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Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 07:28 PM

No matter what kind of physical condition you're in, it's never too late to start doing some kind of exercise.

Each month in 4you PRIMETIME, Tampa trainer Kristen Carli and her clients will demonstrate a safe and (relatively) simple exercise you can do at home or at the gym. This week, she and Judith Means, 70, of South Tampa, demonstrate front leg kicks.

It's always a good idea to check with your doctor to determine what level of workout is right for you. When you get the go-ahead, focus on exercises that work on balance, strength, flexibility and endurance.

1 Stand up straight and hold outstretched arm straight in front of you.

2 Kick your hand. Breathe out as you kick. Take it easy; don't put so much force behind the kick that you lose your balance.

Tip: Kristen says these front leg kicks work your abs and hamstrings and loosen up your lower body.

Kristen Carli works at Body Construction in Tampa as a personal trainer, nutritionist, weight-loss coach and body-building coach. Contact her at (727) 698-9127 or at