Zahra

Zahra

6 Seasons

Zahra is a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Manager for Nuffield Health, specialising in exercise to music and group cycling classes. Other areas of expertise include pre- and post-natal training, weight loss and weight training.

Zahra hails from Tooting, South London, and has been with us for over 11 years. Prior to this she graduated with a first-class Sport Science BSc degree. Zahra also currently works as a UK Master Trainer and Presenter for the Indoor Cycling Group. Zahra believes in making exercise enjoyable for all and helping people stay fit and heathy.

Zahra’s tried her hand at a range of sports and events including swimming, football, kickboxing, street dance, half marathons and she’s even signed up to do a 100km walking event next year.

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  • Combat! with Zahra #7

    Episode 1

    Unleash your inner strength and raise your heart rate with this 30-minute martial arts workout. Zahra takes you through 2 routines with punches, kicks and drills, which you’ll bring together before learning a third and final combo, which brings in some floorwork.

    Prefer to listen to your own mu...

  • Mobility with Zahra

    Episode 2

    This 20-minute class aims to open up any tight areas of your body – something we often neglect. You’ll work through your whole body, paying special attention to the hips. You can do this class on its own, or as a warm-up or cool-down from more vigorous exercise.

  • Stretch and Flow with Zahra

    Episode 3

    This 30-minute class will help you become more flexible and loosen up any tight muscles you may have from an intense workout, or from sitting at your desk all day. From spinal twists and forward bends, to frog pose and downward dog, you’ll work through the whole body, and take extra time to relax...

  • HIIT with Zahra #1

    Episode 4

    Increase your heart rate and burn those calories with this 20-minute HIIT session:
    Part 1 – AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) in 2 minutes: 5 crawl-out donkey kicks, 10 squat switches and 15 ankle-touch star jumps
    Part 2 – 45 seconds on, 15 seconds off: side-shuffle knee ups, burpee overhead rea...

  • Attack! with Zahra #6

    Episode 5

    Get your whole body moving and raise your heart rate with this 30-minute class. Work your way up to a full aerobic routine involving box steps, lunges and ‘Superman’ side steps, before finishing with a powerful round of jacks, sumo squats and ice skaters.

    Prefer to listen to your own music? Try...

  • Combat! with Zahra #6

    Episode 6

    Unleash any pent-up frustration or aggression with this martial arts work out. You’ll start with a dodge, knee strike and box step routine, and move on to a powerful kick and punch sequence, before bringing it all together at the end.

    Prefer to listen to your own music? Try our version without m...

  • Attack! with Zahra #7

    Episode 7

    Learn the steps to a few different mini aerobic routines that you’ll mix and match throughout. Prepare for plenty of dynamic moves from ice skaters and jacks, to ‘Superman’ side steps and star jumps.

    Prefer to listen to your own music? Try our version without music here: https://nuffieldhealth.v...

  • Legs, Bums and Tums with Zahra #4

    Episode 8

    In this 30-minute class you'll strengthen your legs with pulse squats and reverse lunges, target your bum with glute bridges, and tone your tum with crunches and planks.

    Prefer to listen to your own music? Try our version without music here: https://nuffieldhealth.vhx.tv/videos/legs-bums-and-tum...

  • Pump! with Zahra #6

    Episode 9

    Strengthen and tone all the key muscles in one 30-minute class:
    Round 1 – barbell back squats will target your hamstrings and glutes
    Round 2 – work your chest with push-ups and plate presses before firing up your triceps with skull crushers and overhead extensions
    Round 3 – tone those legs with r...

  • Pump! with Zahra #5

    Episode 10

    This full body weights workout includes a barbell and dumbbells, but you can still follow without.
    Round 1 – work on the legs and glutes with some barbell squats
    Round 2 – target the shoulders with dumbbell front raises and shoulder presses
    Round 3 – lunge and dumbbell curl combos to work the glu...

  • Combat! with Zahra #5

    Episode 11

    Punch, lunge and weave your way through this 30-minute full-body martial arts workout.

    Prefer to listen to your own music? Try our version without music here: https://nuffieldhealth.vhx.tv/videos/combat-with-zahra-5-no-music

  • Total Body HIIT with Zahra

    Episode 12

    Zahra takes you through 10 exercises to work your whole body: pulse squat jumps, side shuffles with squats, curtsy lunges, mountain climbers, crawl outs with arm reaches, lunge jumps with shuffles, press-ups with reaches, planks to squats, plank taps, and squat jumping jacks. Round 1 is 45 second...

  • Combat! with Zahra #4

    Episode 13

    In this high-intensity martial arts workout, Zahra takes you through some punch combos before adding in some kicks, with plenty of drills throughout.

  • Legs, Bums and Tums with Zahra #3

    Episode 14

    Say hello to your leg, glute and core muscles with squat, lunge and glute bridge variations, before focusing on your abs with side plank clams, single leg raises and crunches.

  • NuCycle Party with Zahra

    Episode 15

    After 3 short warm-up tracks, you’ll cycle to 5 upbeat tracks, varying in speed, resistance and seat position. The bass is pumping, the lights are pulsing – how hard can you keep your legs working?

  • NuCycle Edge with Zahra

    Episode 16

    Improve your cycling strength and overall cardiovascular health with 3 climbs, increasing in duration and difficulty. Don’t worry, there’s a recovery in between each climb, so give them all you’ve got.

  • Attack! with Zahra #5

    Episode 17

    Get ready to shoot some hoops and skate some ice in this cardio routine that gradually increases in intensity. It's split up into 3 sections that you'll learn individually and then put together at the end with everything you've got.

  • Attack! with Zahra #4

    Episode 18

    This aerobic workout is made up of 3 mixed intensity cardio blocks – expect some fancy footwork along with some high knees, hops and squat holds. Then you’ll finish by working on your core with some plank and push-up drills.

  • Combat with Zahra #3

    Episode 19

    After a warm-up that packs a punch, you’ll move on to the legs with some squat kicks, roundhouse kicks and side kicks, before working on those combos.

  • Pump! with Zahra #4

    Episode 20

    First you’ll focus on your legs with some squats, then there’s some chest and triceps work, and finally you’ll strengthen your back with some deadlifts, rows and cleans. You can use a barbell and a step if you have one, but you can still follow the workout without them.

  • Pump! with Zahra #3

    Episode 21

    A mixture of barbell and dumbbell exercises, you’ll strengthen your legs and glutes with deadlifts, lunges and squats, and work on your arms with rows, curls and presses.

  • Legs, Bums and Tums with Zahra #2

    Episode 22

    Work on your leg strength with single-leg Romanian deadlifts, fire up your glutes with bridge pulses and challenge your abs with side-plank crunches.

  • Attack! with Zahra #3

    Episode 23

    Get ready for a high-energy mix of aerobic steps such as skips and box steps, with strength exercises such as push-ups and power jacks.

  • Legs, Bums and Tums with Zahra #1

    Episode 24

    This 30-minute session starts with lunge and squat sequences for your legs, before moving onto bridge and clamshell variations for your glutes, and you’ll finish with some planks and sit-ups for your core.