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.
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.
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.
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...