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Love Handles Workout for Teachers (+ Nice Workout Video) 👌

Are those love handles starting to bug you?

If you’re a hardworking teacher, you’re not alone.

You already have lovely – but sometimes frustrating – students to worry about.

Let’s not have love handles be one more stressor in your life.

I’ve made this workout for just you!

So, get ready to say goodbye to that muffin top and hello to a more toned midsection.

Let’s dive in and get those love handles in check!

Love Handles Workout for Teachers: How this Workout Works

This workout burns fat stored in the love handles area by combining the best, and most effective standing exercises only. By removing the need to go on the floor, your body is forced to burn more calories and fat with much less effort.

In addition, the exercises in this workout were specially selected by a Certified Personal Trainer and designed to target and strengthen the deep core and oblique muscles to give your waist a tighter, more toned appearance.

When paired with a healthy, balanced approach to eating, this love handles workout is excellent for reducing fat and achieving a slimmer midsection.

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Exercises in this Workout for Love Handles

Love Handles Workout for Teachers Exercise 1: compass

compass exercise demo

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Quick tips to do compass correctly.

  • Engage your core when you bend to the side – this activates the oblique muscles in the love handles / waist area. Doing this exercise will not make them bigger. Instead, it will make them tighter, more cinched in, and stronger – which is what we want
  • Keep your feet firmly planted on the floor to support your movements and provide a stable base.
  • Experiment with different tempos and directions of rotation to challenge your coordination and body awareness.
  • Focus on maintaining a steady rhythm throughout the exercise, as if you are moving to the beat of your own internal compass.
  • Play with the depth of your rotations, exploring a larger range of motion as you become more comfortable and confident.
  • Extend your hands fully each time you reach out

Love Handles Workout for Teachers Exercise 2: hop clap

hop clap exercise demo

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Quick tips to do hop clap correctly.

  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your knees slightly bent. Keep your weight evenly distributed on both feet and engage your core muscles
  • Bend your knees and use your leg muscles to jump up and off the ground
  • As you jump, bring your arms up to chest height As you reach the peak of your jump, clap your hands together gently. Keep your fingers relaxed and slightly spread apart
  • As you land, bend your knees to absorb the impact and then immediately jump again to perform another hop clap. Keep your movements fluid and rhythmic

Love Handles Workout for Teachers Exercise 3: t knee ups

t knee ups exercise demo

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Quick tips to do t knee ups correctly.

  • You’re going to lean to each side for a count of 4 then raise one knee to your chest
  • Then lean to each side for another count of 4, then raise the other knee to your chest. Super easy I promise 😃
  • Keep your arms parallel to the floor throughout the movement
  • Aim to bring your knee as high up as you can while maintaining your proper form and balance.
  • Maintain a relaxed upper body, avoiding tension in your neck, shoulders, and arms.

Love Handles Workout for Teachers Exercise 4: split taps

split taps exercise demo

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Quick tips to do split taps correctly.

  • Engage your core muscles to help stabilize your torso and maintain good posture
  • Stand up tall with your shoulders relaxed Keep your knees slightly bent to help absorb any impact from the tapping
  • Make sure these are light, elegant taps (or as best you can manage :))
  • Avoid stomping or dragging your foot on the ground to avoid unneeded stress on your joints and to maintain the rhythm of the taps
  • Alternate between the two feet and maintain a consistent rhythm
  • Avoid leaning forward or back, and instead focus on keeping your core engaged and your shoulders relaxed

Love Handles Workout for Teachers Exercise 5: standing climbers

standing climbers exercise demo

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Quick tips to do standing climbers correctly.

  • Begin by standing tall with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms fully extended outwards.
  • Keep your palms open and facing downward.
  • Inhale as you lift your knee and reach your arm forward, emphasizing the engagement of your core muscles, and exhale as you lower your leg and return to the starting position.
  • Keep a slight bend in the knee that remains on the floor as you do the standing climbers

3 Love Handles Tips for Teachers

Do 30 Minutes of Structured Exercise

Do your best to get in at least 30 minutes of structured exercise everyday (except your rest days).

This can be anything from belly fat workouts to love handles workouts.

The main thing is to have a dedicated 30 minutes to structured exercise.

In addition to this, if you have time, incorporate other forms of movement into your day like walking, stretching, cycling or swimming.

Although any movement is better than no movement at all, 30 minutes of dedicated time for a structured workout is the gold standard for maintaining consistency.

And consistency is the King, Queen, Bishop, and Jury when it comes to losing love handles (or any kind of fat).

We have to stay consistent with our workouts to see results.

Skip These Types of Carbs

Refined carbohydrates include white bread, white pasta, hard candy, gas station food, grocery store donuts, and more.

These foods contribute to weight gain and storage of fat as love handles.

Instead, of these foods, it’s best to choose whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, and whole wheat bread.

These whole grain foods provide more fiber, nutrients, and support the body in losing love handles.

Try Mindful Eating

Practicing mindful eating can help reduce love handles.

Eating mindfully just means eating slowly and with intention.

This was (still is) a hard one for me personally but I try my best each meal.

In the beginning of my mindful eating journey, I actually had to set a timer to force myself to chew more. 😅

Some people recommend chewing each bite 30 times before swallowing.

It’s definitely a worthy goal to aspire to when eating more mindfully.

By eating mindfully, it is easier to pay attention to hunger and fullness cues. It also helps us to pay attention to the emotions driving us to eat particular foods.

This way, we make conscious choices about the food we eat. Instead of automatic, subconscious ones.

Love Handles Workout for Teachers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the best foods to eat or avoid to reduce love handles?

Basically anything that doesn’t taste good. 😂

But really, eat the things your grandma would tell you to eat (but not eat herself) LOL

You want

  • lean proteins – like chicken breast – not thighs
  • complex cabs – like brown rice – not white
  • healthy fats – like avocado – not cheese burgers
  • fruits – like apples, oranges, bananas
  • vegetables – like spinach, carrots, bokchoy
  • water – and lots of it

These are the types of foods that keep your body stable and balanced so that you are not inflamed.

They help you recover well from your daily stressors. And they help your body to avoid storing excess fat in your stomach and waist.

How do I know if I have love handles?

Good news! If you’re not sure if you have love handles, then most likely you don’t have them.

But if you want to be SUPER sure, put on a fitted bodysuit and look in the mirror.

If there are 2 or more bumps on the sides of the bodysuit, then you probably have love handles.

If there are no bumps then you don’t have love handles.

Please don’t pinch your waist to do this test. Let’s leave that for the ladies in stock photos.

How can I get rid of love handles without surgery?

The best way to get rid of love handles without going through surgery is to make permanent changes to how you eat, exercise, sleep and stress.

For example, if you’re a person that eats the standard American breakfast of croissants, doughnuts and coffee, you might choose to make a permanent change to eating something like salmon, bok choy and fresh bananas for breakfast.

Yes, I recognize that the permanent change option is not as appealing as the normal standard, but this is just the reality of what it means to have a sexy, gorgeous human body.

Another example is if you’re a person that tends to sleep six hours a night – 📝sidebar. I used to do this, so there is no judgment here…You might choose to make a permanent change to sleeping an extra 2 hours every night so that you’re getting your full 8 hours of sleep.

I recognize that this is very challenging to do in our fast-paced lifestyle, but again, this is just one of the joys of being a human being.

The key is to remember that it has to be a permanent change that you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life.

Avoid temporary quick fixes – they can do serious damage to your health and self-esteem.

How do you get rid of love handles?

Love handles, also known as excess fat around the waistline, can be stubborn and difficult to get rid of.

But it can be done.

Here’s how to get rid of love handles.

1. Workout

To get rid of love handles, you want to make sure you have a regular and consistent workout routine.

Ideally, your workout routine should include love handles workouts like the ones provided on this page.

This will stimulate your body to burn the excess fat stored around the waist.

2. Caloric deficit

To lose love handles, you need to create a caloric deficit. This means consuming fewer calories than your body requires.

This forces the body to use some of the fat currently stored as love handles for energy.

After hearing this, some women try to create a huge calorie deficit in hopes of getting faster results.

Usually, this approach backfires because it can throw some hormones off and create fat storage (instead of loss).

My preference as a Certified Personal Trainer is to stick with a small to moderate caloric deficit.

This tends to be a more sustainable and highly effective approach to reducing love handles.

3. Healthy eating:

This goes along with the previous point. It is much easier to create a caloric deficit while eating lightly processed (or unprocessed) foods.

I personally enjoy a few raw brazil nuts every morning 😃

I’m not even going to play you. They don’t taste anything like oreos but they feel good in my belly when I eat them.

They are also so satiating that I don’t crave more after eating just 3. I can’t say the same for oreos. haha

So – focus on unprocessed foods. They are less likely to trigger cravings and overeating the way highly engineered foods can.

4. Aim for 4 weeks

Here’s a secret I don’t want to share.

Love handles take at least 4 weeks to appear and become visible to the point that they bother us.

Given this fact, you should also give yourself at least 4 weeks of consistent exercise and healthy eating to start to notice visible changes.

This doesn’t mean the love handles will disappear in 4 weeks. It just means, don’t quit before 4 weeks is up.

It’s okay to “mess up” along the way. For example, missing one workout. Or eating oreos for breakfast one stressful day.

Those things are just a part of life. The key is to keep going and make yourself proud by being consistent 4 weeks – minimum.

Are there any specific diet tips or nutritional recommendations that can help in getting rid of love handles?

Yes, there are specific diet tips and nutritional recommendations that can help in getting rid of love handles.

Love handles, also known as excess fat around the waistline, can be stubborn to get rid of, but with the right diet and nutrition, it is possible to reduce their appearance.

1. Correct Nutrition Goals

The first thing to look at is your nutrition goals.

Why?

Because the way to eat to lose love handles is totally different from the way to eat to grow a booty.

I see WAY too many women trying to lose love handles and GROW a booty at the same time.

Let’s not do that this year 😊

This year, let’s eat according to our goals.

The next tip follows from here.

2. Calorie Deficit Goal

To lose love handles, the correct nutrition goal is to create a calorie deficit.

A calorie deficit means consuming fewer calories than your body needs to maintain its current weight.

The amount of this deficit (200 calories? 300? 500?) is totally and completely up to you.

To achieve a calorie deficit, you can reduce portion sizes, choose unprocessed foods, and avoid drinking calories (soda, lemonade, etc.)

📝 Please don’t assume that a bigger calorie deficit is automatically better.

Some people make progress faster by following a more conservative deficit goal.

Experiment with different goals and follow the deficit that works for you!

I’m a moderate deficit girlie myself. I can’t do the whole huge calorie deficit thing. I like food too much for that 😂

3. Stay hydrated

Drinking enough water is essential for overall health and keeping love handles away.

Water helps in digestion, keeps you feeling full, aids in the removal of waste from the body, and boosts post-exercise recovery.

Most adults should aim to drink at least 8 cups (64 ounces) of water per day.

You can even boost the effectiveness of your water intake by adding electrolytes.

Workout Options (Love Handles Workout for Teachers)

There are two workout options for love handles workout for teachers in this post.

Regardless of the option you choose, please be sure to do a thorough warm up and cool down.

Here’s a good multi-purpose warm up that most people can easily do.

  • 20 sec jumping jacks
  • 20 sec squats
  • 20 sec lunges

Do twice.

For your cool down, I recommend doing your favorite gentle streches for at least 5 minutes.

Love Handles Workout for Teachers Workout Video (Option 1):

Do you want to try a follow along love handles workout?

Simply press play on the video below.

It’s only 10 minutes long. You’ll be done before you know it!

Workout Video: *Intense* 10 Min Fat Burn Workout 🔥 – Arm Fat, Thigh Fat, Back Fat, Belly Fat 👋

Love Handles Workout for Teachers (Option 2):

Do you want to try a self-paced love handles workout for teachers workout?

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Love Handles Workout for Teachers: Workout Outline

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  • Love Handles Workout for Teachers-compass exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Teachers-hop clap exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Teachers-t knee ups exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Teachers-split taps exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Teachers-standing climbers exercise
 
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Workout Instructions (1/2)

Do each exercise for 30 seconds. Take a 10 second break between each exercise.

  1. compass
  2. hop clap
  3. t knee ups
  4. split taps
  5. standing climbers

Workout Instructions (2/2)

Once you complete all the exercises above as explained, take a 1 minute break, then repeat the exercises as follows

  1. standing climbers
  2. split taps
  3. t knee ups
  4. hop clap
  5. compass

Once you complete this second round, congratulations! Your love handles workout for teachers workout is complete!

Want another workout? Try this love handles workout.

A few things to note:

  • Whenever there are 2 exercises shown side by side, one is a lower impact modification. Always go with the lower impact version if you are a beginner or have not exercised in a long time.
  • If I show an exercise that you do one leg (or arm) at a time, do the leg (or arm) shown for 15 seconds. Then do your other leg (or arm) for the remaining 15 seconds.

It’s easier for me to show you how to do it with just one arm or leg in this post. But if you’re doing my full-length follow along Premium workout videos, I always show both sides of every exercise.

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