Get Bikini Ready with Five Fitness Essentials
It’s April and summer is fast approaching which means many of us have booked our summer holidays and those who haven’t are more than likely thinking about it.
We’ve selected five fitness essentials from Littlewoods Ireland to help you power up your workout so you’re fighting fit and bikini ready in no time.
Exercise bikes are perfect for home fitness. You can adjust the pace to suit your fitness level, whether you’re in the mood for a gentle work out or turn up the dial for an energetic cycle. Bums and legs are targeted while you also burn fat. You can even work out whilst watching your favourite TV programmes, but we’re not advocating this!
Thighs are an area of the body that many women are conscious of, particularly when it comes to bikini season. This nifty little item helps you tone and strengthen the inner thighs, an area which is often hard to reach and overlooked during most workouts. Short reps 2-3 times a week will help you up the ante this summer.
Fear not, dumbbells are not just for body builders and fitness experts. These light weight vinyl dumbbells are female friendly and have a multitude of uses. Use them to tone biceps, triceps or add resistance to your usual abdominal exercises.
This exercise ball is fool proof way of working out. Used correctly it will help strengthen your abdominal, lower back and leg muscles. What’s great about this is the accompanying DVD that instructs you on what exercise are best and how exactly to do them, helping you avoid injury. All the major muscles groups are targeted here, ensuring you get a total body workout. Result!
This abdominal cradle might just make sit-ups that little bit easier. The cradle supports the head and neck, preventing muscle strain in this area. Most importantly it allows you to focus and engage the core muscles to maximise your workout. We can’t promise Bruce Lee’s iconic six pack but this piece of equipment should definitely help you on your way!