Women come to me every day asking for the best workout to burn fat and become super fit and
sexy. It’s heart breaking for me to tell them that there is no one fix for everyone. Learning the best
exercises for your body is so important and everyone’s needs are different, so your workout should
To get a truly personalised and effective workout, you have to know your specific goals and really
know your body to discover how it is you should be working it. It’s also a bit of trial and error to see
what your body can do and what it can be pushed to do.
However, having said that, there are always going to be a staple exercise and movements which are
going to have a great effect on everyone, regardless of body shape, metabolism rate and resting
metabolic rate. I’m going to give you a rundown of these, they’re always going to be useful so give
them a go and try an d incorporate them into your next workout. Just remember, if you want the
best workout for your own body, you’d need a one on one consultation and an in depth review of
your short and long term goals.
Elevated Mountain Climbers
Mountain climbers are fab as a pretty all over exercise. They tend to work your upper arms, your
legs, your cardio limit and, most effectively, your abs. Elevated the arms adds in just a bit of an extra
resistance to the move so you can get the most out of the movement.
You can elevate your arms using an exercise ball or a step, depending on what you have available.
Take on a push up position with straight arms (don’t lock your elbows) with your hands resting on
the ball/step. Tighten your core by pulling your belly button in towards your spine and HOLD IT
THERE, this exercise only works for your abs if you keep your core tight and engaged.
Your body should be in a straight line from your head to your ankles. Now you need to lift your foot
off the floor and bring in to your chest in one smooth motion. Take it back to the start position and
do the same with the other leg. Repeat this at a fast speed for 30 seconds and then rest for 15.
Repeat this for six sets before taking a longer recovery break.
Girls, you really need to stop being so afraid of heavy weights. You won’t get big, you’ll get sexy! If
you’re wanting to improve your bum and really make it pop then head to the weights area of your
A deadlift is a really simple but really effective exercise that will work wonders for your bubble but
and muscle definition in your shoulders and legs. Grab a barbell and put the weight up to one you
feel comfortable, but pushed, with. There’s no point it being light as it won’t work anything and
you’ll be wasting your time.
Hold the bar in front of your body with your hands taking an alternating grip. Roll your shoulders
back to avoid being hunched over and ensure your chest stands proud with your back straight.
Slowly bring the bar down to your ankles, keeping your back straight and your chest proud. Don’t
lock your legs straight but they should bend more than is necessary.
Pause at the bottom before bringing the bar back to the starting position at a faster speed than what
you descended. Make sure you squeeze your glutes at the top and slightly thrust forward to get the
best range of motion.
This exercise requires dumbbells of a moderate weight and will target your legs, back, shoulders,
arms and bum (phew!). Hold a dumbbell in each hand and bring them up to your ears so you elbow
forms a right angle. Step forward with one leg into a lunge position and push your dumbbells up to the
sky, squeezing your shoulders to do so.
Bring your leg back to the starting position and repeat with your other leg. Do eight of these on each
side before taking a 15-second rest. This exercise is so simple but so good!