Simple & Effective TRX Exercises

There’s a new video up on my YouTube channel and it’s showing all of my fave TRX exercises.

Don’t know what TRX is? TRX is a suspension trainer that uses body weight to give you an all over workout. Unlike most resistance machines, body weight exercising requires engagement of the core (rather than isolating particular muscles), therefore TRX is great for core training, as well as everywhere else!

If you haven’t come across TRX before, it’s not exactly obvious to know how to use them. That’s why I’ve brought you my top exercises for the core, arms, legs and bum. Check them out- along with full teaching points- by clicking right here.

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Beyoncé, Can You Handle This?

Kelly, can you handle this? Michelle, can you handle this? Beyoncé, can you handle this? I don’t think they can handle this! Well actually, I’m sure that they can. As can you, with my new bootylicious workouts ready to whip that butt into shape in no time!

There’s two to choose from, starting with the Ultimate Booty Building Squat Exercises. This one’s a full workout routine consisting of nothing but squats. From sumo to jumping, curtsy to kicking and the good old standard squat, there’s nearly every squat variation that you can think of (or fit into one workout).

Then there’s the no excuses, 3 Minute Booty Blast– a shorter power routine that is perfect for those of us who are lacking on time! Swap sitting on your butt swiping through Instagram for putting on your favourite song and seeing results. It’s even perfect for that before or after work fix. Why? Because it literally only takes 3 minutes.

Neither workout requires any equipment whatsoever and can be taken with you anywhere. Let me know what you think!

P.S. You can see all of my videos right here. You can also subscribe if you want updates everytime a new video is up! xx

Motivation Mondays

Happy Easter Monday! I’m sure by now you’ve all eaten way too many holiday goodies, but are probably going to continue cramming down those chocolate eggs for the remainder of the day and why the hell not? We all deserve a treat and if we can’t indulge at Easter then when can we, ay!

Well, seeing as it’s the holidays and we’re all going to be feeling a little sickly tomorrow, I’ve decided to swap this week’s motivational quote for a motivational workout that will get that chocolate heading straight to your bum… Yum!

This is my brand new 3 Minute Booty Blast– an intense no equipment workout that takes only 3 minutes. If you want to get your bum in shape (quite literally) then click right here.

Have a fab Easter guys and an even better week ahead- make the most of it! xx

Motivation Mondays (Quote of the Week)

Hello Monday, hello tigers. So this week’s quote of the week is simple…

      Go for it! 

…because why the hell not? If that’s not enough motivation for you, then maybe this is…

I’ve launched my very own YouTube fitness channel this morning (yay!). Starting off with my Home Water Bottle Workout, you can find it online now. Click right here or search ‘water bottle workout by Kirby Anne’ on YouTube. This workout focuses mainly on the core but does work your bum a little too- why not start your Monday right and try it today?

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I have lots of videos planned for you guys to get you active, motivated and feeling fab! If you want to keep updated on any videos that I post, you can click ‘subscribe’ underneath the video for updates… Let me know what you think and what else you might want to see! Have a great Monday! Xx

When Moving Backwards Gets You Forward!

It’s all about moving forward. Moving forwards in your career, further towards your ambitions, closer to your fitness goals and always pushing that little bit harder in the right direction. But sometimes you need to take a step back in order to move forward. Or a few in this case… Backwards running! A great way to move in order to get super fit!

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Ok, so you may look a little crazy, but backwards running is a definite way to tone up. Not only does it target your glutes (hello perky butt!), it also works your hamstrings, core and lower back. It’s great for improving balance and will work muscles that you’re not used to using, which is always a bonus.

Try working this into your usual running routine. Say 60 seconds backwards and 3 minutes forwards, then repeat several times to warm up. Push yourself harder and for longer if you want to use this as part of your full work out. It’ll take some getting used to at first but you’ll soon get into your stride and when you start seeing results, the only people who will be looking crazy are the ones who haven’t tried it! xx

Work That Booty!

I love my bum! I never really thought that I’d be writing that sentence, but it’s true. I love my bum and I love finding new ways to keep it in shape (and make it shapelier)! There’s so many bum-firming, toning, enlarging information floating around the net that it’s sometimes a little overwhelming. So I’ve decided to narrow it down and share my favourite and most effective tips to get that butt in shape!

1. Jumping Squats. Ok, so squats are probably the most obvious and popular way to tone up your tush, but why not mix it up. There are lot’s of variations of squats that are just as, if not more effective than the standard squat. Jumping squats will really get you feeling the burn and are super simple. Stand as you would a normal squat- stand tall, head up, chest out with a slight arch in your lower back, feet shoulder width apart- and squat down as you normally would, as if you’re going to sit on a seat behind you (not straight down). Now, instead of simply standing back tall, jump up and land straight back into the squat. You can either do these on the spot, or alternatively, if you’re training in an open space then jump forward and see how far you can jump. I always like to have a little competition with myself to see how far forward I can leap, but as always it’s best to get the technique right first. You should see yourself improving jump height and distance the more that you practice.

2. Hill Squats. Time to step it up a level? This is one that will really, really work you out!! Exactly the same as the jumping forward squat but… yup, you guessed it… up a hill! Start at the bottom and jump for 10-20 squats up the hill. Repeat 3 times for the ultimate workout. Make sure to choose a decent gradient hill that will get your legs working- and ideally not a slippery one! I don’t want to be encouraging any injuries!

3. Sprints. To be honest, this has to be my number one butt-shaping exercise. Get down to your local park or track if possible and once you’ve warmed up with a jog and moving stretches (butt-kicks, high knees, crossovers), you’re ready to get your Bolt on! Set out around 30 meters. You can use cones, a bag, lamp posts… anything that you can use to roughly mark the spot. Sprint from the beginning to the end before letting yourself slow into a jog. Turn around, giving yourself 30-60 seconds depending on your fitness and then sprint back to the start. Repeat this three times (so six 30 meter runs), rest for 5 minutes and repeat the whole set again.

P.S. When I say sprint, this means as fast as you can!!

4. Hill Sprints. Time to step it up again. Sprinting, but up a hill. Get to the top as quickly as possible, walk to the bottom as a breather and then time to get back to the top! The number of sets will depend on how long and steep the hill is, but don’t be lazy- this one can be really effective if you work hard enough.

5. Lunges. If you can get yourself into a gym then definitely use weights with this one! Whether you choose to use dumbbells or a bar,  the extra weight will make a huge difference! In the park go for jumping lunges. Very similar to the jumping squat but make sure to alternate legs as you jump.

6. Stepper. If you’re going to invest in any home workout equipment then it should be a stepper. They are great for working your legs, bum and other body parts! You can use your stepper to lunge, squat, jump or simply step your way to a toned bum!

7. Moisturise. Sooo this one might not be making your bum any bigger (unless you have an allergic reaction!!) but it will make it softer, smoother and help your skin to keep its elasticity through all that exercise, meaning no saggy bums in the future- yippee!

They’re my top bum toning tips. So whether you love or hate your bum, try these little recommendations and see if you see any effects! 🙂 xx