Countdown to Summer: Celeb Trainer Harley Pasternak’s 9-Week Bikini Body Workout

04/14/2016 at 02:02 PM ET

Harley Pasternak
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Harley Pasternak is a celebrity trainer and nutrition expert who has worked with stars from Halle Berry and Lady Gaga to Robert Pattinson and Robert Downey Jr. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author, with titles including The Body Reset Diet and The 5-Factor Diet. His new book 5 Pounds is out now. Tweet him @harleypasternak.

Whether you want to believe it or not, the official start of summer is nine weeks away. That means vacations, warm weather, beaches and … [dun dun DUNNN] bikini season. Don’t wait until two weeks before you need to be poolside to try to tone up. I’ve come up with a program that you can do for the next nine weeks to really see a difference in your body by summer!

While these moves can be great to sculpt and tone, keep in mind that there’s no amount of exercise that can make up for a poor diet, so don’t sabotage your results by eating a bunch of junk. Also, to avoid being sedentary for the rest of the day and to burn calories all day long, make sure your Fitbit hits at least 10,000 steps a day.

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Do one set of these 9 exercises (in a circuit, one right after the other) every other day for the next 9 weeks and you can step out in the sun and sand confidently.

Walking Lunge

Stiff-leg Deadlift

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Hip Thrust

Lying Dumbbell Tricep Extension

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Dolphin Bench

Curl Press


Side Plank

Spider Plank

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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