But it’s never going to work if you don’t push yourself to the max. Bootcamp Pilates (the name gives the game away) gets results by making you work ’til you feel the burn. And now bikini season is edging one tiny strap closer each day, they’ve introduced a session dedicated to getting a streamlined bikini body.

Using reformer machines and resistance techniques, the hard-as-nails classes will target your abs, arms, legs and bum (basically, all the spots you hate getting out)to give you that killer body (and beach confidence).

Hour-long classes are in the studios now run throughout the summer. They’re £18 a pop, but you can get them cheaper if you buy them in blocks. See timetables on the Bootcamp Pilates website for specific venues and dates.

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