New year, new fitness moves

ELLE worked with personal trainer, Dawn Ng of Reps! Fitness to create four new moves for target toning success.

New year, new fitness moves
New year, new fitness moves
18 Mar 2015

New year, new fitness moves

Pumped Up Squats

Targets Thighs and Butt

Step 1 Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and your arms folded in front of you for balance.

Do these exercises three times a week, and after three weeks increase the sets from two to three. Cardio (20 to 30 minutes of swimming, cycling or jogging) should be done after these exercises are completed. Reps! Fitness, 462A Joo Chiat Road, 6344-6284.



New year, new fitness moves
New year, new fitness moves
18 Mar 2015

New year, new fitness moves

Pumped Up Squats

Targets Thighs and Butt

Step 2 Bend your knees and hips and lower yourself into a squat. Make sure that your knees do not go past your toes as you go down.

Do these exercises three times a week, and after three weeks increase the sets from two to three. Cardio (20 to 30 minutes of swimming, cycling or jogging) should be done after these exercises are completed. Reps! Fitness, 462A Joo Chiat Road, 6344-6284.

New year, new fitness moves
New year, new fitness moves
18 Mar 2015

New year, new fitness moves

Pumped Up Squats

Targets Thighs and Butt

Step 3 Pause for a second and then extend your legs to push yourself up, lifting up your left knee as high as you can before returning your left foot to the ground and back to the squat position.

Step 4 Repeat with the right leg

Reps Do Steps 2 to 4 as many times as you can within 30 seconds.

Do these exercises three times a week, and after three weeks increase the sets from two to three. Cardio (20 to 30 minutes of swimming, cycling or jogging) should be done after these exercises are completed. Reps! Fitness, 462A Joo Chiat Road, 6344-6284.


New year, new fitness movies
New year, new fitness movies
18 Mar 2015

New year, new fitness movies

Bridge on point

Targets Butt, thighs and core

Step 1 Lie on your back with your knees bent, toes on the ground, heels off. Place your arms by your side, palms facing down.

Do these exercises three times a week, and after three weeks increase the sets from two to three. Cardio (20 to 30 minutes of swimming, cycling or jogging) should be done after these exercises are completed. Reps! Fitness, 462A Joo Chiat Road, 6344-6284.

The story 'New Year, New Fitness Moves' first appeared in ELLE Singapore.

New year, new fitness moves
New year, new fitness moves
18 Mar 2015

New year, new fitness moves

Bridge on point

Targets Butt, thighs and core

Step 2 Raise your hips as high as you can, squeezing your butt at the highest point.

Step 3 Lower to the starting position and repeat.

Reps: Two sets of 10 to 15, with a 30- to 45-second break in-between sets.

Do these exercises three times a week, and after three weeks increase the sets from two to three. Cardio (20 to 30 minutes of swimming, cycling or jogging) should be done after these exercises are completed. Reps! Fitness, 462A Joo Chiat Road, 6344-6284.


New year, new fitness moves
New year, new fitness moves
18 Mar 2015

New year, new fitness moves

3-Point Triceps Kickback

Targets Triceps and core

Step 1 Begin on all fours with hands positioned directly under shoulders, knees directly under hips. Hold a 1kg dumbbell in your left hand, keeping elbows bent at 90 degrees, extending right leg behind you.

Do these exercises three times a week, and after three weeks increase the sets from two to three. Cardio (20 to 30 minutes of swimming, cycling or jogging) should be done after these exercises are completed. Reps! Fitness, 462A Joo Chiat Road, 6344-6284.



New year, new fitness moves
New year, new fitness moves
18 Mar 2015

New year, new fitness moves

3-Point Triceps Kickback

Targets Triceps and core

Step 2 Extend left arm back, keeping it close to your body, then bend your left elbow and return to starting position. Repeat for the right arm.

Reps Two sets of 10 to 15 on each side.

Do these exercises three times a week, and after three weeks increase the sets from two to three. Cardio (20 to 30 minutes of swimming, cycling or jogging) should be done after these exercises are completed. Reps! Fitness, 462A Joo Chiat Road, 6344-6284.



New year, new fitness moves
New year, new fitness moves
18 Mar 2015

New year, new fitness moves

Baby Pikes

Targets Core

Step 1 Begin in an elbow plank position, with elbows directly under your shoulders and your head, hips and heels in line.

Do these exercises three times a week, and after three weeks increase the sets from two to three. Cardio (20 to 30 minutes of swimming, cycling or jogging) should be done after these exercises are completed. Reps! Fitness, 462A Joo Chiat Road, 6344-6284.



New year, new fitness moves
New year, new fitness moves
18 Mar 2015

New year, new fitness moves

Baby Pikes

Targets Core

Step 2 Keeping your back straight and your core tight, raise your hips and buttocks toward the ceiling, pausing briefly before returning slowly to the starting position, and repeating.

Reps Two sets of eight.

Do these exercises three times a week, and after three weeks increase the sets from two to three. Cardio (20 to 30 minutes of swimming, cycling or jogging) should be done after these exercises are completed. Reps! Fitness, 462A Joo Chiat Road, 6344-6284.

The story 'New Year, New Fitness Moves' first appeared in ELLE Singapore.

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