Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Georgia Peach
             Delightfully delicious and oh-so-refreshing! This frozen cocktail of Skyy vodka, peach liqueur, and peaches swirled with raspberries is inspired by the Georgia Peach cocktail served at The Cheesecake Factory. ENJOY!

6 Great Stretches For Tight Hip Flexors
                             This is where the hip flexor stretches come to the rescue! These stretches help loosen the hip flexors and improve their flexibility.

6 Simple Ways To Get Addicted To Exercise
               Signing up to a long-term contract and committing to a membership is a risky business, especially if you’re forking out hundreds to join. However, knowing that a chunk of your pay packet is going to those smiling faces at the gym is a huge incentive to get down there and make the most of your membership.Once you’ve signed the dotted line, frame it. Seeing your goals in writing can be hugely motivating – a little reminder of what you want to achieve. Dr. Gail Matthews of the Dominican University in California conducted a ‘goal-setting’ study of 267 participants in which she discovered that you are ‘42 percent more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down.’ It creates purpose and direction – no more excuses!

3 Quick Exercises for Your Best Butt Ever
                1. The Kick Back. Start on all fours with your hands directly below your shoulders and knees under your hips. Bring your right knee into your chest, tuck your stomach in, and pull your belly button toward the ceiling. Next, kick your leg straight back with your foot flexed and the bottom of your foot aimed toward the ceiling. Fully extend your leg and return your knee to your chest. Repeat this 15 times and keep your knee off the ground until you've finished. Switch legs and do two sets of these.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Target your obliques and tummy with these abdominal workouts -
            Warmup: It’s always good to start with a 10-15 minute WarmupGet those muscles nice and warmed up. Not only does this help prevent injury, but you get half of those 30 minutes of cardio in! If you’re at the gym, jump on the treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical or stair master. If you’re home, hit the neighborhood. Walk, run or bike 5-8 minutes one way then turn around and head back.

A soft spot that bugs us.
           Here's a fact about flab: It results not only from lack of muscle tone but also from excess body fat. "You could do 1,005 crunches, but if you don't do enough cardio, you'll just have very toned muscles under a blanket of fat," says Johanna Subotovsky, learning manager at Equinox Fitness. You need at least 30 minutes of cardio, three times a week. Then try this spot-specific advice.
With hands on hips, step forward with right foot and lunge (don't let knee go past toes); return to start. Lunge backward; return to start. Lunge right (keeping left leg straight); go back to start. Then with left foot, lunge to left side. Repeat, leading with opposite foot. Do two sets of 15 reps on each side.Get in a raised push-up position, except with forearms on the floor; hold the pose with back flat and belly in for 30 to 90 seconds. For more definition, try the bicycle. Lie on floor, knees bent, hands behind head. Lift shoulder blades and twist right elbow to left knee; then twist left elbow toward right knee. Do two sets of 15 reps.