Posts byEmily Cole

7 core exercises you need in your routine

Whether you want a simple, effective core workout to follow in the gym or you’re just looking for new exercise inspiration, the Virgin Active personal trainers share their ultimate moves. Take this workout to the gym with you and perform each move for 45 seconds, with 15 seconds rest. This will give you a great…
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7 ultimate moves for your lower body

If you want to challenge the biggest muscles in your body, try this ultimate leg and glutes workout. It’s easy enough to try out on the gym floor and the exercises are tipped by our Virgin Active personal trainers as the most effective moves to try, in order to get results. Perform each move for…
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The power of three: your outdoor full-body workout

Virgin Active trainer Emily Cole shares her ultimate outdoor workout using three key pieces of kit that will transform your session. With temperatures soaring, there’s still time to head outside and do your workout in the great outdoors – whether it’s your local park, common or in the garden. If you want to give your…
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8 reasons you’re not seeing results in the gym

You’ve been hitting the gym but you’re not seeing results. Sound familiar? You’re not alone, says Virgin Active personal trainer Emily Cole. Here, she explains 8 reasons why your workout might not be cutting it and how to fix it today. Nothing is more disheartening than spending months working towards a fitness goal and failing…
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7-minute HIIT bum workout

Fitting in a workout is easy with this short HIIT video you can do at home or in the gym. Follow Vitality partner Virgin Active’s trainer Emily Cole through this 7-minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout, focused on shaping and toning the glute muscles. Always check with your GP before making any significant changes to your workout…
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7-minute HIIT legs workout

With the cold weather and dark evenings, a short workout you can do at home or in the gym is the perfect way to fit some exercise in and boost your mood. Follow Vitality partner Virgin Active’s trainer Emily Cole through this 7-minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout, focused on strengthening and toning the legs. https://youtu.be/MdQuQ1d5VzU Always…
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7-minute HIIT upper body workout

Looking for a workout you can easily fit into a busy day? Follow Vitality partner Virgin Active’s trainer Jordan Shelley through this 7-minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout, focused on the upper body – to help achieve defined arms and shoulders, and increase upper body strength. https://youtu.be/TaGYrvwcc8I Always check with your GP before making any significant…
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7-minute HIIT core workout

Stuck for time but want to get an effective workout in? Follow Vitality partner Virgin Active’s trainer Emily Cole through this 7-minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout focused on your core to help create defined abs and a stronger core. Always check with your GP before making any significant changes to your workout routine,…
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The ultimate fat-burning swim workout

Want to burn mega calories and tone up your whole body? Vitality partner Virgin Active’s personal trainer Emily Cole has these must-try swimming exercises to recharge your routine. Unlike running and cycling, swimming targets every muscle group, giving you a full body workout. It tones muscle, burns fat and has helped to craft the bodies of…
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Female workout: 3 Fat Burning Exercises

Taken from Vitality Magazine issue 7, out 30th January 2016. Want to read the article in full in its original format? Print it off and take it to the gym: Click here! After the male version instead? Follow this link to find Tom Atkinson’s Burn That Belly workout! When a woman comes into the gym and tells me…
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5 ways to kickstart your gym routine

There’s no better time than the present to start improving your fitness regime. If you’ve been thinking about joining a gym or working out more often, Virgin Active Personal Trainer Emily Cole has some helpful tips on how to kickstart your gym routine.  Vary your workout Let’s face it, doing the same old routine every time…
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Easy exercises when you’re on the go

Over busy periods it’s understandable if you don’t have time to get to the gym, but that isn’t to say you should skip exercising completely. Virgin Active Personal Trainer Emily Cole gives you some easy ideas for fitness that you can fit in around your gym sessions and squeeze into your routine.  Exercises you can…
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