Jennifer Lawrence's personal trainer for the Hunger Games has revealed how the actress got in fighting shape to play Katniss.
For people that detest running, but are after a cardio workout that is both free and available to do when you can, Lawrence knows the answer. And it's skipping.
Dr. Joe Horrigan, who helped train Lawrence by doing archery lessons, tree climbing and stationary bike sprints, told Teen Vogue that JLaw's go to cardio workout was skipping.
He explained that everyone should do 20 minutes of high intensity cardio workout, after first doing a 5 minute warm up. Other things you can try is running up a hill as fast as possible or cycling. Horrigan also revealed that on her down days, Jen would do yoga to stretch out her muscles and unwind.
Other than avoiding costly gym memberships, it makes sense for your fitness levels too as just 10 mins of intense skipping can burn 110 calories and can define and sculpt hips, thighs and bums.
So what are you waiting for?
Grab a rope and begin slowly, just practicing your timing. Keep jumps small to minimise impact on knees and ankles and to begin with just do 30 second bursts.
As you start to build up the length of time and speed, you can throw in a few hops on one leg skips, a jumping jack where you land with feet apart and then back together, and also a jogging skip where you alternate legs for extra burn.
Might be an idea to move all breakables out of the way first though…
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