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Low on workout motivation? A trainer shares her top tips for getting started, and a five-move dumbbell workout to kick things off

by UNN Feed

The hardest part of working out is often finding the motivation to start. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks you can use to stop skipping sessions. 

“Schedule the workout so you have a dedicated time to get it done, then set up your workout space the night before,” advises LDN Mum’s Fitness founder Sarah Campus.

“Once you’re there, put some music on to get in the mood. Reward yourself when you get it done—tell someone or give yourself a nourishing meal, for example—then schedule your next one to make it a habit.”

Now you have your motivation tactics in place, you just need a workout to do, and Campus has you covered on that front too. Below, she’s programmed a five-move dumbbell session designed to strengthen your upper and lower body.

Sarah Campus

Sarah Campus is the founder of LDN MUM’S Fitness, a training service for mums and mums-to-be. She is also a level three personal trainer, gym instructor, and nutrition coach.  

How to do Sarah Campus’ dumbbell workout

  • Dumbbell squat: 40 secs x 3-4
  • Push-up: 40 secs x 3-4
  • Alternating dumbbell reverse lunge: 40 secs x 3-4
  • Biceps curl: 40 secs x 3-4
  • Plank: 40 secs x 3-4

Perform the exercises above as a circuit. For each move, work for 40 seconds, rest for 20 seconds, then start the next exercise. 

Repeat this sequence for three total rounds, or four if you want an extra challenge. 


Make sure you do a thorough warm-up before starting this workout. Campus recommends jogging on the spot and doing star jumps to raise your heart rate, then doing the world’s greatest stretch and cat-cow stretches (images above) to ready your muscles. 

1. Dumbbell squat

(Image credit: Sarah Campus / LDN Mum’s Fitness)

Sets: 3-4 Work: 40 seconds Rest: 20 seconds 

  • Stand upright with your feet roughly hip-width apart and your toes pointed outwards slightly (this starting…

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