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Best home exercise equipment

How do you like to do it?

– outdoors?

– in the lounge?

– in the bedroom?

– with others?

– on your own?

– in the gym?

We all like to exercise in different ways which is why 4 years ago I developed a piece of exercise equipment called the Ztrainer that you can use in all the places above.

Fitness coaches and organisations all over the world are using this versatile piece of kit to get a full body workout no matter what the level of fitness of the user. Suspension training is so practical because you just move the body in relation to the anchor point to make an exercise more or less challenging. I have used the kit with a variety of clients including stroke survivors, pre and post natal ladies, sports specific training and even the guys in the “boy” band I train (they use it on tour too). We use the Ztrainer at bootcamp for resistance training and a great way to challenge your core muscles.

Anyway we were recently named the no 1 piece of home fitness equipment in a Top 10 features in the “I” paper from The Independent. You can read the article HERE

Since then we also created the Zbands which offer more exercise options as they don’t need to be (but can be) attached to anything. They are perfect to take away on holiday to bang out a quick resistance workout on the hotel balcony (as I showed in a video available here )

As it is my birthday this week there will be a special offer on Ztrainers and Zbands only available to people who have signed up to receive our free workouts so head over to get signed up today HERE

Here is the printed article from the newspaper

Independent newspaper Jan

Don’t forget to go and sign up for your free suspension trainer workouts created by Reebok master trainer and Personal Trainer of the Year 2010 Charlotte Ord >>>here<<<

 

Sangria and bikini bottoms

I’ve just got back from a lovely holiday in Fuerteventura where I was able to work, rest and play.

For me getting up in the morning to go to the gym, outdoors for a walk or workout then going down to breakfast that someone else had prepared was heaven! Even better they then cleared it all away – perfect!

Infact the choices for breakfast in our hotel was amazing – here is a pic.

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I did a few hours work on the computer most days but I also spent plenty of time relaxing by the pool, listening to music and just chilling. Everyone needs to just relax and unwind – even if you just book a facial or massage every month, it’s a vital part of staying healthy.

We walked into town for dinner rather than eating in the hotel and had some great tapas most nights – squid, tuna, chicken, special “canadian” style potatoes and loads more.

So with all the eating and lying around (plus a few sangrias now and then) it was important to keep up my exercise which is why I took my ZTrainer and Zband in my suitcase as they are lightweight and I wanted to be able to exercise when and where I wanted. I didn’t use them everyday, as we also walked a huge amount plus if the truth be know a couple of evenings when I had planned to exercise before getting ready to go out, I just laid in the warm sun for a bit longer 🙂

Some of you may not know that I created the 2trainer and Zband fitness products several years ago which you can find out more about here

If you’ve not yet been on your summer holiday but have an apartment, villa or hotel booked have you considered how you can turn it into an instant gym? We’ve done the work for you with this short workout that uses the Zband – there is a video below. You can ofcourse do this workout at home (in preparation for your holiday) by attaching to tree, post or even your staircase…

Attach the band to something solid about chest height for all exercises. For lunges band is around waist.
40 secs on 20 secs rest

1. 2 hand chest press (face away from anchor)
2. Forward lunge right leg (face away from anchor)
3. Forward lunge left leg (face away from anchor)
4. 2 hand Wide row (face anchor)
5. Side lunge right
6. Side lunge left
7. Russian twist right
8. Russian twist left
9. 2 hand Tricep extensions (face away from anchor)
10.Reverse Lunge (face anchor) right leg
11. Reverse Lunge (face anchor) left leg

repeat above sequence 1 or 2 more times

Optional finisher for better results:
TABATA High knee sprints – 20 secs work 10 secs rest x 8 rounds

Enjoy and let me know below how you get on!

Zita

ps If you want to look extra hot in your bikini then I suggest you check out Lean Greens which is loaded with nutrients to cleanse and nourish your body.

pps If you wear the right colour bikini you will be amazed at how much better you look. I had my “colours” done last year so I bought an emerald green bikini which I knew was a great colour for me and yes it really helped. Let’s face it – when all your are wearing is a bikini you want it to look the best it can! If you live in or around Bath then I recommend you see Jan Lockett to find out what colours will make you sparkle