FIT IN THE CITY

 
Laura Williams
FITNESS & DIET EXPERT

NO need to quiver in fear at the prospect of sporting a pair of Speedos/a bikini (delete as appropriate) this summer – we’ve sourced the very best ways to whittle that tum into shape in double time for your summer hols.

GO TECHNO
If state-of-the-art equipment in heavenly surroundings is your thing (let’s face it – whose thing isn’t it?), head to Lime Wood Spa Hotel in the New Forest. Less than 2 hours from the Square Mile, you can shape up in the highest of hi-tec environments in the Technogym-equipped fitness centre complete with forest views. Enjoy rooftop circuits in the herb garden (among the same herbs that are then picked for your dinner), or keep tabs on your workout intensity with the latest big brother-style Technogym Wellness key. Visit www.technogym.com for more info.

QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
Rev your metabolism, sculpt your pecs and best of all, have some change leftover from £35 with the new 30 minute express personal training sessions from Nordic Balance. These pit-stop sessions are ideal for the workaholic who wants to shape up and get noticed on the beach without getting fired for his/her gym addiction. www.nordicbalance.co.uk

GET A CHEF
Okay, so a chef proper may really only be the remit of Jennifer Aniston et al but delicious, calorie-counted, delivered meals can still be a reality for the rest of us. Pure Package, the capital’s top food delivery company, have launched their Summer Stunner programme with a menu that ensures tummies are de-bloated and flattened, while foods packed with vits B, D and E mean you’ll get that holiday glow before you’ve even packed your bag. www.purepackage.com

PRACTISE LIVING ROOM SCULPTING
Do this exercise every night in front of the telly until you board the plane and I promise you’ll have a flatter tum by the time you order your first mojito. Lie on your back with your arms by your side and your legs directly up in the air at a right angle. Start making circles with your legs: 10 in a clockwise direction; 10 anti-clockwise. Do for 60 seconds. Rest and repeat. www.laurawilliamsonline.co.uk