Half-Term Homework-out

Hooray! Half-term brings a welcome breather from the school run. But with children at home, there’s often less time to fit in our fitness regimes. So, for this half-term week, we challenge you to complete our pyramid workout every day. A short, sharp, total body workout – no equipment needed and it won’t take you…

Festive at home workout!

Christmas is almost upon us, and if you’re anything like us, you’re pretty excited!! Although, like us, you’re probably also struggling to squeeze in any kind of workouts between the shopping, food prep, present wrapping and family visiting. So, here’s the perfect festive body blast – 16 minutes of heart rate raising exercise that you…

November Core Challenge

So here it is ….. the Joie de Vivre November Core Challenge – 4 weeks worth of core exercises that will work your abdominals, tranversus abdominis, obliques, erector spinae and more. So many every day functions call on our core to perform – from scooping up a package, riding a bike, running for a bus,…

Sweat-it Tabata Challenge – Final Day!

If you’ve joined us for any, or all of our 12 day Tabata Challenges, well done! As you’ve probably discovered, even in a short 6-12 minute time period, Tabata workouts get your heart rate racing – boosting your metabolism and working your aerobic and anaerobic systems, benefiting the body with hours of post-workout calorie burn.…

Sweat-it Tabata Challenge – Day 10

Last 3 days of our challenge! We are increasing to four rounds of 50 seconds exercise/10 seconds rest for this final push, taking us to 16 minutes in total. Remember, you are training both your aerobic and anaerobic systems, increasing your metabolism for anything up to 24 hours so go all out and reap the…

Sweat-it Tabata Challenge – Day 7

Welcome to day 7 of our challenge – things are about to get a whole lot tougher! We are increasing our timings to 50 seconds exercise/10 seconds rest. Starting with 3 rounds of squat jumps, mountain climbers, switch lunges and plank – 12 minutes in total. This type of high intensity training works both your…

Sweat-it Tabata Challenge – Day 6

We’re halfway through our challenge – congratulations if you’ve been with us since the start! Today we’re back with press ups, high knees, plank jacks and fabulous burpees! Four rounds of 20 seconds exercise/10 seconds rest. Give it everything you’ve got and enjoy on this gorgeous sunny Saturday.

Sweat-it Tabata Challenge – Day 5

Good Morning! Its day 5 of our challenge, hope you’re enjoying it! Four rounds again today, 20 seconds exercise/10 seconds rest : Reverse lunge into front kick (alternate legs), Jumping Jacks, Spiderman Plank (keep low, core tight and drive knee forward towards elbow), finish with Sprint on the Spot as fast as you can, pumping…

Perfect Planks

There is a lot of buzz about lately for strengthening our “core”. The core is constructed of many muscles, including the Rectus Abdominus (abs), Obliques, Erector Spinae, Transverse Abdominis (TVAs) to name but a few. A strong core leads to good posture, balance and stability, as well as stabilising the spine, pelvis and shoulder girdle.…