Want to only lose weight from your tummy, or tone your thighs? “That’s called spot reduction, and it’s a myth,” personal trainer Marijke Cilliers says. Training a specific muscle will not result in fat loss in that area of the body. “For example, you’re not going to have a flat tummy if you only do crunches and sit-ups – and targeting the smaller muscles is not the smart way to exercise. You need to work your whole body to see results,” she says. Although isolation exercises do have their advantages, she explains, compound exercises (full body moves like most of those in the workout starting on page 10) allow you to engage more muscle groups at the same time, which is the best way to approach fat loss. “But if you want to lose weight from your tummy, you really need to focus on eating healthy. Abs are made in the kitchen!” she says.