Resistance Is Key: Resistance training is a great way to tone up as it kick starts the metabolism and burns calories even when you’ve finished training - helping you reap the rewards long after the gym! To ensure you get the results you’re after, increase the weight size every two weeks.
Eat Well, Be Well: We all know a healthy diet is important but it is also essential if your goal is to tone up. Make sure your diet consists of protein, fruits, vegetables and whole grains - this will provide your body with the fuel it needs to get through the day and stop you snacking when you don’t need to.
Don’t Forget Your Cardio: Cardio is the best way to burn fat, speed up the metabolism and build muscle tone. To get quick hits of cardio pick high impact classes such as Body Pump, Cycle or Boxing - giving these a go on a regular basis will have you toned up and feeling great in no time.
Be Patient: They say Rome wasn’t built in a day and this goes for exercise to. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you will see results after your first session or in even in the first week - this is where people lose motivation and give up. Provided you stick with your exercising and eat well, you should start to see results after three to four weeks
By Dan Andrews, Fitness Manager at Virgin Active Health Clubs
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