Perform this five-step, full-body-fit sesh in the run-up to Christmas and drop pounds like Santa drops gifts!

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Sumo Squats

For toned glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves… Laura Hoggins, coach at Ministry Does Fitness, has a tip to finesse your form. ‘Imagine pushing a door closed behind you with your bum.

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No dumb-bells? Use a turkey (average weight 3-4kg).

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Festive Froggers

Sandy Macaskill, co-owner of Barry’s Bootcamp London and trainer of supermodels and A-listers, explains, ‘Start in a push-up position, then jump your feet forward. You want to end the move with your chest and head up, so finish with hands either side of your head.’

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Tricep Curls

‘Hold a dumb-bell over your head with arms extended. Slowly lower it behind your head, keeping elbows tucked in,’ says Laura. Then squeeze your triceps and return to full extension. 

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Can’t manage 5kg? Lift a bottle or two of prosecco.

 

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Jumping Jacks

These increase your heart rate faster than you can say ‘kiss me under the mistletoe’. ‘They’re a full-body cardio exercise, so perfect for fat burning,’ says Victoria Spence, PT and co-founder of #GirlGains. ‘Keep them bouncy and fast to get your heart rate up.’

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Donkey Kicks

‘This works all your bottom muscles,’ says Victoria. Flex your foot parallel to the ceiling, brace your abs and kick – like the donkey you played in the school nativity.

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Wear a Santa hat. Every kick, take it off and put it on again, to work your arms!

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Do each move 10 times, then begin the next exercise without a break. Rest for 30-60 seconds between sets. Repeat the circuit four times.

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