BE S T BODY
It’s a time of giving. But a sackful of presents, a tin of Quality Street and watching Die Hard for the third time in as many days might be taking away from your hard-earned exercise achievements. Let’s face it: the town you return to at Christmas might not have the fitness facilities you’re used to. And even if you’re spending the festive season on home turf, the cold, the dark and limited opening times can overpower good intentions. ‘Maximising training efficiency during this period is crucial because exercise frequency is lower than normal,’ says Andy Vincent, elite trainer at London’s Third Space. ‘Maintenance is an acceptable goal because of the extra calories you’re likely to eat.’ Got it? Do each of these 30-min workouts once a week. Do three circuits per session for each, resting for 2 mins in between. Focus on the targeted area to maximise effects. Ready? Go ho ho!