Drill Packs

You can find all the Drill Packs, Perfect Form and ‘I like to move it’ posts below:

Drill Pack 1 – Core

With summer on the approach, and cropped tops (for the ladies) being in fashion this season, I guess you, like me, would like to do a bit of work on your core / abs / stomach / midriff! So I have chosen my 3 favourite exercises to share with you…

Drill Pack 2 – Arms & Shoulders

Personally, I could pull a ton using the strength and power in my thighs! However, when it comes to upper body strength I think I am with the majority of the female population in that press ups didn’t come naturally to me!

Drill Pack 3 – Cardio

Lo and behold, you do not need a treadmill, cross trainer, stepper or any other machinery to meet your quota of physical activity for the week…

Drill Pack 4 – Splits Stretch Routine

So you might be like me wanting to be more flexible; but do you know what flexibility actually is? Or how to stretch?…

***NEW*** Secrets of Splits & Flexibility

While browsing for movies to watch on LoveFilm, I came across this DVD by Stacey Nemour; Secrets of Splits & Flexibility…

Perfect Form: Squats

I don’t think there is a class in the universe that doesn’t include a squat in some shape or form. Yet many of my class participants and clients are apprehensive…

Perfect Form: Plank

We’re not talking wood here; we are talking about one of the best abdominal exercises out there which also strengthens your back and shoulders…

Progress Your Plank

As promised in my Perfect Form: Plank post back in September I would post an update with some progressions as there was a lot to cover just on the basic plank position! To start, I have 3 new progressions for you…

Progress Your Plank #2

I think we are all after the “perfect flat stomach”. I personally am more interested in what my core can do rather than how it looks, but hopefully both come hand in hand ;).

Perfect Form: Push Up

The last record for Push Ups in one minute was recorded by the Guinness Book of Records in 2004 and stood at 138! I don’t know about you, but I cannot do anywhere near that amount…

Perfect Form: Lunge

So far, I’ve been over the basics of a Squat, Push-up and Plank; all quintessential exercises that form the basis of more progressive exercises. Now it’s time to nail those lunges…

I like to move it – Ski Jumps

I have another great move for you here…the ski jump…aka side skaters and probably a ton of other names!

This is a great move to get your heart racing whilst challenging your glutes…

I like to move it – L stand

Love this move…so had to share!

The L-stand is awesome for gaining strength in your handstand and working on your form.

***NEW*** I like to move it – Kettlebell Swing
We’ve all seen these hunks of metal sitting there…just sitting there at the side of the gym floor. It seems no one is brave enough to pick up this piece of equipment and get the workout of their life…

 I like to move it – Burpees
Burpee’s are one of those moves that somehow everyone has come to dislike! I have no idea why, when it is such an awesome drill!

***NEW***  I like to move it – Goblet Squat
Say hello to the Goblet Squat. It’s a great variation of a regular squat – working the glutes, quads and hamstrings.

Quick & SimpElle workout #1

I finally decided to impart some wisdom on y’all in the form a quick workout using some of my favourite exercises in a combination I love!

12 minute simpElle Workout
Following my recent post about the effectiveness of a twelve minute workout, I decided to construct one just for y’all! …no equipment needed whatsoever and of course, time efficient!

***VIDEO*** Powerplates with Elle – Part 1

***VIDEO*** Powerplates with Elle – Part 2

***VIDEO*** Powerplates with Elle – Part 3

P.S Safety always comes first. If you are new to exercise ensure you seek advice from your GP. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids, wear appropriate clothing and carry out drills in a suitable space. Technique is paramount, and nothing should hurt. Should you experience pain, discomfort, nausea, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath etc, STOP and consult your GP.