Do you -like us- want to look great in that little black dress over the Christmas party season? We’ve asked Reebok for some simple and quick exercises that we can fit around our busy lifestyles.
They’ve given us a two week plan that you can do in the comfort of your own home. The good news? There’s no equipment needed. What’s more, the plan is demonstrated by professional fitness lifestyle and Reebok master trainer Sarah Maxwell, who is loved by celebrities such as Andrea McLean and Strictly dancer Anton Du Beke. The exercises are perfect to tone and sculpt your body so that you’ll look fabulous in your little black dress this party season.
Here are the first few days, stay tuned for the next exercises and Sarah’s tips on how to survive the party season.
Warming up is very important. You need to do this to prevent getting injured and it also gets your brain ready to concentrate and work on toning your body.
Sarah has given you exercises to do every day over 14 days. After you have done 14 days of the program you will know the exercises and be ready to increase the amount you do over the next few weeks. She has shown the amount of repetitions you need to aim to do over the 6 weeks. Always listen to your body and progress gradually.
Your aim throughout this 6 week programme is to walk 140 minutes per week (20 minutes per day). Finding time to fit in regular walking is an important part of your programme – Christmas shopping is a great way to get extra walking in without even realising it! If you can aim to walk as often as possible you will reap the rewards.
Aim for 20 minutes walking per day. This can be cumulative (this means you can do 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening).
Music is a great motivator. Compile a playlist of your favourite songs (uplifting and energising), this is a fantastic way to get you working out and really enjoy it. Of course if you’re going to parties and there’s a DJ – just make sure you get onto that dance floor!
For some of these exercises you can use a small water bottle (500ml) as a weight. Gradually increase the weight as you get stronger.
Warm up for 2-3 minutes every day before starting the exercises.
Remember to look out for the next post for more exercises and Sarah’s tips on how to survive the party season.