Five Fitspo Moments From Movies To Inspire Your New Year’s Resolution
They can make us laugh, they can make us cry…and if you follow their lead, they can make us ripped – is there anything movies can’t manage?! If you’re planning on getting in shape for the New Year, or simply want to get moving after weeks of chocolate and mince pies, look no further than some of your favourite films for inspiration on how to get the feet moving, the muscles working and the blood pumping…
PUMP SOME IRON LIKE MR INCREDIBLE
Incredibles 2, available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99
OK, so using train carriages for cable flyes is probably a stretch – we’re not suggesting you keep up with his PBs, here! But pushing some tin around seems to get results for the artist also known as Bob Parr, so there’s no reason not to face into 2019 with dumbbells in hand!
LEARN TO SWIM LIKE EGGSY
Kingsman: The Secret Service, available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99
We’ve seen plenty of high-octane exercise exams in movies – but waking up to find yourself submerged in water takes the biscuit! The Kingsman tests as a whole, in fact, were pretty impressive…just leave the dog out of it, yeah?!
HIT THE HEAVY BAG LIKE MAGGIE FITZGERALD
Million Dollar Baby, available now on Netflix, Virgin TV 999
If you’re looking to get some guns, then here’s the way to do it – did you see Hilary Swank’s arms in this film?! There’s a ton of boxing gyms than The Hit Pit around these days, so you shouldn’t have to deal with so much attitude either; just watch out for clumsily-placed stools while you’re working out…
WHACK SOME PLANKS LIKE THE BRIDE
Kill Bill Volume 2, available now on Netflix, Virgin TV 999
We had to wait for the second chapter of the tale to see how the former Beatrix Kiddo became a finely-tuned killing machine – and it seemed to be based largely on smacking some wood. We can’t vouch for its effectiveness (our mums told us to stop punching the shed) but if it worked for her…
DODGE SOME WRENCHES LIKE PETE LA FLEUR
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99
Look, we don’t make the rules, OK? If Patches says the key to sharpening reflexes is to avoid oncoming tools, then who are we to argue?! And anyway, look at it this way; as poor Justin Redman found out, you’re better off dodging it than not…
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