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Getting swimsuit ready with the best exercises for abdomen and love handles

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's never too early to get a head start on your summer ready body.

Fitness expert Carlos Rivas shares some exercises to get you in shape in time for the spring and summer months.

Spring into Action: Increase Your Metabolism and Reduce Your Waistline with these 3 simple steps.

Setting and achieving goals can be very overwhelming if systems are not put in place. Systems that our Professional Personal Trainers use is the FitBit or a simple tracking device that keeps track of your eating habits, water intake, cardiovascular activity and sleep.

Set Goals: To achieve a goal, consistency is important. Be very specific about why this goal is important for you to achieve. Imagine how accomplishing this goal will make you feel.

Schedule it: Adding a goal is usually a change in your life, and change takes time to work into your schedule. Starting out small is a great way to incorporate change - it's not too demanding of your time, but you're able to start building a foundation.

For example, a lot of people have a goal to exercise more. Starting out with a 10-minute workout is a great place to start. It's not that difficult to squeeze 10 minutes into your busy schedule - finding a system to make it stick is the key. Maybe you walk during lunch, work out in the morning before you start your day or at the end of your day to help you manage stress.

Measure it: As you develop more and more goals, it's important to keep them organized. The FitBit personal tracking device will help you stay on track and your personal trainer will help you stay focused and accountable!

About Carlos Rivas

Carlos Rivas, MS, CSCS, ACSM-CPT is the Director of Fitness and Wellness Operations @ Proformance Fitness and FitCorp. He holds bachelor's degrees in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine and a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology.

Carlos is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, fitness editor for Kentuckiana Health and Fitness Magazine, Strength and Conditioning instructor for the University of Louisville Exercise Science Program, Fitness Consultant to Ms. America Program, and has more than 20,000 hours of personal training experience.

Carlos can be reached by e-mail  or 502.741.9428 For more information regarding highly individualized personal training and wellness programs visit our website at  


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