Workout Wednesday – Push up

Today’s #WednesdayWorkout is with Bootcamp Pilates Instructor, Lucy Thirsk as she takes us through steps to perform the Push Up.



  1. Hands should be, shoulder width apart, flat on the floor with fingers pointing forwards. Feet together, hips down, spine in neutral, pull naval into spine, keep head in line with spine. The body weight should be held on hands and toes.
  2. Inhale and lower body to the floor, elbows down by your sides.
  3. Exhale and push up to the start position.
  4. Repeat 10–15 times.

Note: modification, lower down onto knees. The body should remain in a straight line from head to the feet.

Lucy Thirsk

Lucy Thirsk


Lucy Thirsk served for 15 years in the Army and is therefore no stranger to the “bootcamp” ethos. Having seen operational service in the likes of Iraq, she retired from the military due to illness but was determined to regain fitness and muscle definition. To do so in a controlled way, Lucy became a Level 3 Mat Pilates instructor, and was so impressed by her own recovery that she is now dedicated to helping others. Her military background means she likes working her clients hard, but her experience will keep you within your limits – making her classes fun but intensive. She loves running, keeping fit and broadening her expertise. Visit Lucy’s website for more information www.lucypilates.wix.com/lucy