focused on building long, lean muscle and a little bit of cardio. I met Marlene at FlyBarre when I accidentally parked my car in an illegal zone—I wish I could say that was the first time. Anyway, when I got out of her class, my car had been blocked in and the parking attendants had left. I had no way of getting my car out! Also, my phone was about to die, so Uber was also going to be an issue. It was pretty much a disaster. And then, out of nowhere, Marlene appeared! She gave me a ride home, and that was the beginning of our friendship. If that experience didn't bond us, then her blood-pumping workouts certainly have! She makes the 7 a.m. alarm a little less daunting—which we all know says a LOT.

Keep scrolling to discover Marlene's expert moves that help whip my body into shape, fast.

Working out is all mind over matter. Your body is a lot stronger than you think and capable of so much. Just make a commitment for a few weeks and keep it consistent. It doesn't have to be gruelling or monotonous. Grab a friend and try new classes to mix it up! If you are consistent with this routine three times a week, after two weeks you will start seeing results!

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