Posts byEmily Cole

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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28-Day Challenge: Upper Body Workout

Getting your arms in shape doesn’t mean having big, bulging biceps. By focusing on high repeptition bodyweight exercises, this routine will help you shed inches around your upper body, while leaving your arms and core strong and toned. This 28-Day Upper Body Workout has been developed by Virgin Active Personal Trainer, Emily Cole.The illustrations and How-To videos below will help…
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30-Day Challenge: Squat and Tone Workout

Squat exercises are great for a total lower body workout. They effectively work almost every muscle in the body – not only helping to strengthen the quads, glutes, hamstrings and calves, but also to give you a great core workout too. The Squat and Tone 30-Day Challenge has been developed by Virgin Active Personal Trainer, Emily Cole. The plan…
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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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30-Day Challenge: New Year, New You

The “New Year, New You” 30-Day Challenge has been developed by Virgin Active Personal Trainer, Emily Cole. The plan is not only easy to follow, but will also help you shed those extra pounds and get in great shape in no time at all. As well as coming up with the plan, she’s even filmed some How-To…
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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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30-day challenge: Fat Burner

This month, Virgin Active’s Emily Cole is giving you a 30-day workout plan that will build on last month’s core strength challenge. This is the second in a three part series of 30-day plans that will get your body fit and in shape before summer arrives. After last month’s 30-day core strength challenge, you should have started to…
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