Three things to get you started

Simple changesadd up toGreat results

 

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!

Steps to a fitter life!

Its never easy to make a change. I recently read that as people we are only prompted to change something when the pain of doing nothing is greater that the effort of making a change.

Does that sound familiar?

How many times have you waited until something, a job, a relationship, a messy drawer, was so unbelievably difficult to live with that we had no choice but to make it stop?

What would life look like now if you had acted sooner? And what was it that held you back? What if you lived everyday with the intention of being a little better than yesterday?

When it comes to fitness I hear, and have made, plenty of “reasons” ……..

I don’t have time.

I won’t be able to keep up.

I will be too sore after my workout.

I am too tired.

I cant afford classes/membership/a trainer.

I will do it tomorrow.

SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!! Tomorrow never comes, you cant afford not to look after your health, you will have more energy after your workouts, the soreness subsides, you will keep your own pace, and if you have the time to read this, then you have the time for a workout!

Find a class you enjoy, bring a buddy for accountability, and put it in your diary like any other important appointment. Once you start keeping going is easy!

Sometimes you need to put the excuses to one side, dust off your can do attitude and just do it! Motivation is like any other muscle, you have to flex it regularly to keep it strong. But the great news is, it only takes one small step to put you on the path to a fitter life.

 

 

When you are ready, we are here waiting xx

Jess

 

 

 

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