Low-Intensity Fitness Training (LIFT), from Meglio.

Get your core into shape, in just a few minutes a day, with Emma Taylor’s brand-new Quick Abs Workout.

Our quick abs workout is great for beginners but still gets results, through a series of simple moves to start cracking that core.

And in keeping with the Low-Intensity Fitness Training ethos, these exercises are all perfect for newbies or those recovering from injury.

Emma’s friendly, easy-to-follow demos will make exercising a breeze. There are no complex moves, and three experience levels mean you can choose a variation that suits you, building up at your own pace.

Emma includes variations for anyone needing a bit more of a workout, but the basic versions of each exercise really are manageable for complete beginners.

Emma demonstrates the tried-and-tested moves you’re no doubt familiar with, like crunches, side bends, the plank, and cycling legs – as well as some that might be new to you, including Russian twists and mountain climbers.

The programme includes the following exercises:

  • Crunches
  • Side Bends
  • Plank
  • Russian Twists
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Cycling Legs
  • Plank Twists
  • Reverse Curls

Remember – always ensure you warm up before every workout and stretch after every workout to avoid injury.

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Meglio’s Low-Intensity Fitness Training (LIFT) workouts are the brainchild of fitness queen and personal training expert Emma Taylor.

Emma trained as a classical dancer at The Royal Ballet School, and then after a successful career in musical theatre and choreography, she returned to study in 2007 – training to become an advanced exercise instructor.

She’s now a personal trainer and health and fitness expert, working with children and adults.

She says: “I work with complete beginners right through to marathon runners, so I jumped at the chance to help develop a new exercise system that would work for everyone.

“Exercise is important for so many reasons – it increases fitness and improve body shape, but also make you feel mentally and physically energised, helps you to look and feel healthier and reduces stress levels. Exercise disciplines both the body and mind. It really helps in having a positive outlook on life.

“But a healthy lifestyle is not a short term aim – there isn’t a quick fix – it’s a lifelong journey. Set small goals and build on them. It takes three weeks to create a habit, and three months to create a lifestyle. Stick with it and you’ll reap the rewards.”

Emma is a huge advocate of LIFT. She adds: “We’re a society that doesn’t exercise nearly enough, so I was really keen to be involved in the LIFT project – to help show people that even just 20 minutes of gentle exercise 3 to 5 times a week can have a considerable positive effect on both their physical and mental wellbeing.”

For Meglio, it was crucial to work with a passionate fitness professional who had experience of working with people of all fitness levels. One of the core principles of LIFT is that it’s accessible to everyone.

Meglio CEO Barry Keane adds: “Emma really knows her stuff but she’s also passionate about helping people of all fitness levels achieve long-term health. At Meglio, we’re ‘for a better you’, so our values aligned and the partnership was perfect.”

Find out more about LIFT

Low-Intensity Fitness Training (LIFT), from Meglio.

Personal Trainer Emma Taylor has crafted 10 easy-to-follow exercises to enable you to do a complete full-body workout at your desk.

Here at Meglio, we’re passionate about helping you get fit and stay fit for life. So, with the LIFT programme, we’ve developed a suite of bite-sized exercises to fit into daily life. We all need to make lasting changes, for long-term health.

Office-based workers are at a greater risk of ill health than those with active jobs. Studies have linked excessive sitting with obesity, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, and early death. So, get LIFT-ing!

Emma says: “We want to make it as easy as possible to fit segments of exercise into your daily life. These 10 quick office workouts can be used as a whole, or you can pick and choose based on the time you have available. The important thing is just to do something.

“A healthy lifestyle isn’t a short-term aim – it’s a lifelong journey. It takes three weeks to create a habit, and three months to create a lifestyle. Stick with it and you’ll reap the rewards.”

LIFT Quick Office Workout, in association with Meglio

  • Squats and Calf Raises
  • Tricep Dips
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Side Bends
  • Lunges
  • Press Ups
  • Running On Spot
  • Plank
  • Squat Combination
  • Bicep Curls

Remember – always ensure you warm up before every workout and stretch after every workout to avoid injury.

LIFT Body Coach Emma explains why resistance bands are perfect for exercising at work: “Resistance bands are perfect for use in the office – they’re low in cost, super efficient, lightweight, small enough to fit into a briefcase or handbag, and you can do a multitude of exercises with them that will get results.

“What’s more, there are 5 different levels of resistance band tension … so not only is there one for every ability, but you can work up to tougher tension bands as you get fitter, if you want more of a challenge. It really is the best all-round piece of kit for taking wherever you go.”

Order Meglio resistance bands and loops online – all come with a convenient storage bag and exercise guide.

In the second part of our documentary with James Dasaolu, two time Olympian and the second fastest British 100m athlete of all time, we follow his journey back to fitness.

After months stuck in a rehabilitation boot, James is now continuing his recovery and increasing his activity levels. Varying his time between the physio room and the gym, James is working hard to strengthen key muscles and re-educate his body; ready to hit the track once again.

After rupturing his Achilles tendon in November 2018, James required career saving surgery and support from the British public via a crowd-funding campaign, to get his career back on track

View part 1 here

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