NEW YEAR, NEW ME! STARTING YOUR NEW YEAR THE RIGHT WAY! (Part 2)

The importance of movement.

As with nutrition, keeping things simple will give you the best chance of success.
Aim to be active at least once on a daily basis.

This alone will help you:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Maintain the ability to perform everyday tasks with ease
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety

The importance of movement.

As with nutrition, keeping things simple will give you the best chance of success.
Aim to be active at least once on a daily basis.

This alone will help you:

There are many ways to approach physical activity and exercise. 150 minutes of
moderate physical activity per week split into 5 x 30-minute sessions works well for
some whilst others prefer 75 minutes of high intensity activity (5 x 15 minutes).

Your lifestyle will ultimately determine your options but for many of us time is the key driver.

Mix up your workouts to keep boredom at bay and keep track of your progress – it will keep you motivated to see your performance improving.

NEW YEAR, NEW ME! STARTING YOUR NEW YEAR THE RIGHT WAY!

Whilst we all carry a little extra Christmas weight that we aim to get rid of in
January, it is important that you also consider long-term goals, mapping out some
personal milestones that last past January.

Where many will just say ‘I want to lose weight’ or ‘I want to tone up’, putting together a more specific plan such as ‘I aim to lose half a stone’ or, ‘lose two inches from my waist’, can keep you focused, allowing you to keep track of progressions and can make you excited and geared up to hit the next goal.

Buddy up, as they say, a bit of competition never hurt anyone! This is why buddying up in the gym is a great way to maintain efforts, pushing each other and mirroring each other’s motivation.

This is incredibly impacting if you are a creature of habit that needs someone in their ear, giving you that extra push to reach the limits you know you can.

Although your buddy does not have to reflect you physically, it is good to pick a gym partner that employs the same core vision and utilises the same equipment and techniques. Whether this is a gym partner or a Personal Trainer.

This will allow you to track your progress and take inspiration from one another.

Make exercise part of your lifestyle. It may be an overused cliché in the health and
fitness industry, but ‘changing your lifestyle’ is more important than a quick-fix
solution, enjoying healthier weight-loss and muscle growth.

By viewing exercise as part of your lifestyle, you will be less likely to skip the gym.
So here’s to 2021 and the new you!

HEALTH AND FITNESS OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD.

With the tin of Roses, Celebrations or Quality Street on the coffee table, the
smell of freshly baked minced pies out of the oven.

The bottles of Baileys and Prosecco or a crate of beers lining the fridge door. While Christmas might well be the most magical time of the year, it’s also often the most indulgent, alcohol filled and let’s face it, exhausting period in the winter season.

Whether you’re heading home to your families for the festive season or staying
at home, December is full of temptations that can easily make the most avid gym
go’er and devoted health-conscious person tumble off the wagon, however, it
doesn’t have to be like that!!

Spike Fitness is open over the Christmas period, we will be here ready to help
you keep on the straight and narrow with your training over this festive period.

We have a revised timetable but all classes and sessions are still running. If the
class session times are unsuitable for you, speak to us about one on one
sessions to ensure your training needs are met over this period.