It is now 2020 and the word ‘restriction’ isn’t something we women with an independent nature deal well with. We don’t need no man holding us down, much like we don’t need no gym membership holding us down. Voir fashion is partnering with Auro, the genius app on a mission to improve your self-confidence (and booty).
The app offers Over 400+ workouts for all fitness levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced), from HIIT and spin to yoga and stretches. The workouts, designed to be done at home, in the gym or even outdoors. It’s the ‘friends with benefits’ of fitness; all the motivation without the strings attached.
We’ve got Janine George (@missjaninegeorge), group exercise instructor, personal trainer and the woman behind the voice on many of the workouts on Auro to spill the ‘T’ on booties, cheat days, and the fridge contents that give you abs you could grate cheese on.
1). What made you get into fitness?
I’ve always been doing something active, from the age of three I’ve been a gymnast, a swimmer, involved in athletics. I’ve always visited the gym after work to get my dose of fitness as a stress reliever. It made me feel good about myself and I was pleased with the results, so professionally it just made sense.
2). What is in your fridge right now?
At the moment I have celery, hummus (such a great snack!), oat milk, almond milk, lemons and dates; that keeps me going.
3). Cheat days? What’s your opinion?
Cheat days are VERY necessary. We go through a lot of stress throughout the week, it’s nice to be human again for a day or two.
4). What do you eat on your cheat days?
I like to eat pizzas; I’m currently opting for vegan pizzas these days. What I would suggest when you have a cheat day is to try not to go crazy with what your consuming and try and stick within the realm of the calorie intake that you’re supposed to be consuming on that particular day.
5). How long does it take to build a perfect booty?
I would say at least two months after starting a glute programme, you’ll start to feel your glutes firing up very hard during all the types of exercise that you perform. Definitely leave room aside for twelve weeks as a baseline to get accustomed to the programme your trainer has provided you with.
7). Is there a certain food that will assist you to reach your goal faster?
Always make sure your food has nutritional value. Make sure it has the micronutrients, the macronutrients, the fats the carbs, the vitamins the minerals. You want to make sure that you are consuming enough calories with your workload, that it’s nutritional and it’s fuelling your work out and obviously your recoveries also.
8). Are there different exercises for the different areas of the booty?
Yes! You can focus on glute dominant exercises. There are exercises that are more quad dominant like squats, hip dominant which would be your deadlifts, straight leg hip dominant which would be a cable kickback, more hamstring dominant which would be a hamstring curl (hamstring curls are so great).
9). Do the exercises differ depending on the body type?
Yes, there are three main body types; ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph. The ectomorph needs to focus more on calorie intake, resting for longer periods. You need to minimise your cardio because you tend to have a body type that is very slim and lean, so you really want to be consuming more calories and focusing on building strength. The mesomorph is in the middle, they’re more athletic and can gain muscle easily, so you might want to target a particular area twice or three times a week. The endomorph has a slow metabolism, giving a slighter ‘softer’ figure. They may want to be focusing on more high intensity or longer distance training and more cardio. By all means, every single one of those body types will benefit from strength-based training.
10). Do different exercises give you different results?
Strength training will help you to burn calories a lot quicker and burn body fat. I wouldn’t worry so much about checking the scales because muscle weighs more than fat. Really start looking at yourself in the mirror and see how your body is adapting and changing throughout the process.
11). Is there anything that can hinder the results of working out
Definitely your nutrition and level of consistency you are putting into your work and the discipline. If you have been given a programme and your trainer has said stick to it, there is a reason why they have given you that programme, so if you decide to have 3 cheat days, the scales are not going to go the way we want them to go.
12). Is it true that squats are the ultimate booty work out?
No, the hip thrusters are the best for targeting your glutes. As you rise up you’ve got better contraction there and they work more effectively.
So, there you have it, a fridge full of hummus and an exercise routine full of hip thrusts, what are you waiting for!
Auro have created 5 workouts (especially for us), to firm up those stubborn problem areas and plump up that booty. Head over to the Auro website to start your 14-day free trial today.
Interview and words by Ella Winfield
Graphics by Katie Janes
, , , , , , , ,