How to stay fit during the holidays?

It’s the eternal dilemma. You’ve been working out hard at the gym: cycling, miha bodytec and elliptical… But during the holidays, far from the machines, you’re stuck.

To continue toning your bikini body with a positive mental attitude during the holidays, Jordan Bensignor, coach for Avaton, the new sports club everyone is talking about (19 Avenue Raymond Poincaré Paris 16th) has put together an intense programme “to burn calories, work on your cardio, tone and slim down before summer really kicks in.”

Tips from the coach

Circuit training is the most efficient, simplest way to work out at home or during the holidays. Choose between 6 and 8 exercises, do each exercise for 45 seconds, and repeat the circuit 3 times with one minute of rest between each circuit."

The coach explains: the super fit can work out for one minute per exercise rather than 45 seconds… And do 4 or five circuits instead of three. The goal is to repeat the circuit (20-30 minutes) between 2 and 4 times a week – making sure to throw in rest days.

EXERCISE 1 : SQUATS

Young woman making squats

Push your glutes out and down until they’re at knee-level, keeping your weight over your heels and flexing your thighs and glutes to stand back up.

45 seconds. Go, go, go!

EXERCISE 2 : PUSH UPS

Young girl making push ups

On your knees or not, open your arms wider than the shoulders and bring your chest towards the ground until your arms make a right angle. Then push back from your palms while contracting your chest.

45 seconds. Go, go, go!

EXERCISE 3 : CRUNCHES

Young girl making crunchs

Lie on your back with the tips of your fingers on your temples and lift up your shoulders while keeping your abs tucked in and contracted.

45 seconds. Go, go, go!

EXERCISE 4 : PELVIC LIFTS

Lie on your back, knees bent, feet on the ground. Then left your pelvis towards the ceiling while contracting your glutes.

45 seconds. Go, go, go!

EXERCISE 5: SHOULDER PRESSES

Young girl making shoulder presses

Take 1 or 2 weights (1 or 2 bottles of water work)

Push the weights above your head and then lower your elbows to shoulder height.

45 seconds. Go, go, go!

EXERCISE 6 : SQUAT JUMPS

Young girl making squat jumps

Cardio and strength: Adding a light jump into your squats will up your heart rate and burn calories.

45 seconds. Go, go, go!

EXERCISE 7 : TRICEP PUSH UPS

Young girl making tricep push ups

Sit on a chair and put your hands over each side edge. Then push your glutes out and bend your arms to drop your glutes toward the ground, pressing from the palm of your hand and bending your arms behind you.

45 seconds. Go, go, go!

EXERCISE 8 : PLANK

Young girl making plank

Lie on your stomach, elbows on the ground and the tips of your fingers touching the ground. Lift parallel to the ground, supporting yourself with your hands on your toes (modify by resting on your knees rather than your feet) while keeping steady and activating your core.

45 seconds.

Rest for 60 seconds then back to exercise 1.

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Where to find it ?

Avaton

19 Avenue Raymond Poincaré

75116 Paris

01 81 69 35 67

avaton.fr

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