Training Tip-How Do I get a Flat Stomach?

Posted: 27/10/2010

Training Tip-How Do I get a Flat Stomach?

It’s described as many things, spare roll, muffin top, love handles etc etc etc and the dreaded tummy bulge is the most problematic area that members keep asking about.

Never an easy one to contend with, but doing the right sort of exercise is the first thing to address.

Did you know just sit ups alone will not get rid of your tum?

Try these simple steps to see if you can reduce your midsection.

Good Nutrition:

It really is 50% hard work and 50% nutrition.
Aim to consistently give your body what it needs: fruits, whole grains, vegetables, nuts, and lean Protein.
Eat small regular, meals and drink lots of water.
Losing the fat is the first step to a flat stomach.


To reveal the muscle, we need to burn the fat away and the key to doing this is steady cardio exercise. Look to incorporate at least three cardio sessions (minimum of twenty minutes) into your training.


Interval training is very effective for burning fat. It spikes your metabolism, causing you to burn more calories for up to 24 hours after the workout. However, you should only do this intense training once or twice per week.

Work the Abs

Of course, you have to work your abs to get that trim shape.
A recent study found that the three most effective ab exercises are crunches. Try an exercise ball, bender ball or even book into a core ball class. If you’re not sure how to perform these exercises or if you are struggling, then

Enlist Help

If you don’t know how to eat properly, are unfamiliar with exercises or simply need someone to motivate you, then consider working with a Personal Trainer.

Our teams are trained to help you achieve your goals safely and effectively. A little push in the right direction can really make the difference!

Amy Casey Fitness Professional @Sittingbourne



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