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.
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...
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...
Welcome to the fifth session in our series of six Young People’s workouts. This workout is about strengthening the muscles all around your torso, which will help improve your whole-body strength, balance, coordination and posture.
In this session there’s a short warm up, three blocks of work, an...
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...
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...
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.
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.