Summer is here and so is the desire to shift those annoying extra pounds and get our legs ready for the hot season. It’s time to start thinking about baring our legs and showing off our perfect pins in flirty skirts and strappy sandals.
Many of us wish we felt more confident with our legs, and with Summer just around the corner ensuring that mine are smooth and toned is front of mind. Smooth and toned legs are quite possibly a woman’s greatest asset, so it’s really important to take good care of them. I start by exfoliating my skin regularly and moisturize every night before going to bed to keep my skin soft and healthy. To save on money and time I use a shaving gel and a good quality razor – it’s quick, easy and pain-free.
Every once in a while a new beauty product launches and utterly blows my mind and Venus Swirl is no exception. The latest razor from Venus really is a beauty game changer and my personal favourite. With its clever and unique FlexiBall technology, which ensures the razor #MovesLikeNoOther and adjusts to your body’s contours, and five of Venus’s most advanced blades yet, the new Venus Swirl sets a new standard in shaving. The ideal partner for the Venus Swirl is the new Venus With A Touch Of Olay Violet Swirl Shave Gel, enriched with moisturizers to keep your skin looking healthy.
To celebrate the unique movement of this new launch, Venus has teamed up with the hottest fitness network ClassPass, and one of it’s in-demand studios,GymClass, to inspire us to find our own #MoveLikeNoOther and get our legs ready for Summer. I hardly know anything about working out effectively at the gym, so this is where the benefits of a personal trainer come in. We had a 1-1 leg work out session with Helle Hammonds, the founder of GymClass, and I absolutely loved it.
Moves like squats and lunges work the biggest muscles in your body, which means you get the biggest calorie burn during and after exercise. Not a gym bunny? Get your legs toned and ready for the hot season at home – watch the video below.
Split lunge with shoulder press
Take a dumbbell in each hand, the weight is up to you – test yourself!
Hold one dumbbell above your head, keep the other by your side
Take a wide step back, bend your knees until the back knee is an inch from the ground
Make sure the core stays tight and front knee does not come passed the toes
Repeat for 10-12 reps, then switch and repeat the action on the other side
Results: Tones legs, butt, arms and core
Challenge yourself and get your legs ready for Summer! #StrongNotSkinny
Venus Swirl is available in Boots nationwide, RRP £11.99
This article has been sponsored by Procter & Gamble.