Fitness

How to look better in a bikini this year

As your summer holiday approaches the thought of baring all in a bikini might be filling you with dread. If you’ve not managed to shift that winter weight yet then don’t panic! Read on to find out what you need to do in order to feel confident and happy in your bikini this summer…

It’s never too late to exercise: Even if your holiday is only a month away you can still achieve noticeable results if you start exercising now. Combine cardio exercise such as walking, running, and swimming, with strength and toning exercises like yoga and pilates. There are tutorials on YouTube to help you out. Aim to do at least 30 minutes of exercise four to five times per week if you want to see good results.
Start eating better: If you want to look amazing in your bikini then it comes from the inside. The saying “you are what you eat” really is true; what you put into your body has a bearing on how you look on the outside. Aim to up your intake of healthy, lean proteins like fish and chicken, and choose wholegrain foods like brown rice, making sure to also include plenty of fruit and vegetables in your diet to ensure you get a good variety of vitamins and minerals.
Dry body brushing: If you’ve got a holiday coming up and want to look great in your bikini then start dry body brushing before you shower. Sweep the brush across your skin, in the direction of your heart. It helps to boost circulation and gets rid of dead skin cells, leaving your skin glowing. Make sure you follow your shower with a good moisturiser to replenish your skin’s moisture and […]

Getting fit for summer? Here’s our top 5 workout tracks

Our last blog post concentrated on the little things you can do to get beach-ready quickly. This week we’re offering our favourite workout tracks to get you through the gruelling gym sessions.

Achieving your dream body should be fun. If you can’t face the treadmill then at least these five tracks will make you want to get up and dance!

Eye of the tiger: The theme music from Rocky should be able to motivate you as you leather the punch bag and give the speedball a right going over. Put yourself in Stallone’s shoes as you spar with a training partner or lift mega weights with this thumping track from Survivor on in the background.
Call on me: Eric Prydz classic workout track. Play it nice and loud and you can imagine you have the body of the training instructor in the video, just try not to look in the mirror for too long.
Lose yourself: Eminem at his best, this track builds nicely and as you start to sweat it climaxes in a frenzy of words. Look, if you had one shot, or opportunity to work out to one of the best rappers of his generation wouldn’t you like to listen to Marshal as he spits his lyrics on this classic anthem?
The Rockafella Skank: Fatboy Slim knows how to get bodies moving and the video to this track proves this case. Workout to this happy track from the ‘You’ve come a long way’ album from 1998 and it takes away some of the pain.
We found love: No workout would be the same without little old Rihanna on in the background so try this track which features Calvin Harris and it’s great for working out on the treadmill.