Saturday, 14 May 2011

Bottoms Up! Best exercise tips for your rear

Following all the attention surrounding Pippa Middleton’s bottom as well as the upcoming Rear of the Year 2011, Pure Gym has put together a collection of tips to suit every body type (whether ‘apple’, ‘pear’, ‘hourglass’ or ‘tube’) – on how to get your bum in rear of the year shape!

Body Shape= Apple ( Generally rounder shape but slightly bigger top half )
Exercises; Walking, Running, ( Leg press, squats, deadlifts )
TIPS- Concentrate on lower body. Strength exercises keep the resistance and the reps low.

Body Shape= Pear ( Larger lower body smaller upper body )
Exercises ; Skipping, cycling, xtrainer, walking ( Push ups, dips, shoulder press )
TIPS- Pick aerobic exercises that work the lower body and strength exercises for the upper body. Light reps high repetitions.

Body Shape= Hour Glass ( Well proportioned upper and lower with a narrower waist )
Exercises ; slow jogging, jumping jacks, swimming, stationary bike. ( Bicep curls, shoulder press, squats )
TIPS – Vary your repetitions and keep resistance light so as not to build too much muscle mass

Body Shape= Ruler / Tube ( slim, not much difference between hips, waist and shoulders )
Exercises ; Spinning, Step classes, (sit ups, squats)
TIPS- Can do pretty much anything. Do resistance training. Try do all muscle groups to get body symmetrical.

Survey results reveal the biggest barriers to joining a gym are high membership fees (72%), fixed contracts (40%) and lack of time (55%). Removing industry stereotypes such as inflexible contracts, limited opening hours and high cost memberships, Pure Gym offers low cost membership including ‘Price for life’, 24 hour opening and no contract. The concept is already proving a big hit with a quarter (25%) of their members having never joined a gym before.

Pure Gym was founded in 2009 and currently has 14 sites in Aberdeen, Warrington, Sheffield, Manchester, two in Edinburgh, Leeds, Wolverhampton, Glasgow, Leicester, Southampton, Belfast and two in Birmingham. In addition, a further 4 gyms are in development, including 2 in London. Current expansion plans hope to achieve 100,000 members by the end of 2011.

• No contract Low monthly cost 24 hour opening
• Free classes Free initial exercise induction Dedicated members website
• Money back guarantee Personal trainers available Price for Life
• Showers & changing rooms

Each Pure Gym has state-of-the-art equipment that is available to use 24/7 including cardio vascular training equipment, strength training equipment, multi-station strength training equipment and bodycore training platforms.

Each gym is also equipped with treadmills, indoor bicycles, elliptical trainer, rowing machines and steppers. All of the gyms are also equipped with a free weights area, containing a full set of dumbbells weighing up to 36kg, a smith machine and kettlebells.

The Company also offers a Price for Life guarantee – the price you join at is the price you will always pay. Pre-join a gym before opening and if you are not happy with it, there is a money-back guarantee. For more information visit

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