Video Stars: The Workout Moves You Need To Know

Gym newbie? We know that getting started can be the hardest part - so we created a series of Instagram videos with the team at Flyefit and personal trainer Loren Ryan, to get you off to a good start.

Whether you’re a gym newbie or a seasoned spin veteran, it never hurts to take a second look at those first steps – y’know, the starter moves that every gym bunny needs to master. Take a look through our gallery of images and then roll on over to our Instagram where we’ve got super-short videos to guide you through each move – or check them out below – super-handy, right? Questions? Just holler!

We're nearing the end now… #7 in our series @Flyefit, it's the lunge. @loren_ryan_fitness is an old hand at these, but us beginners need a little help. Start with your head up, back straight and feet hip-distance apart. Step forward with your left foot, simultaneously dropping your right knee and bringing your left, to a 90-degree angle. Things to look out for? Don't let that knee to past your foot – that way lies knee injuries and all sorts of DRAMZ – and don't worry if you're a little wobbly. Throw your hands out to the side or hold light weights if you need to steady yourself. Reverse the process back to standing and repeat on the opposite side. Feel the burn – in your thighs and bum – and thank us when you're next doing your Nicki Minaj impersonation on a Friday night down your local.

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Last, but by no means least, we asked @loren_ryan_fitness to demonstrate the plank for us – looks easy, right? Wrong. If you're doing it right, this baby will target your core, tightening up those abs and working your glutes, shoulders and legs to boot. Lean on you forearms which should be directly beneath your shoulders and rise up on to your toes. Keep your hips and bum down – your body should make a straight line from neck to toe – and neck relaxed. Hold, for as long as possible. If you want an extra challenge, download the Tabata timer and plank like the pros! Thanks to personal trainer and serious bod Loren Ryan and all @flyefit for their help putting together our mini series of workout basics: now, go work out!

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