When it comes to New Year resolutions, over a quarter of Brits say their top fitness goal is to tone up and build muscle strength, 68% are most conscious about toning their stomachs, yet by February two thirds of us have already given up.

42% of Brits say that seeing results would motivate them to keep up their fitness routine, so Slendertone has teamed up with Alex Crockford, Personal Trainer & Slendertone Ambassador, to design the New Year 'BBT: Body Boost & Tone' workout.

This exercise plan will help kick start 2016 and incorporates Slendertone Connect Abs - an easy to follow, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) session to revitalise the body, get the New Year off to a positive start and help achieve the results you want.

Alex Crockford says "HIIT workouts involve short bursts of exercise with maximum intensity, which is an effective way to burn fat whilst toning the body. This helps improve fitness levels and even continues to burn calories after your training session."

NEW Slendertone Connect Abs (RRP £179.99) uses advanced EMS technology to activate all your abdominal muscles. It is the world's first and only toning belt to be controlled and monitored by an app and behaves as a virtual trainer, motivating you to achieve your fitness goals and supporting you with a wealth of health & lifestyle content.

Alex Crockford continues "Sticking to your New Year workout can be tough, but a positive frame of mind and regular routine will keep you motivated to achieve the results you want. As a kick start, treat yourself to some new fitness gear, make sure you drink lots of water and introduce lots of greens to your meals! After all summer bodies are made in winter."

Slendertone BBT: Body Boost & Tone Workout by Alex Crockford

For maximum results, Alex recommends incorporating Slendertone Connect Abs into your workout, using it for a minimum of 20 minutes a day, at least three days a week. Start off with a low intensity then build up as you perfect your workout over a minimum six week period to see and feel results.

Alex also recommends finding a time of day which suits you, whether it is first thing in the morning, at lunchtime or in the evenings.

WARM UP: 5 minutes

Perform each exercise for 30 seconds and repeat three times (with no rests in between to help increase your heart rate).

1. Jog on the spot.

2. Jumping jacks.

3. Heel flicks (put your hands on your bottom and try to kick your hands with your heels). Allow a 30 second break before starting the main circuit.

MAIN CIRCUIT: 15 minutes

Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, followed by a 30 second rest. Repeat each set three times:

1. Frog squat jump: Go down into a squat position bending at your knees and hips, but aim to keep an upright posture. Touch the floor between your legs with your hands and then immediately stand back up and jump so your feet leave the floor. Land softly and repeat.

2. Sprint on the spot: Just like jogging on the spot but a lot more intense and powerful. Use your arms and legs to power the body and run as fast as you can without moving forwards. Make sure you get those knees up high!

3. Press up side plank rotation: Start in a press-up position and drop your chest down into a pressup. Once you have pushed yourself back up, rotate to face one side, lifting one hand up and hold a side plank position, pause for a second before turning back to face the floor. Perform another press-up and then complete a side plank on the other side. This can be completed on your knees to make it easier if necessary.

4. Alternate lunge jump: In a standing position, split your legs so one foot is in front. Bend your knees into a lunge and then explosively push and jump to switch the legs around. Land softly and repeat.

5. Burpee: From a standing position drop down to the floor by jumping your legs backwards so you are holding a full press up position; jump the legs back up to your hands and then stand and jump up off the floor.

"To achieve the results you want, make sure you set yourself a goal to stay motivated and on track. When you have completed your Slendertone Connect Abs programme over six weeks alongside my BBT: Body Boost & Tone' workout, I recommend continuing it twice a week to maintain the results" says Alex Crockford.

Slendertone Connect is available at: Amazon, Argos, Very and John Lewis. For further information and to discover more workouts, please visit: www.slendertone.com.

Get toned this year!

Get toned this year!

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