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How to Burn the MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF CALORIES

22/06/2022

From skincare hacks to nightly rituals, we’re all for being diligent and efficient with our time—this includes getting the most out of our workouts. To find out the exercises that quickly burn calories, we tapped one of Kourt’s trainers, Amanda Lee, for her expert insight. “These moves and HIIT exercises are super effective because they raise your resting metabolic rate for 24 hours, so your body continues to burn fat after you do them. Also, they burn the maximum number of calories in the shortest period…

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8 Mistakes You Might Be Making Trying to Tone Your Upper Arms

18/06/2022

Strong, sculpted arms are something many people aspire to have – whether that’s for extra strength or just for anyone who just wants limbs to rival Jennifer Aniston. But how do you actually tone them? In your crusade to sculpting your arms, you might be falling foul of some simple mistakes that may end up hindering your progress. Matt Harras, Head of Programming at Virgin Active, talks us through some of the most common arm toning errors he sees.   1. Doubling down on…

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When to Take a Rest Day

17/06/2022

Oh, rest days. So coveted in the week when pushing through your 7am workout feels like climbing Everest, but then when they roll around… well, meh. It’s hard to know what to do with yourself. Should you stretch away the stiffness of the week’s workouts (spoiler: yes) or go for a light walk (yes, again) or should you sink into a hot bath and watch Netflix on your precariously balanced phone (for the third and final time, yes). But why must you…

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11 Tips to Run Safely Outside During a Heatwave

16/06/2022

Running in heat shouldn’t be underestimated. In fact, lacing up in soaring temperatures can have painful consequences. But does that mean you shouldn’t be doing it? Not exactly. You just need to take steps to prevent yourself from becoming dehydrated, sustaining heatstroke (also known as sunstroke) or sunburn. Let’s run through the things you need to know to keep you running safely as summer goes on. This includes being realistic about what you can achieve in the heat and sometimes adjusting what you had…

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Fitness Hacks You Can Do In Your Home

03/06/2022

The reality is we don’t always have the time or bandwidth to schedule a full-blown workout. But there are little exercises you can do throughout the day to squeeze in a mini sweat. Things you probably haven’t thought of, like doing a quick set of body dips on the side of your bathtub before you hop in the shower or doing sit-ups while you catch up on Big Little Lies. This one goes out to all the moms who have…

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11 common home workout mistakes to fix – to avoid injury and get better results

20/05/2022

Making mistakes is an inevitable part of working out at home. Even though gyms are now open, many of us are sticking with our more flexible routine of getting it done in the living room or garden – but unfortunately, this could mean we’re more likely to keep repeating the same home workout errors. So, instead of continuing with bad form and less than helpful habits, get clued up on how to address these issues and work out properly on your own.…

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Are These WORKOUT MYTHS Fact or Fiction?

10/05/2022

We’re not saying that those viral “coregasm” TikToks made us more motivated to hit the gym … but we’re not not saying that, either. This amplified interest in working out made us realize that we have questions. Like, is being sore a legitimate reason to skip the gym? Is working out two days in a row a bad idea? Or are we making excuses because we’d rather go to happy hour and flirt with the hot, emotionally unavailable bartender? Turns out, these…

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5 Barre and Pilates-inspired moves for a strong and healthy core

07/05/2022

There’s a wealth of core exercises out there – so many, in fact, that the choice can feel overwhelming. But achieving a strong core needn’t require a complicated routine or a mile-long list of different moves. Building up strength and stability can be simple and satisfying for both body and soul, as barre instructor and founder of London studios NRG Barrebody, Nathalie Errandonea-Mewes, knows well. Here, she guides us through her top five core exercises, breaking down exactly how to perform them…

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The Only 4 Moves You Need to TONE YOUR WHOLE BODY

26/04/2022

No gym? No problem. Today I’m giving you a quick and effective circuit workout that will work your entire body, and all you need is a set of dumbbells. As a certified personal trainer in the digital media world, my daily mission is to make fitness accessible for everyone, everywhere, no matter what. I believe that there should be no barriers between you and a fantastic workout to keep you feeling great. Gym memberships and trips to the gym are not possible…

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AT-HOME WORKOUTS you can do with a Chair

14/04/2022

We’re getting resourceful with our workouts today. The equipment? A chair. To add to your at-home workout file, we’re sharing a low-impact routine, thanks to mom and fitness expert, Astrid Swan.There are many benefits to a low-impact exercise. Strength, mobility, flexibility, endurance (to name a few). If you’ve been bored lately with your standard routine, add these simple moves using a chair to your lineup. They will keep you light on your toes and give you the confidence you need for the day. Scroll on…

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