Building up a strong core will improve so much; from helping you out in the gym, playing sports and daily life, to improving your posture and helping to decrease lower back pain.

Plank The plank is a perfect start to your core strengthening journey; with minimal movement, this exercise can be adapted to something harder or easier depending on how you feel.

Reverse crunch This exercise increases the strength in your low abdominal area, helping focus on this one area if you want a more targeted exercise.

Bird Dog Crunch This unusually named exercise is perfect for targeting your lower back! A lot of the core activities you’re used to target your abdominal area, this crunch helps not only your lower back but improves balance and stability.

Bicycle Crunch – Sitting Your upper and lower abs will be tested with this crunch, along with your hips! Make sure you don’t twist your body too quickly or hard as this could cause injury.

Glute Bridge The Glute Bridge targets your glutes! This one is pretty straight forward so why don’t you add weights for a twist. Lie on your back with your hands on the floor and feet flat; when lifting your hips off the ground squeeze your glutes!

Remember – you can always ask a member of our staff for some help if you’re unsure about how to do any of these core workouts!

If you want some extra help, why don’t you try our Focus Move Evolve programme that offers a personalised workout?