Saturday, 27 July 2013


My stylish guide to keep fit and health through out the colder months of the year. Even though the weather is wet, cold and muddy. That isn't a reason why you should stop working out. To get your heart pumping, body sweating and the heat is great for the body. Don't let winter get the best of you. It takes a quick and easy 5 minutes to do a simple work out from your busy 24 hour day. You need that extra push. I work in retail and im always on my feet, lifting boxes, cleaning fixtures, folding clothes, walking up and down the floor. It's never ending, although I do get a work out from just doing that but that doesn't end my daily work out, when I get home a do a 30 minute routine of push ups, sit up and squats. It's so simple and easy. If you're one of those people who can't keep track of their work outs, download an app on your phone that can do all the work for you, even get those workout apps that can guide you to a clean, easy and better lifestyle. I've even added a quick 5 minute routine to help kick start your day! 

Here's a quick 5 minute workout:

1. Clean & Press.
(Works shoulder, back, butt and legs)
- Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and place dumbbell on the floor near each foot. Start squatting, bringing the dumbbells to the outside of your knees.
- Standing strong and bring the dumbbells to your hips, raise the weights through your shoulders and over your head. Lower and repeat for 60 seconds

2. Side Lunge
( works back, butt and legs)
- Stand feet shoulder width apart, holding dumbbells at your sides. Take a huge step out to the left with your left foot. Starting bending your left knee 90 degrees while keeping the right leg straight. Return to start and repeat for 30 seconds then switch legs. 

3. Squat & Bicep Cur
l(Works biceps, butt and inter thighs)
-Stand with feet shoulder width apart to toes pointed out. Have each arm extended, palms up. Bend knees at 90 degrees, squatting as you curl towards your shoulders. Return to start and repeat for 60 seconds

4. Push Up Plus
(works shoulders, chest, abs, back and triceps)
-Begin in a full push up position, palms down on the floor under shoulder and legs extended. Do a single push up then carefully lift your right hand off the floor, extending your arm out to the side. Holding here, lift your left foot off the floor. Lower hand and foot back down to the floor. Do another push up and repeat with the opposite side. 

5. Leg Deadlift & Kick Back

(works back, legs and triceps)
-Stand hip width apart, holding dumbbells with elbows bent 90 degrees, hands close to your rib cage. Lift your right foot behind you and bend forward slowly from the hips. As you straighten your arms, being them next to your hips. Return to starting position and repeat for 30 seconds on each side.