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If hitting the beach conjures painful thoughts of skimpy suits, Brazilian wax jobs and itchy sun burn, here’s one way to make the body-baring preparation a whole lot easier from shine.com.

By incorporating Pilates-inspired moves into your fitness routine, you can strengthen and shape your entire core all without doing a single crunch on the floor. What’s more, you’ll straighten your posture and improve your balance-so you can not only look hot in your bikini, but you’ll torch the competition in beach volleyball, too.

4 exercises to strengthen you back.

Here are two exercise videos to help whittle away your waistline:

or you can try this one:

Can’t seem to lose weight? Maybe this is why.

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