September Plank Challenge

It’s been one year since we started this challenge. We can’t believe how many planks have been completed. We have had planks after races, on beaches on holidays, with rugby teams, in Disneyland, at Base Camp Everest, on the Great Wall of China, poolside, in playgrounds, in parks, by the fire, at the Taj Mahal, at hen parties, down along … Read More

Tricep Dips for Everyone

Your triceps are the muscles at the top back of your arms. We will show you 3 variations on this exercise to help you strengthen and tone these muscles. Some of you may also have referred to  your triceps as your ‘bingo wings’! Level 1 – Knees Bent Have a look at our Tricep Dip video here which talks you … Read More

Side Planks for Everyone

Follow our step-by-step guide to help you do sideplanks correctly and safely. Start out with Level 1 and only progress to the next level when you become confident and comfortable with 1 minute at that level. The Side Plank is a slight variation to the regular plank. This exercise focuses on the core but also brings in your obliques (the … Read More

Lunges for Everyone

Follow our step-by-step guide to help you do lunges correctly and safely. Start out with Level 1 and only  progress to the next level when you become confident and comfortable with 1 minute at that level. Why should we lunge? Lunges work on the major muscle groups in your legs, your quadriceps and hamstrings. They are a great exercise for … Read More

Push-up Challenge Stage 5 – Floor Pushups

Are you ready to move to the floor? Once you are comfortable at Stage 4 for 1 minute on the 1st step of stairs, only then should you consider moving to the ground. Be patient with these and take lots of breaks. It’s easy to do them incorrectly if you don’t focus on technique. How to do your Floor Pushup: … Read More

Push-ups for Everyone

Don’t tell us you can’t do push-ups. You can. It’s just starting at the right level and gradually progressing. There is a push-up level for everyone. You can do a push-up from  the wall, on a countertop, on steps of a stairs or on the ground. Working the correct muscles in your push-ups is more important than being able to … Read More

1 Minute Plank – Choose your level

Whatever level you are at with the Plank exercise, you can adapt it to  get a great workout in 1 minute. It is so important to build up gradually and slowly. Don’t attempt the more advanced levels until you are very comfortable at the initial levels.  Level 1 : Plank on Knees Starting on your elbow and knees, engage your … Read More

Push-up Challenge Stage 3+4 – Steps of stairs

Moving a little closer towards the ground Only when you are comfortable at 20  Counter/Table Pushups non stop should you even consider moving to this Stage 3. In Stage 3 we use the 3rd step of a stairs as our guide…. Don’t rush into this stage: It is much better to stay at Stage 2 (Counter Pushups) until you are … Read More

Push-up Challenge – Stage 2

Are you ready for the next level ? Take a look at our Counter/Table Pushup video which gives you all the tips for your Stage 2 PushUp. Let’s aim to do as many as you can in 1 minute. Take breaks whenever you need to. This is a big change from Stage 1 so make a special effort to keep … Read More

Push Up Challenge – Stage 1 – Wall Pushups

Are you ready to get started ?  Take a look at our Wall Pushup video which gives you all the tips for your Wall PushUp. Let’s aim to do as many Wall Pushups as you can in 1 minute. Take breaks whenever you need to.   How to do a Wall Pushup : Stand 3 Steps away from the Wall. … Read More