Zahra

Zahra

6 Seasons

Zahra is a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Manager, 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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  • Low Impact HIIT with Zahra #3

    Episode 1

    Get ready to break a sweat with this 30-minute Low Impact HITT workout. With a moderate intensity - Zahra HITT workout is designed to prevent any impact on your joints.

    In this session, you’ll have 2 blocks of workouts to get through – both containing 2 rounds of exercises. In round 1 you’ll sp...

  • Low Impact HIIT with Zahra #2

    Episode 2

    A 30-minute strength and conditioning inspired HIIT workout guaranteed to build your endurance and strengthen your muscles. You’ll have 5 blocks to go through focusing first on lower body exercises, then transitioning to upper body and core exercises.

    In blocks 1 and 2 you’ll be doing 3 differe...

  • Low Impact HIIT with Zahra #1

    Episode 3

    Push it to your limit in this cardio-focused 30-minute HIIT workout – designed to raise your heart rate and burn those calories. There are 4 blocks in total. In each block, there are 2 different exercises which are repeated for 3 rounds. With each round the workouts reduce by 10 seconds – with a ...

  • Mindfulness Cycling with Sophie and Zahra

    Episode 4

    Enjoy a mindful ride with guidance from an emotional wellbeing therapist and personal trainer. You'll experience how mindfulness can be woven into your life through this everyday activity. Zahra will lead the cycling class and give you tips on your form, while Sophie will remind you to notice how...

  • Advanced Hip Rehab with Zahra #2

    Episode 5

    Improve your hip function and reduce pain with a rehab programme designed by a Nuffield Health physiotherapist. This 20-minute session is much more challenging than the intermediate and beginner sessions with lower-body exercises such as jump lunges and side plank lifts. Whether you're suffering ...

  • Intermediate Hip Rehab with Zahra #2

    Episode 6

    Improve your hip function and reduce pain with a rehab programme designed by a Nuffield Health physiotherapist. This 20-minute session is slightly more challenging than the beginner session with lower-body exercises such as hip thrusters and squat jumps. Whether you're suffering from an injury or...

  • Beginner Hip Rehab with Zahra #2

    Episode 7

    Improve your hip function and reduce pain with a rehab programme designed by a Nuffield Health physiotherapist. Whether you're suffering from an injury or your hip pain has built up over time, this 20-minute session includes simple lower-body exercises such as squats and banded hip movements to h...

  • Intermediate Hip Rehab with Zahra

    Episode 8

    Improve your hip function and reduce pain with a rehab programme designed by a Nuffield Health physiotherapist. This 20-minute session is slightly more challenging than the beginner session with lower-body exercises such as hamstring bridges and reverse lunges. Whether you're suffering from an in...

  • Advanced Hip Rehab with Zahra

    Episode 9

    Improve your hip function and reduce pain with a rehab programme designed by a Nuffield Health physiotherapist. This 20-minute session is much more challenging than the intermediate and beginner sessions with lower-body exercises such as deadlifts and aeroplanes. Whether you're suffering from an ...

  • Beginner Hip Rehab with Zahra

    Episode 10

    Improve your hip function and reduce pain with a rehab programme designed by a Nuffield Health physiotherapist. Whether you're suffering from an injury or your hip pain has built up over time, this 20-minute session includes simple lower-body exercises such as step-ups and single-leg balances to ...

  • Advanced Knee Rehab with Zahra #2

    Episode 11

    Improve your knee function and reduce any pain with a rehab programme designed by a Nuffield Health physiotherapist. This 20-minute session is much more challenging than the intermediate and beginner sessions with lower-body exercises such as single-leg squats and long-lever Copenhagens. Whether ...

  • Intermediate Knee Rehab with Zahra #2

    Episode 12

    Improve your knee function and reduce any pain with a rehab programme designed by a Nuffield Health physiotherapist. This 20-minute session is slightly more challenging than the beginner session with lower-body exercises such as planks and walking lunges. Whether you're suffering from an injury o...

  • Beginner Knee Rehab with Zahra #2

    Episode 13

    Improve your knee function and reduce any pain with a rehab programme designed by a Nuffield Health physiotherapist. This 20-minute session includes a range of simple lower-body exercises such as glute bridges and mini air squats. Whether you're suffering from an injury or your knee pain has buil...

  • Advanced Knee Rehab with Zahra

    Episode 14

    Improve your knee function and reduce any pain with a rehab programme designed by a Nuffield Health physiotherapist. This 20-minute session is much more challenging than the intermediate and beginner level sessions with lower-body exercises such as Bulgarian split lunges and goblet squats. Whethe...

  • Intermediate Knee Rehab with Zahra

    Episode 15

    Improve your knee function and reduce pain with a rehab programme designed by a Nuffield Health physiotherapist. This 20-minute session is slightly more challenging than the beginner programme with lower-body exercises such as single-leg step-ups and prone hamstring curls. Whether you're sufferin...

  • Beginner Knee Rehab with Zahra

    Episode 16

    Improve your knee function and reduce pain with a rehab programme designed by a physiotherapist. Whether you're suffering from an injury or your knee pain has built up over time, this 30-minute session includes simple lower-body exercises such as step-ups and squats to strengthen and mobilise the...

  • Attack! with Zahra #9

    Episode 17

    Turn up the energy with this fast-paced 30-minute aerobic workout. Elevate your heart rate with jumping jacks and ice skaters. Challenge your legs with lunge pulses and knee raises. And condition your upper and lower body with squats and push-ups.

  • Strong Upper Body with Zahra

    Episode 18

    Welcome to the third session in our series of six Young People’s workouts. This session will work all of the muscles in your upper body, getting your heart and lungs pumping at the same time to help you stay fit.

    In this session there’s a short warm up, three sets of exercise, and a cool down a...

  • Core Workout with Zahra #1

    Episode 19

    Put your abs and back muscles to work with this 20-minute session. Get ready for 4 3-minute blocks of core work with some short recoveries in between. In each block you’ll be doing 3 different exercises for 30 seconds each before cycling through them again:
    Block 1 – leg raises, leg raised crunch...

  • Cycle Workout With Zahra #1

    Episode 20

    A 30-minute ride to get your heart pumping, your body sweating, and improve your cycling fitness. You’ll be moving through high-intensity peddling, followed by short, active recoveries. Start with some seated and standing climbs, before picking up the pace with some seated road sprints, adding th...

  • Cycle Workout With Zahra #2

    Episode 21

    The only way is up with this 30-minute hill-climbing workout to improve strength and endurance. You’ll be tackling two climbs with a short recovery period in between. Start seated, move to standing, and then work on some jumps where you stand for 4 counts and sit for 4.

  • Cycle Workout With Zahra #3

    Episode 22

    This 30-minute cycle will raise your heart rate as you work on your speed and endurance. In the first half you’ll start with some periods of hard work by either adding resistance, changing your position or increasing your speed, with some quick recoveries in between. In the second half you’ll mov...

  • Cycle Workout With Zahra #4

    Episode 23

    Jumps, seated sprints and standing jog intervals make up this varied 30-minute workout. Zahra will keep you on your toes as you work through a range of different intensities, speeds and riding positions.

  • Cardio Creation with Zahra

    Episode 24

    Welcome to the first session in our series of six Young People’s workouts. This workout is designed to help you feel fitter, stronger, more mobile and bursting with more energy to do the things you love.

    In this session there’s a short warm up, three sets of exercise, and a cool down and stretc...