Dan’s Summer Fitness Series: Love Handle Exercises

Feeling fed up with your love handles? Fear not, as we have teamed up with Dan Sweeney Personal Trainer and Nutritionist, to create a special series of videos for helping busy parents to get fit. This video focuses on love handle exercises!

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This collection of videos aims to provide a quick workout for parents who may not have a lot of time to themselves. Life can be hectic with kids around but with these workouts, you never have to miss a workout again!

We have picked the body areas most people struggle with and will show you just how you can focus on them with each workout. As with all workouts, your nutrition intake is very important to achieve progress.

Dan says “Whenever I am asked for tips on nutrition, I always return to the very same one. Eat real food! Stay clear of processed food as much as possible and focus on filling your fridge with fresh, nutritious, real food. Do this, get those workouts in and watch the progress follow.”

This workout focuses on love handle exercises. We have 4 exercises to get you sweating. Complete each exercise for 30 seconds before moving to the next. When you reach the end of the 4th exercise, return to the start and complete 3 more rounds for a total of 4 rounds. Enjoy guys!


Placing your hands beneath your shoulders and extending your legs, raise your hips to shoulder height and hold position. Focus on keeping your tummy tight and keep balance.

Plank knee cross

While keeping plank position, raise knee up and across your body. Return to start position and repeat with opposite leg. Aim to stay as steady as possible while completing the movement.

Plank Punches

While keeping plank position, first move feet position out a bit wider. From here, raise one hand from the floor and up to shoulder height. Return to the floor and swap hands. Keeping balance will be difficult but this helps in working your core muscles that bit more!

Plank Jacks

Again, starting in plank position, jump your feet out and back to start position with balanced form. It is like jumping jacks in a plank position! This exercise will sure test you but it’s so worth it!


Dan Sweeney is a Personal Trainer and Nutritionist on a mission to improve the health of others and to make living a healthy life that bit easier. Find Dan on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on Snapchat @dansweeneypt.

Over to you now. Did you try out our exercises? Tell us how you got on in the comments below!

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