Foam Rolling our way to a Tulum-ready bod

With summer just around the corner, and some beach vacations on the horizon (Viva Tulum!), we are starting to get a bit more aggressive about working out.  For me, that usually means putting down the pizza (NOOOOO!) and picking up the dumbbells, but I’ve been bored with weight training as of late and have been seeking more adventurous and unique means of shedding winter pounds.  

Enter the foam roller.  Before attending the launch event/workout session for Lauren Roxburgh’s Taller, Slimmer, Younger: 21 Days to a Foam Roller Physique, I thought foam rollers were just for massaging sore muscles.  Lauren, named one of Shape Magazine’s Top 50 Hottest Trainers in 2014 and a regular fitness contributor to Goop, has created a game-changing foam roller workout that focuses on a laundry list of good things… sculpting and toning fascia, lengthening muscles, improving alignment, releasing stress and tension, flushing toxins, and alleviating pain. 

Lauren’s a bit of an over-achiever, so not only has she written a kick-ass book designed to “align your body, align your life,” but she also designed her own foam roller line that specializes in aiding lymphatic drainage and decreasing inflammation.  

Here’s one of my favorite exercises from her book.  

To learn more and buy Lauren’s book click here