So you want to get fit? Or fitter. Perhaps you aren’t ready to brave a class, or maybe your work schedule is hectic. Or maybe you cant find the time between everyone else’s demands….kids, family, dog, boss….the list is endless.
These are all really valid reasons for not reaching your goals, right? Ah nope, no dice!
Honestly if you want something enough you will find a way, not an excuse! But you might just have to start at home ( where all the best things start!)
I am a big believer in these 3 exercises, and if you are consistent you can make a difference to your fitness in a matter of weeks. So find a little space and commit a little time to adding these 3 things!
Can you skip? You should! Go and treat yourself to a skipping rope. Hands up it is easier with a nice leather one (watch the backs of the claves though while you get used to it! Ouch!!) but your pound shop finest will do. Start small, 2-3 minutes and see how hard it feels! Honestly this is a full body workout! Work up in time and watch your fitness steadily improve. Have you seen how fit boxers and fighters are? Have you seen them skip…..enough said.
Walking? Great! Now up the ante……
Whether it is just from your desk to the canteen, your kitchen to the front room or a fresh 5km, add walking lunges. Your thighs will burn, your backside will ache, and you will so thank me for it! This super simple exercise strikes fear into every client of mine! We do them with weights, without, in warm ups and leg sessions and wow are they effective. You are so welcome.
Core…… you have to add some core, and while I love a good plank, there is a safer, tougher and equally effective exercise for targeting that tummy. Get down on the floor lying flat on your back and raise one leg at a time into a 90 degree position, with the knee directly over the hip joint….no closer! Lift your head and shoulders slightly, lift those finger tips off the floor and hold while keeping your back completely in contact with the ground. And hold. And hold. And hold. This one is torture!
Look it up, Pilates 100 position, and do it daily.
You see, you don’t need a lot of time or space or cash to make the first step towards a fitter, healthier, happier you………just 3 good exercises and a little dedication!
Let us know how you get on!!
If you want a little more direction get in touch, we are always happy to help!