THE summer is well and truly in full swing – with many donning dresses and shorts.
But not everyone feels confident enough to strut their stuff in the latest trends.
Not only this, but with work pressures and the kids being off school, it might feel like there's no time at all to fit in the things that make you feel good.
Now one personal trainer has revealed her go-to workout that will help you get fit in just seven minutes.
Lucy Wyndham Read shot to fame with her short concise workouts, making her a celebrity in her own right.
With over 2.1 million subscribers on YouTube, she is constantly releasing new workouts which can help you squeeze exercise into your daily routine.
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The 51-year-old said her key to staying in shape is getting in her daily steps and fitting in short, sharp workouts.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, she said this workout will supercharge your metabolism and help burn calories.
For those who are able to stand, she detailed seven moves in seven minutes.
You need to spend a minute on each exercise and the first is leg kicks.
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She explained that you need to stand up with your tummy tucked in and squeeze your bum cheeks tight.
Lucy added: "Swing one leg up as high as you can, keeping it straight, and stretch your left hand forwards aiming to touch the foot before bringing it back down.
"Alternate kicking on each side as many times as possible in 60 seconds.
"This raises your heart rate and builds core and abdominal strength as well as helping with balance and flexibility."
For minute two, it's waist whittler.
Lucy explained that to do this you need to stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
Then bend your knees slightly and cross your arms over your chest.
Next bend down towards the right, reaching your hands right down. Return to the middle and then continue to swap sides for the full minute.
This might feel like a strange exercise, but Lucy said it will help tone the muscles that run down the side of your waist and will also help stabilise your muscles.
For minute three you're doing lunge kicks.
The seven minute seated workout
If you are less able and need to do a seated workout – then Lucy also has you covered.
Minute one: Seated punches. Sit up tall with your arms out in front of you, punch each arm out.
Minute two: Tummy twist. With your hands on your temples, and sitting up straight – slowly twist left to right.
Minute three: Swimmers. For this stretch both arms out in front of you as if you're going to do the breaststroke. Pull your arms back into a circular motion and then repeat.
Minute four: Power kicks. Kick your right leg, while punching the left arm. Alternate for one minute.
Minute five: Crunch and twist. Put your hands to your head and bring your right knee up, angling your left elbow down. Alternate and continue for the full 60 seconds.
Minute six: Thumbs up. Again with a straight back, bring both arms out in front of you, with your thumbs up open your arms out and bring them back to centre.
Minute seven: Cupids arrow. Get into a position as though you are using a bow and arrow. Right arm extended and left pulled in. Alternate the arm you pull in for 60 seconds.
Position your feet like you are on a train track, so not directly behind each other. Lunge down on one leg and then kick up with the opposite leg.
Keep repeating for a minute, changing legs each time.
Next up is speed skaters and for this you should swing your right leg behind you, also bringing your right arm forward while the left goes behind you to stabilise you.
Repeat on the left leg and continue to alternate for one minute.
Minute five is a side shuffle and you need to start in a squat position.
Shuffle a couple of paces to the right, before doing the same on the left – maintaining your squat position – continue with this until the 60 seconds is up.
Next is the punch and crunch. Standing, punch out with your left hand, then your right hand.
Next bring your left knee to your chest, then your right, continue this pattern for one minute.
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Finally for minute seven, take a step in and out.
Stand with your arms by your side, step you right foot out and then your left, lifting your arms up high each time.
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