Here’s How to Work Out With Your BFF From A Bikini A Day’s Natasha Oakley & Devin Brugman

Here's How to Work Out With Your BFF From KGBody x A Bikini A Day's Natasha Oakley & Devin Brugman

Check out this #BODYLOVE x Bandier workout designed by elite trainer Katherine Greiner.

Because working out with your bestie is better: swim babes Natasha Oakley & Devin Brugman of cult-following A Bikini A Day have teamed up with elite trainer (& {un}covered regular) Katherine Greiner of KGBody to create a total body workout as part of the duo’s #BODYLOVE series held in collaboration with Bandier. Guaranteed to get your glutes (& otherwise) in gear just in time for summer, Katherine specifically designed the 8-move circuit to be done in pairs – meaning no better reason to grab your bff and get your sweat on. That is, until you’re sweating it out on the beach this summer while showing off your hard earned bod, preferably with a mai-tai in hand.

Check out the workout below as explained by Katherine, then get ready to get your plank on.

Move 1: Step-Out Side Squats

“Stand side by side with your partner. Simultaneously step your outside leg to a wide parallel second position and lower hips back and down to a squat position. Return to start. Repeat for 30 seconds, then switch sides.”


Move 2: Plank with Jumps

“One partner assumes a plank position on elbows (or hands) with feet slightly wider than hip width apart. Partner two performs tuck jumps up and over partner one’s feet, moving back and forth and from left to right.”


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Move 3: Back-to-Back Partner Wall Sit

“Partners stand with their backs together and link elbows to help stay connected during the move. Feet are slightly in front of their bodies, wider than hip width, and legs are straight to start. Partners then simultaneously lower down to a squat position where knees are bent at a 90-degree angle. Return to standing and repeat.”


Move 4: Partner Tricep Dips

“Partner one takes a knee on the floor or a cushion while partner two supports their body weight with their hands on partner one’s thigh. Partner two then performs a tricep dip by bending at the elbows and lowering so that the elbows come to a 90-degree angle, then pressing back up to a straight arm. Start with feet on the floor and knees bent; for a more advanced version, the legs can be straight.”


P.S. Wondering about Natasha & Devin’s workout duds? They’re part of their new athletic wear line Monday Active, available exclusively at Bandier here.

Move 5: Partner Side Lunge

“For this exercise, partners should face each other and place palms together. Start with legs straight and feet wider than hip width apart. At the same time, partners bend one knee on the same side and sit hips back and down to come into a side lunge, making sure to keep the other leg straight. Return to start and repeat on the second side.”


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Move 6: Plank with Claps

“Partners should face each other. Planks can be done on the hands or elbows (for this variation, doing it on the elbows is the more challenging option). Simultaneously lift the right hand to clap the partner’s right hand. Return to both hands/elbows on the floor and switch to clap hands on the left.”


Move 7: Arabesque Leg Lifts

“For this exercise, partners can face each other as they did in the side lunge exercise, with palms touching one another. Standing tall on the support leg and using each other’s hands for balance, lift a straight, slightly turned-out working leg back and up to squeeze the butt, then return to touch the toe to the floor. Repeat for 30 seconds on one leg, then switch to the other side.”


Move 8: Lower Ab Bicycle

“Partners should lie on their backs on the floor with legs bent and feet on the floor. Toes should be touching the toes of the partner. From this position, lift feet off the floor and place the bottoms of the feet to touch your partner’s. Perform a bicycle crunch while maintaining connection with your partner’s feet the entire time. Opposite elbows will reach toward opposite knees to create a slight twist in the torso and work the sides of the body while performing the exercise.”


This workout originally appeared on The Coveteur.