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
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.
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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 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.
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.
For this workout you’ll be doing 2 exercises back to back – 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off – for 6 rounds before switching up:
Part 1 – squat reaches and plank walk-ups
Part 2 – half burpees and forward lunges with rotation
Part 3 – Russian twists and glute bridge leg lifts.
Work your whole body in this Tabata-style session with 8 rounds of 2 exercises in each section – 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off:
Part 1 – jumping lunges and mountain climbers
Part 2 – V-sits and burpees
Part 3 – hand-release push-ups and planks with rotation.
This workout involves 3 rounds of 2 exercises – 30 seconds on and 15 seconds off – for each section:
Part 1 – skater hops and plank walk-ups
Part 2 – down ups and butterfly sit-ups
Part 3 – wall sit and wall mountain climbers.
For each section of this workout you’ll be doing 8 rounds of 2 exercises, alternating between them:
Part 1 – hand-release push-ups and flutter kicks
Part 2 – jumping lunges and bicycle crunches
Part 3 – burpees into a squat jumps and plank walk-ups.
This workout includes 3 pairings of strength and cardio exercises with 3 rounds of each – 30 seconds on, 15 seconds off:
Part 1 – wall sit and squat jumps
Part 2 – crunch hold and mountain climbers
Part 3 – plank and burpees.
In this session you’ll be focussing on one high-intensity exercise for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest, for 8 rounds. You’ll start with burpees, before moving on to air squats, and finally V-sits.
Can you get through 120 push-ups? First you’ll need to complete a buy in of 10 half burpees and 15 air squats. And if you have to break your push-ups, you’ll have to do the buy in round again before you can carry on. Good luck!
Challenge yourself with a 15-minute ascending ladder of burpees and air squats. The burpees go up in 1s and the air squats in 2s, so first you’ll do 1 burpee and 2 air squats, then 2 burpees and 4 air squats, and so on.