Each Wednesday Lauren Hannaford takes us through a gruelling workout, inspired by a word, that will get your body summer ready in no time. This week, the word is MOTIVATED. As lauren says, “Stay motivated by surrounding yourself with positivity and determination.”

Star jumps

Keep arms straight, jump feet out to land on the balls of your feel, engage your glutes as you land and keep your core working the whole time.

Push ups

Hands flat on the floor with arms locked in straight to start. 

Keep belly button pulled in and bottom squeezed to help keep core switched on. 

Start knees off the ground, do as many as you can then place knees on ground if you need to.

Squat jumps

Keep your core switched on, heels pressed into the floor as you jump, your chest up and bottom tucked under. Touch the floor with both hands in front of you as you squat.

Tricep dips

Place feet shoulder width apart and hands flat on the ground behind you. Lift your bottom off the floor and engage your core. Whilst keeping your core engage dip to bend at the elbow then push back up to straight arms. Keep bottom off the ground the whole time.

Lunge jumps

Keep your chest up right and engage your core, as your jump and switch your feet make sure you push out of the front of your heel, land steady by keeping your bottom tucked under and engaged.

Squat pulses

Keep your core switched on, your chest up and bottom tucked under. Press your weight into your heels and do small pulses up and down. Have your arms stretch out straight in front of you.

Running butt kicks

Stay on the balls of your feet so your calves are always engaged, use your hamstring to pull your heels to you bottom with every step.

Lauren Hannaford is an elite gymnast, fitness model, dancer, gymnastics coach and a personal trainer. For more on her click here.

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