Want a perkier bum, to tone up those bingo wings or a flat tum? Personal trainer to the celebs, Matt Roberts, shows you how, with just one move...
We all have parts of our body that we’d love to tone up. Maybe you’d like a more pert bum, perkier chest, slimmer thighs or a flat, toned tummy? Then you need some simple toning exercises that really work.
The right toning exercises will change your body completely, making you look and – more importantly – feel great so you can wear your favourite jeans, new dress or that bikini (when the weather warms up or you head off on holiday) with confidence. Oh, and get lots of lovely compliments too!
Personal trainer Matt Roberts (mattroberts.co.uk) knows exactly which toning exercises work for different problem areas. He’s helped lots of celebrities like Amanda Holden and Mel C get in shape, and he can help you tone up too!
Click through the gallery and find out which toning exercises Matt swears by for the bum, chest, thighs, arms and tum, plus his expert how-to advice to make sure you’re doing those toning exercises right every time.
All of the equipment mentioned is available from Matt’s new fitness range for Argos (in store from 19th January), with prices starting from just £7.99.
So, what are you waiting for? Get the body you’ve always dreamed of now with these simple toning exercises…
‘Lay with your
shins on a stability ball, tuck in your pelvis, contract your abs and
press your elbows to the floor. Try to do this 20-30 times.’
‘Using a resistance cuff on your ankles, lay face down on your elbows and knees with both knees bent. Press your heel high to the ceiling. Repeat 10 to 15 times, then change legs. Try to do three sets on each leg.’
‘You want to work out the whole arm rather than just part of it. Grab a resistance band and stand on it with one foot, cross it over then lift to chest height and back down again. Do this 15 to 20 times. Combine with a tricep exercise (like a tricep dip) to really tone up your arms.’
Reverse lunges on a step
‘Stand up straight with your arms out in front of you on top of a step. Then step one leg backwards, bending the knee and press down through the heel. Raise the arms as you lower your body. Repeat 10 times then change legs.’
‘Put a bench or step on an incline and grab some dumbbells. Lying on your back, gently open the arms outwards, keeping the weights above your chest. This exercise really lifts the chest. Do as many as you can.’