With the end of 2017 fast approaching now would be a good time to start planning how you’ll achieve that get fit new year resolution almost everyone makes. If you’re lacking inspiration try an exercise these fitness experts count in their faves.
Kimmy Smith | Kimmy Smith Fit
Kimmy Smith, the founder of the Fit Mummy Project App says her favourite exercise is anything that makes her feel confident and strong.
"I love matching an affirmation to each workout I do to create a positive link between creating a strong body and a strong mind. I think it is really important to realise that the benefits of exercise go way beyond how you look. The mental and emotional benefits are far-reaching. At this time of year, I always struggle to find time to exercise, so I love short 15-20 minute workouts that I can do from home. The Fit Mummy Project Barre and Yoga flows are my go-to’s for this time of year!"
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Carlos Elysee | 30 Minute Blitz
“My favourite exercise are the pull ups/chin ups.
This is a great exercise to test your natural strength and build upper body strength as well, and is very underrated.
I use it as a warm up and also a muscle fatigue exercise, as it only takes one or two sets of between 10 and 20 reps to completely fatigue the upper body muscles.
MyDeal Pro Tip 1:
The thing about exercise is it’s repetitive. Kudos to those people who love going for a run on the treadmill but some of us look for more exciting ways to keep fit. For a workout that’ll have you sweating and laughing why not try a trampoline from MyDeal. You can practice a range of exercises that build muscle in your core, legs, hips and glutes (find some to try here).
MyDeal Pro Tip 2:
The hardest part of getting to the gym has to be getting out of bed. But if you have a nice firm mattress then you can work out your abs in your pjs. Try out a few of these moves and show off a toned stomach when Summer finally arrives.
Toe Taps (for lower abs): Lying on your back bring your legs into tabletop position. Lower one foot (toes pointed) toward the ground. Stop when you feel your spine curve away from your mattress. Engage your abs and slowly pull your leg back to tabletop position. Repeat on other side.
Pendulum Swing (for obliques): Bring your legs into tabletop position and arms stretched out wide. Pin your knees together and hold them there throughout the whole move. Gradually lower both legs to one side - they don’t have to touch the bed! Stop when you feel your shoulder lifting off the bed. Bring both legs back to centre, pulling in from your obliques. Repeat on other side.
Variety is the spice of life and we think adding a bit of variety to your exercise regime is just the thing to keep you on track for a fit and fresh 2018.