Halle Berry's at home bodyweight workout uses just a towel – Insider

Hollywood icon Halle Berry is no stranger to core exercise, sporting six-pack abs in her 50s. Her recent Instagram workout shows the actress working on a full-body burn anyone can try at home.  
The short workout includes five movements — all you need to get started is a towel or T-shirt.
Berry’s trainer, Peter Lee Thomas, told Shape that he’ll often have the actress try “very resourceful” workouts with household furniture or stairs, which is part of his training philosophy of making exercise accessible. 
“I just love the idea that you can get a whole lot with very little,” he said. 
Thomas told Shape you can tailor the workout to your desired difficulty level. For a good starting point, try 10-20 reps of each movement, he posted on Instagram. For more of a challenge, you can repeat the circuit, or try doing as many reps as possible of each exercise for two minutes (known as an AMRAP workout). 
Regardless of how intensely you work out, move slowly and with control to properly engage your abs, Thomas said. 
“Slower is usually harder, faster is usually easier, and people do things fast to rush through them so they can just get it done,” he told Shape.
The exercises are as follows:
Berry’s workout is high-intensity, but all of the movements can be effectively modified for beginners. 
The burpee jump-over looks good on Instagram, but it’s challenging to do safely, according to Kat Com, founder, CEO and trainer at Studio SWEAT. Start with moving burpees, or even burpee modifications like squat thrusts, Com told Insider. 
For Russian twists, start by keeping your feet on the floor to master the movement, trainer Miriam Fried previously told Insider. You can also do both twists and sit-ups without a towel.
While step-back lunges are great for beginners, you’ll need good balance to add the knee drive. To work on it, consider holding on to a sturdy piece of furniture with one hand as you lunge. 
Finally, make skater hops easier by substituting a step, instead of a jump, from side to side.  
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