Georgia Collins, Acting Beauty Editor: Power Plates
By now everyone has heard of the benefits of Power Plates everyone from Dannii Minogue to Elle McPherson is hooked, but being the fitness phobe I am I havent quite got round to trying it yet. Im aware of the benefits a leaner, longer, more toned body but the best bit in my book is that sessions are a mere 25 minutes each, definitely something I can handle. So come January I plan to make some time (the short lessons mean I can even fit one in my lunchbreak) to go to some classes and for once, commit properly to exercising. Ill let you know how I get on...
Amy Lawrenson, Online Beauty Writer: Hula Hooping
Last year I took up running, so my overall health has improved, however my tummy just will not budge which is why my chosen fitness regime is hula hooping. Apparently Beyonce and Michelle Obama are fans and Beyonces figure is fierce. My gym offers half hour hula hoop classes - apparently you cant hoop for too long at one time, which I like the sound of. Last month I went to my gym to brush up on my hoop skills so I feel ready for my class this Saturday. Ive also got myself a hoop, so I can practise weekdays too. Wish me luck!
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Suzanne Scott, Acting Beauty Writer: Running
Just like everyone else, I am inspired to take up a new form of exercise for the new year. However, Im not interested in yet another fashionable new class. Instead I want to take up a sport, learn a real technique and hopefully embrace something that I wont bore of and wont cost the earth. This is where running comes in to the equation. Whilst the extent of my recent running experience involves a daily mad dash to the bus stop, I havent donned a pair of trainers and properly run for some time. So here goes
Sophie Gridley, Beauty Intern: Olympian-inspired Workout
Back in sunnier times, I visited Bisham Abbey its the countrys national sports centre, and the training home of some of the UKs top athletes including many who will be competing in 2012s Olympics. Trainer Greg Whyte works with a number of them. Inspired by a workout he put me through that he uses to train Englands rowing talent for that final push of a race (it took mere minutes but was tough and punishing), ELLE asked Greg if he could create an Olympian-inspired workout exclusively for us after all, if a workout like that can get the countrys sporting best in shape, what can it do for an ELLE girl? The joy of this workout is you can join in too its gym-free, so no spend required and its totally tailored to time-starved ELLE readers, lasting just 8 minutes. Im expecting big results from a minimal time commitment but will I be able to last the course?
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