Happy 2017, now move!
Whether you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to start exercising or just need to shake off the holiday indulgences, our resident exercise queen Mohau Mokoena wants you to get a little sweaty this January
I t’s that time of year again when we resolve to commit to new and improved ways of living. When it comes to weight, the best resolutions start in your head. I once read a quote that goes: “Motivate your mind and the body will follow.” So, tell yourself you want to be slimmer and fitter, visualise the new you, slip into something comfortable and make it a habit to move your body as much as possible in 2017 and beyond.
Here are five body-weight workouts that you can try anywhere, any time. Start with what you can manage, at your own pace, and then build on that. 1. Chair ducks to elevated bridge 2. Squat jack pops 3. Inchworm to spider 4. Burpees 5. Side lunge jumps
Beginner – aim for 12 repetitions of each workout Intermediate – aim for 16 reps Advanced – repeat each exercise 24 times
For each level, aim for three full cycles.
SQUAT JACK POPS 2.1
INCHWORM TO SPIDER 3.1
CHAIR DUCKS TO ELEVATED BRIDGE 1.1
SIDE LUNGE JUMPS 5.1