March is here and with spring break right around the corner, many will want to rush to the gym to work off those winter pounds. Adrian Prieto, a senior exercise science major, said a simple weight squat is a great way to tone the body when combined with a healthy diet.

Squats are a great way to hit all the muscle groups and give significant results to the legs and hips in a short amount of time, he said.

The kettlebell squat

Step 1: Stand straight with legs shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, back straight and chin up.

Step 2: Hold the weight with both hands near your core.

Step 3: Bend knees and lift the weight toward your chest while keeping your back straight.

Step 4: Only go down as far as is comfortable.

Step 5: Straighten to starting position.

Step 6: Continue repetitions for no more than two minutes, and add two minutes every fourth workout.