You can fake tan but you can’t fake tone!

As we rapidly approach our summer holidays the stark realisation hits us square on that maybe we should have started training in January just like we’d promised ourselves 5 months ago, eek!
Time passes so quickly and here we are drifting into June wondering to ourselves if there’s still enough hours left to get in shape before the holiday?

Shopping for new outfits and cosmetics needed for a trip to the beach is exciting fun. Salon visits get booked for gel nails, HD lashes, golden highlights and spray tans, which all help to create the ‘I woke up like this’ look and the vibe that you’ve already spent 3 weeks in the Caribbean.

Then we realise one thing that really can’t be faked and that’s tone!

Even if you’ve hit your target weight and trimmed down to fit back into your jeans from 2 years ago, something may still be amiss?! Jiggly bums, deflated biceps and protruding belly’s cannot be waxed, highlighted or sprayed away!

The good news is the body is an amazing creation and very responsive, so you can make a significant difference in the tone of your muscles in only a matter of weeks.

Resistance work is how to do it and there’s a plethora of options out there to choose from, body weight exercises, pump classes, kettlebell classes, free weights, Pilates, circuit training, boot camps, LBT classes, you name it, if you have to push, pull or pound something a resistance is created and that is what is needed to build muscle, but there’s no time to waste procrastinating on which class or activity?

If you don’t know which type of training you enjoy most, try them all. Dedicate 3 or 4 sessions a week to it and in the process of elimination you’ll still be toning up your body. You’ve really got nothing to lose, except the slackness of your triceps – so drop and gimme 20!

– This Article has been published in the June edition of Life Magazine –