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Feeling wah-wah on the machines? Girl, you gotta mix it up!

Hop on the Treadmill
Do intervals for 10 minutes: Jog 1 minute; sprint (for real) 1 minute; jog at a 2 to 5 percent incline (your tight tush will have these hills to thank!) for 1 minute; repeat 3 times. Finish with a 1-minute dash.

Race to the Elliptical
Next 10 minutes: Alternate 1 minute between resistance level 5 to 8 and 1 minute at level 10 to 15, maintaining pace. Concentrate on pulling and pushing the handles to tackle arm flab while you're at it.

Find the Rower
Meet the unsung gym hero 99 percent of you aren't using. For your final 10, set the resistance at 5 and row, switching grips as follows every 2 minutes to cut up your back: Hold handles, palms down, 2 inches apart; switch to a palms-up grip; slide hands to edges of handle, palms down; move them as close together as possible.

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