Summer is fast approaching and now is the perfect time to work off the last of that Easter chocolate and start getting your summer body ready. Roel Jansen from Fit For Anything shares how he gets his clients ready for summer:
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If you’re feeling stuck doing the same strength exercises day after day, week after week, it’s time to take your workouts, and your results, up a notch.
When it comes to boosting your fitness you have to be motivated. You have to have a solid reason to put the time and effort into your health and fitness regime, and you need to be organised. These alone are not always enough. I firmly believe that in order to reach your goals you need to be inspired! Following this theme, I thought I’d share some of the people who inspire me.
It may be tempting over the summer to dial back on your training, to enjoy the better weather with your friends and family, and generally cut loose. Before deciding to take the whole summer off however it would be wise to consider what happens to your body when you give yourself an exercise summer break.
If there is one thing that the media are fabulous at it is extending the truth (or fibbing altogether). Fitness is a hot topic and so many blogs, articles and more share falsehoods which can and will seriously affect your health and fitness journey. I explore three of these myths today.
Some people are natural “spur of the moment” people. They get an idea and they run with it. This is a great trait in many ways as I tend to think that these kind of people are naturally geared towards being easier to motivate. That said, spur of the moment alone rarely works when it comes to fitness as planning your workouts is much more likely to help you succeed and here is why:
When it comes to setting health and fitness goals you’ll no doubt have come across the term “SMART goals”. The SMART system is one which allows you to set goals in such a way as to make sure they get done! Goal setting is not only essential for planning, it is key for motivation and ultimately success.
It doesn’t matter whether you haven’t worked out since 1991 or whether you are a regular, how your fitness journey starts will be with a healthy dose of motivation. Some of us are fabulous at self-motivating ourselves, we can catapult out of bed in the morning and sprint for the gym. Others need more help to get going and keep going.
Did you know that 90% of new gym users quit before they have reached their goals? Here are some tips to stay on track and reach your targets: 1) If your time is limited, stick to short, sharp workouts of 20-30 minutes with little rest in between exercises. 2) Get a workout partner. Push and motivate each other! 3) Keep your exercises varied. Don't allow yourself to get bored! 4) Don't push yourself too hard to begin with. It's unlikely you will see a noticeable change in the first month, but don't let that put you off training - persevere and slowly increase intensity.