Here is the latest blog from our fantastic new expert, personal trainer Amy.
Amy says: I’m hoping you are all full of beans for this week’s workout - all you need is a couple of cans of beans or soup from the cupboard and perhaps a chair.
I know many people, and women in particularly, shy away from using weights with the perception that we will end up like Arnold Schwarzenegger. But the reality is very different – you would need a serious weights regime to take on the physique of a movie character!
I’m Amy Marlow and I’m delighted to be joining Slimavite's expert team to help you reach your weight loss goals.
At ELF Fitness the emphasis is on enjoying exercise whether it’s a walk to the shops, grabbing a few tins from the cupboard for some toning circuits in the lounge or taking on a 5km run.
As a singer, dancer and personal trainer I know how important it is to keep fit and healthy and each week I’ll be bringing you the latest news and ideas to help you in every aspect of improving your fitness, as part of your weight loss journey.
As the popularity of military fitness grows, Slimavite personal trainer Simon Parker offers his quick guide for beginners on feeling the Boot Camp burn.
The Burpee – a Boot Camp staple
A burpee basically combines a squat, pushup, and vertical leap. It is an excellent full body exercise that is used for both strength training and as cardiovascular exercise, commonly used in military training.
▪ Begin in a standing position.
▪ Drop into a squat position with your hands on the floor in front of you.
▪ Kick your feet back, while simultaneously lowering yourself into a push up
Ballroom fever is again sweeping the nation, and with the return of Strictly Come Dancing to our screens, we thought we’d take a closer look at the benefits of the activity for slimmers.
Dancing is a fantastic way to get fit and to boost weight loss. It’s no wonder the glamorous dancers on the show stay so trim, and that the celebrity participants report year after year that they have lost weight while taking part.
Dancing the slower numbers, such as the Waltz and Fox Trot, can help you burn around 130 calories/around 0.75 Bites an hour.
For busy mums, finding the time to be more active may seem like an uphill battle. If you’re running around after the children, while juggling a job and keeping the household in order, then it may seem difficult to grab some ‘me’ time to concentrate on your own health and fitness.
But according to Slimavite personal trainer Simon Parker, there are some easy ways for even the busiest of mums to start building more physical activity into their daily routines – and to have a little fun along the way!