With the winter weather still making going outside a total nightmare, it’ll take more than a spinning class to lure you out of bed for a morning workout.
If you’re looking for a workout with a difference, then take your #fitspo from Gigi, Karlie, Vogue and the other stars kicking ass at the gym.
A new survey by Avonmore Slimline Milk found that an incredible 58.5% of Irish women felt at their best straight after exercise, meaning it’s not just celebrities who are reaping the benefits of a great workout.
So grab your gym gear and prepare to feel fighting fit. Here are some of the celeb-endorsed workout trends we’re dying to try.
Vogue Williams has long been an advocate of High Intensity Interval Training, a form of exercise alternating between intense bursts of activity and less-intense bursts or rest periods, for a cardio workout that burns fat and builds core strength. Most gyms incorporate some form of HIIT into their strength-training or cardio classes these days, or you could simply check out one of the many 15-minute HIIT workouts doing the rounds on YouTube.
The Reformer is a machine developed by Pilates creator Joseph Pilates, consisting of a bed-style frame with a flat moving platform on top of it. The stability challenge of working on a Reformer means that you have to work hard to support your own body weight – helping to build long, lean muscles. Miranda Kerr, Khloé Kardashian, Kate Hudson and Karlie Kloss are all fans.
Gigi Hadid credits her Victoria’s Secret worthy body with a mix of both ballet and boxing, and one look at her killer abs is proof she’s on the right track. You won’t get a better cardio workout anywhere, so get your gloves on and pack a punch.
You might still get nightmares from that time your mam forced you along to a ballet class aged seven, but Ballet Barre is different. It’s a high-tempo workout that’s great for strengthening and lengthening. Jourdan Dunn and Doutzen Kroes are both BB converts.
How to make a lunge, plank or bicep curl HEAPS more effective? Use a TRX Suspension Trainer. You’ll notice TRX equipment in a lot of Irish gyms these days, but if you’ve been too nervous to try it out, head along to a class – we guarantee you’ll be hooked. Plus, if it gives you a bod like Holly Carpenter, it’s worth a few first-day nerves…
It tones, it relaxes you and it makes you hella strong – what’s not to love about yoga? For a proper workout try fast-paced forms of yoga like Power or Vinyasa Flow, which will have you sweating out those toxins in no time. Celebrity fans include Hailey Baldwin, Russell Brand and Vanessa Hudgens.
Avonmore Slimline Milk want to help bring out the best in you and are giving away a month’s FREE yoga membership everyday this January. To enter check out the Avonmore website.