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.
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...
Zahra is here to help you Attack! your next workout. Join her for this 30-minute Attack! style class which aims to get the body moving as much as possible. You'll not need any equipment for this class, just plenty of space and a can-do attitude. This is a challenging routine which aims to increas...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.