You’ve made the decision to get fitter and have plucked up the courage to try something new. You’ve booked a place at a Dance Fit class, you’ve got your trainers on and you’re armed with a bottle of water. You walk in the door and pay the instructor, now what?!
Speaking from experience…
It’s Friday afternoon, you’ve just left work and everyone around you has got that ‘Fri-yay!’ feeling. You’ve been good all week eating healthily and exercising but now 3 nights and 2 days of temptation lie ahead. You might be going out for drinks, out for a meal or going to a party. It’s that time of the week where we like to eat more and drink more whilst inevitably exercising less and sleeping less! Here’s how to survive, indulge a little and be a weekend warrior!
Life is too short to be counting calories when you’re on holiday. Your annual break away will most likely only account for 7-14 days out of the 365 in the year…so you shouldn’t feel guilty about having that big blow out meal when you’re on vacation! However you can still stay in shape on holiday and it might just be easier than you think… Read more
If you’re in need of some exercise motivation then look no further. These 3 reasons to workout are the only inspiration you need to get off your sofa and move it, move it! Read more
It can be super daunting starting a new fitness class, especially if you have fallen off the exercise wagon. You’re probably thinking, “Will I survive?” and envy the oh so confident teacher. Well this might surprise you, but your instructor is sometimes thinking, “Will I survive?!”
Let me tell you, you’re not alone in your self-conscious, self-doubting thoughts…
Plucking up the courage to go to a fitness class for the first time is not easy but doing the class doesn’t have to feel like hard work.
Here are my top dos and don’ts for helping you get the most out of a class so you can actually enjoy it!
For a very long time, I saw having a massage as a one-off, a luxury, a treat. In fact, I used to say, “If I was rich, I would get massages all the time!”
Before the end of last year, I could count on my hand the number of times I’d had one done. I’d had a few girly spa days over the years and been given the odd voucher on my birthday or at Christmas.
Now I am having a deep tissue sports massage every 3 weeks without fail.
So, what’s changed? No, sadly I have not become rich!
What has changed is my mindset…
You might automatically think that the hardest part about doing a workout is putting the work in, right?
More often than not, it is the exercise part that is the easiest. There’s that old saying – “Your body can do anything, it’s your mind you have to convince.”
It doesn’t matter how badly we want to feel and look better, whether you are a fitness fanatic, a fitness-phobe or even the class instructor (yes, I’m talking about me) we all lose motivation from time to time.
Let me tell you why and what we can do about it…
We all know we should be getting regular exercise but how do you know if your weekly workouts are working for you?
Is your exercise routine as efficient as it could be? Are you maximising your results? Take this quiz to find out!