THIS is how you can get fit without splashing out on a pricey gym membership.
Fitting a workout around a busy schedule can be quite daunting and sometimes impossible.
If you’ve got a busy work and social life, fitness can sometimes be forgotten about. But finding time to keep fit shouldn’t have to be a workout in its self.
London-based personal trainer, online coach and fitness writer, Mollie Millington has revealed some quick and easy fitness tips for those who struggle to find time to workout.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, she said: “Hitting the gym when you get home is key. I know once I sit down on the couch, I will struggle to get up again.
“The government recommends at least 10 minutes of exercise at a time to accumulate 150 minutes per week, think about going for a walk around the block or using the stairs during your tea or lunch break.”
Mollie helps her clients to find a balance between work, fitness, food and fun. She uses her health coaching skills to assist gym lovers to discover new activities and foods to make their journeys more enjoyable.
Here she reveals her five easy workouts to Daily Star Online – and you can do them anywhere.
It might look silly doing 20 stars jumps on the way into the office, but doing this quick exercise is a good way to warm your body up.
1. Press ups:
If you want to keep it easy for yourself, stand up against a wall and push yourself away from the wall and repeat.
However, iif you’re feeling strong and willing to challenge yourself, try it on a stable desk or counter as decreasing your upright angle will make it more difficult.
2. Hamstring curls:
This exercise is important to increase muscle and strength for your legs and glutes.
Sit on a chair or step, drop your bum off of the edge and lower yourself down and back up again. Use your heels to ‘walk’ around the room (drag yourself forward by digging heel into ground and bending knee to move chair forward).
3. Tricep dips:
Want to get rid of those bingo wings? Tricep curls are the ultimate workout to lose fat on your arms.
Mollie says if you want to keep the exercise easier bend your knees when performing this move.
Use a stable chair or step, drop your bum off of the edge using your arms to lower yourself down and back up again. To make this harder, straighten your legs.
4. Wall sit:
Sit with your back against a wall and knees at a 90 degree angle. The longer you hold it, the harder it is.
But if you really want to step up your game, hold something heavy, like a ream of paper or books to make it more challenging.
5. Side plank:
Doing a normal plank is the best way to slash belly fat, but if you want to see your obliques pop out then try a side plank.
Place one hand on a stable/desk counter and reach the other hand up in the sky.
You can make this more challenging by raising the top foot off the ground or bringing the upper hand around the front to wrap around the waist and then back up to the sky again.
Again if you’re doing this in the office, it won’t look weird if you randomly drop to the ground and hold your position.