Posts byTom Atkinson

5 moves that should be in your routine

Are you an occasional exerciser or a fitness fanatic? Regardless of your ability, these are five bodyweight exercises that are great to build into your routine. Developed by Virgin Active Master Personal Trainer, Tom Atkinson, the five exercises will give your whole body a workout and boost your strength. Follow the descriptions, illustrations and How-To videos below to perfect your technique…
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28-Day Challenge: Ultimate Pressup Workout

Pressups always have been and always will be a fundamental test of upper body strength. They’re great for getting the pecs, shoulders and triceps firing without any equipment at all! This simple, periodised 28-day push-up challenge is guaranteed to improve your upper body strength and size. The Ultimate Pressup Workout 28-Day Challenge has been developed by…
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30-Day Challenge: Squat Strength Workout

The squat is one of the foundation stones of a good exercise routine that is both great for weight-loss and building strength.The Squat Strength 30-Day Challenge has been developed by Virgin Active Master Personal Trainer, Tom Atkinson and is is based around squats and their multiple variations that you can do at home and in the gym. The illustrations and How-To videos…
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Male workout: Burn that belly!

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 female version instead? Follow this link to find Emily Cole’s 3 Fat Burning Exercises! When guys come into the gym and tell…
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30-Day Challenge: Your Fittest Year Yet

The “Your Fittest Year Yet” 30-Day Challenge has been developed by Virgin Active Master Personal Trainer, Tom Atkinson. The plan is not only easy to follow, but will also help you shed those extra pounds and get in great shape in just one month. As well as coming up with the plan, he’s even filmed some How-To…
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30-day challenge: Core strength

This month, Virgin Active’s Tom Atkinson is giving you a 30-day workout plan that will take your core strength from zero to hero. This is the first in a three part series of 30-day plans that will get your body fit and in shape before summer arrives. This is a great introductory 30-day workout plan as…
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The ultimate men’s fit guide: part 3

This month, Virgin Active’s Master Personal Trainer Tom Atkinson is helping you reach your fit goals. In his first post of the three part series, he gave us the low down on the importance of warming up and why you should start your routine with the hardest part of your workout – compound lifts. In…
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The ultimate men’s fit guide: part 2

This month, Virgin Active’s Master Personal Trainer Tom Atkinson helps you reach your  fit goals. In his first post of the three part series, he gave us the low down on the importance of warming up and why you should start your routine with the hardest part of your workout – compound lifts. Now, he…
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Video: Your summer fitness circuit

This month, Virgin Active  is giving us their holiday workout routines. Here is a seven exercise circuit. Want something more relaxing? Check out  calming, muscle-stretching yoga routine. Looking to get in better shape, remember Vitality members get half price Virgin Active gym membership.
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Video: Your yoga routine

This month, Virgin Active  is giving us a holiday workout routines. Here are some calming, muscle-stretching yoga. Want to feel the burn? Check out their seven exercise circuit. Don’t forget that with Vitality you can enjoy Virgin Active at half price.
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The ultimate men’s fit guide: part 1

Virgin Active’s Master Trainer Tom Atkinson has come up with a series of tips that’ll help you lose some unwanted flab and tone up. Not only that, but these guidelines will help improve your metabolism, utilise fat stores, increase testosterone production and leave you feeling great. What should the first part of my routine be?…
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