Panu is one of our Personal Trainers, specialising in HIIT and core classes, as well as a variety of strength training methods and Olympic weightlifting.
Panu is from South East London and has been with us for over 4 years. He trained in boxing, muay thai and functional fitness, and he enjoys competing in fitness competitions and pushing his body to its mental and physical limits.
As such, Panu is in the process of training to become a professional stunt performer.
This 20-minute HIIT session will target several muscle groups while raising your heart rate. You’ll be doing 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off for 8 rounds in each superset, alternating between each of the 2 exercises.
Superset 1 – thrusters and hand-release push-ups
Superset 2 – burpees and V-sits
Leg day? Strengthen your lower body and core with this 30-minute workout. You’ll be doing 3 rounds of 3 exercises – 45 seconds on, 15 seconds off – before switching up the mini circuit.
Circuit 1 – one and a quarter squats, cossack squats and glute bridge pulses
Circuit 2 – curtsy lunges, sumo sq...
Fire up your leg and glute muscles with this 30-minute session. You’ll cycle through each of the 3 exercises 3 times, doing 10 reps of each:
Part 1 – back squats, good mornings and lying leg abductions
Part 2 – reverse lunges with knee raises, sumo deadlifts, single leg raises.
Tired, stiff or sore muscles? Try our 25 minute stretch and mobility session. You’ll be performing a range of full body stretches and exercises to help you move better in the gym and everyday life as a whole.
Get ready to work your whole body with 3 rounds of 3 supersets – 30 seconds on, 15 seconds off:
Part 1 – air squats and mountain climbers
Part 2 – down-ups and butterfly sit-ups
Part 3 – forward lunges and plank walk-ups.
In this session you’ll be working your whole body with 3 rounds of 3 supersets – 30 seconds on, 15 seconds off:
Part 1 – Burpee squat jumps and crunches with glute bridges
Part 2 – Jump lunges and cross body mountain climbers
Part 3 – Walkouts with jumps and plank rotations.
Work your legs, glutes and core as you alternate between 2 exercises for 8 rounds – 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off – for each section:
Part 1 – wall sit and air squats
Part 2 – glute bridge hold and leg lowers
Part 3 – split squat on both sides.
If you want a real challenge on leg day, Panu shows you how you can incorporate a resistance band into your workout. You’ll be doing 3 rounds of 10 reps for each exercise including squats, crab steps and glute bridges.
If you have any injuries or joint issues, this workout is for you – it may be high intensity, but it’s lower impact. Panu also provides some even easier options if needed. You’ll do 3 rounds of each exercise, 30 seconds on, 10 seconds off:
Part 1 – reverse lunges, plank shoulder taps and down-up...
This time it’s 3 rounds of 30 seconds on and 15 seconds off for both exercises in each section of this workout:
Part 1 – jumping lunges and reverse crunches
Part 2 – burpees and raised leg crunches
Part 3 – bodyweight thrusters and mountain climbers.
This workout has 3 supersets – for each pair you’ll perform 10 reps of both exercises and go for 3 rounds:
Superset 1 – walking planks and paused squat jumps
Superset 2 – plank knee tuck twists and lying lateral pull downs
Superset 3 – reverse crunches and burpees.
In part 1 you’ll complete 15 reps of each exercise in 3 rounds: push-ups into downward-facing dogs, crunches into glute bridges and standing forward lunges. Then in part 2 you’ll do 10 reps of each exercise, cycling through 3 times: wide plank ankle taps, body weight thrusters and butterfly sit-ups.
In part one you’ll be doing squat jumps and curtsy lunges, part two: glute bridge walk outs and cossacks squats, and for part three you’ll finish with three-quarter side planks on each side – 3 rounds of 10 reps for each exercise.
In this routine you'll circle through each of the three exercises for each muscle group three times:
Lower body –10 hand-release push-ups, 10 v-sits, 8 reverse lunges on each side
Upper body –10 plank shoulder taps, 10 superman lifts, 10 paused air squats
Core – 10 pivot planks and 10 kneeling si...
You’ll be rotating through 3 exercises for 3 rounds – 30 seconds on, 10 seconds off, before changing up the exercises:
Part 1 – down ups, forward lunges and planks with rotation
Part 2 – air squats, hand-release push-ups and butterfly sit-ups.