How to Tune up and Tone up for Date Night

Bondi Beauty’s Rachel Livingstone has a date night tune up and tone up, so you’re ready for some hot winter dates.

The right fitness program will have you ready to step out in winter – and for date night.

Dressing up for date night can be lots of fun. Whether you are trying on a new man each week, in search for the one, or scheduling some quality time with your main squeeze amongst the busyness of life.

Try Bondi Beauty’s pre-date night workout tips to ensure you feel your best as you slip on those new pants or zip up that special dress, and start (and finish) the night with a bang.

Cardiovascular (tune up) – You don’t want to wear yourself out before the main event, but a little burst of aerobic exercise will get your blood flowing more efficiently, delivering oxygen to all the vital organs. Most importantly, to your muscles, so you have more energy; your brain, so you are full of wit and intelligent chatter; your eyes, so they are bright and shiny; and your skin, so it is glowing with health. There’s no harm in getting a little extra blood flow to the nether regions either, as research shows the benefits of this for boosted female pleasure.
Try a 15-minute bike ride, a walk in the fresh air or a 10-minute interval walk/jog workout.

Legs (tone up) – You don’t want to break down or tire the leg muscles today, but warm them up and pump them full of blood, so the look achieved is toned thighs and a round Beyonce toosh. If you are wearing heels, the calves will take care of themselves.
Try some body weight squats, lunges or step ups, and focus on squeezing your buttocks on the up phase.

Upper body (tone up) – Give your bra a hand, perk up the chest and help prevent squidgy bits from sticking out where they shouldn’t. Exercise with the top half of your planned outfit top in mind. Short sleeve, sleeveless and strapless garments will all look better – and you’ll feel more confident if you take a few minutes to firm and tighten your chest, shoulders and arms.
Try some push ups and light weight shoulder presses, bicep curls and bench dips.

Core (tone up) – Forget compression underwear, your core can function like a corset pulling in and flattening your tummy and muffin top – well at least until you finish dessert.
Try some planks and side planks, or moderate weight side pulls on a cable machine.

Calories (tune up) – Date night will often involve a few drinks or delicious dinner and may add up the calorie count. It is much easier to enjoy the night guilt-free if you have worked out before. You can always finish the night with another calorie burning activity… Hey, I just meant dancing, but the choice is yours.

By Rachel Livingstone Personal Trainer & Owner of The Health Hub

Rachel Livingstone

Rachel is a PT and Maternal Health specialist who found the gym at 14 through her weight lifting dad and never looked back. Originally from the UK she finally settled her wanderlusting feet on the shores of Sydney and can often be found on the back of a paddleboard exploring Rose Bay and the beautiful harbour.

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