Exercise

2 Minute Exercise Challenge: Hip-Shoulder Taps and Knee-to-Elbows

2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE using a wall inspired by great PT sessions:

- 1 minute of tapping hip and shoulder (30 seconds each side)

Followed by

- 1 minute of driving knee to opposite elbow (30 seconds each side)

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge: One Arm Wall Presses and Wall Push Presses

2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE using a wall inspired by great PT sessions:

- 1 minute of one arm pushes away from the wall (30 seconds each arm)

Followed by

- 1 minute of push-presses with claps away from the wall

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge: Leg Raises & Knee to Elbows

2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE using a bench:

- 1 minute of high-leg raises with hands on the bench

Followed by

- 1 minute of driving knee to elbow with hands on the bench

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

Can a Sports Massage Improve My Fitness?

The following is an interesting, thought-provoking and detailed guest post article on Sports Massage and whether it can improve our fitness. The guest article was kindly provided by Scott Beaman and written by Hannah Griffiths who is a physiotherapist and content writer for Harris and Ross (http://www.harrisandross.co.uk/), providers of professional physiotherapy and healthcare services to patients who specialise in a range of sports around the world.

Enjoy the read,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge: Straight Arm Twists and Arm Waves

2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE using 2 blocks of wood (or bottle of water, books etc):

- 1 minute of holding the blocks straight out and rotating the torso each side

Followed by

- 1 minute of holding a block in each hand and waving arms up & down

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge Video: Low Squat Jump Jacks & Dips with Kicks

TODAY'S 2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE:

- 1 minute of low squat jumping jacks

Followed by

- 1 minute of tricep dips with leg kicks

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge Video: Punches & Jumps and Knee Raises/Arm Pull Downs

TODAY'S 2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE:

- 1 minute of repeated 4 front punches with 90 degree turn jumps

Followed by

- 1 minute of repeated 4 high knee raises & arm pull downs with 4 leg jacks

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

Why the Country Needs Personal Trainers?

The following is an interesting, thought-provoking and detailed guest post article on although gym memberships have grown in the UK so have UK Waistlines and thus why the country needs personal trainers. The guest article was kindly written by Scott Beaman who works with Robert Hicks, the head content writer for Insure4Sport (http://www.insure4sport.co.uk/), who provide specialist insurance for Personal Trainers. Robert also writes for national newspapers, numerous lifestyle magazines and several sport publications.

Enjoy the read,

2 Minute Exercise Challenge Video: Forward/Back Arm/Leg Jumps with Jaks & Squat Kicks

TODAY'S 2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE:

- 1 minute of Split forward/backward arm/leg jumps (4 count) with 4 jumping jacks

Followed by

- 1 minute of squats with forward kicks (alternate legs each squat)

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge Video: Leg Jacks with Floor Taps & Leg Jacks with Mountain Climbers

TODAY'S 2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE:

- 1 minute of jumping jack legs out and reaching down to tap the floor

Followed by

- 1 minute of holding a press up, jumping legs out and in and then running legs forward and back

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

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