Month: January 2012

Swing Me Fit launches!

Swing Me Fit launches!

On Tuesday 24th January, Swing Me Fit launched at Ufford Park Health & Spa. In case you didn’t know, Swing Me Fit is a brand new style of exercise class set to the sounds of 1920‘s/30’s swing fused with house and upbeat modern rhythms. Each […]

Think you’re too busy to exercise? Think again!

Think you’re too busy to exercise? Think again!

I do understand. I’ve said it myself. “I just don’t have time to exercise. I am far too busy with everything to add exercising into my routine – when would I fit it in?”. Add to that the fact that you’re totally exhausted; don’t have […]

Choosing your fitness activities

Choosing your fitness activities

Good morning! Here is the next, and most fun part of “Planning you way to Fitness” – it’s time to list everything you’ve researched and make some choices about what you’re going to try so that you have all the information you need to put a timetable together. Read on…

3. List your options

Now you need to create a list or pile of ‘potentials’ – that is, things you think you might enjoy, that are the right price, or jump out as fitting in with your busy schedule. Add or highlight contact emails / phone numbers in readiness for Step 4. Ditch things that don’t work for you – the ones that cost too much, the ones that aren’t perhaps quite your cup of tea, the ones which you know you won’t be able to get to because of other commitments. The fun’s about to begin, and you are about to get active as you head to Step 4…

4. Try before you buy

Now it’s time to try some activities out to help you make your decision about what you’ll be adding to your first timetable! Refer to your list of numbers, and get on the phone to book some trial sessions. Very often you can have your first session free to see if it’s you. If it’s not clear on the promotional material, it’s always worth an ask. Instructors are keen to have new people on their books all the time and are more than willing to let you come and have a try! If it’s not on the promotional material don’t forget to ask them what you should bring to class, what you can expect, whether they have space at the moment if you wanted to attend regularly, how they like to be paid, and any other burning questions you can think of! Realistically, you can expect to take two to three weeks in this stage of your prep. When you’ve tried everything, and found out about availability, you will be armed with all the knowledge you need to create your very own fitness timetable, and well on the way to the new and healthy you.

Good luck!

Ready, steady, GO!

Ready, steady, GO!

Afternoon! Just checking in to see how your search for enjoyable fitness classes or activities in your local area is going? Have you started it yet? If not, why not! This is a great week – it’s the first full week the kids are back […]

Plan your way to fitness

Plan your way to fitness

Feeling sluggish after an over-indulgent Christmas? Made a resolution to get healthy this year? Then here’s a simple step by step plan to help get you organised. I can personally vouch for it! I was feeling low, grumpy, overweight, tired, and demotivated when I created […]

Fun ways to get active which are good for the soul!

Fun ways to get active which are good for the soul!

1. Pick three of your favourite upbeat tunes (radio edits are usually three-ish minutes long), put them on the stereo, and dance with wild abandon, three times a day. The powerful combination of your favourite music and exercise will help release your endorphins which induce a feeling of wellbeing.

2. Ditch the car, wrap up warm, and go for a brisk walk for 30 minutes. It’s cheaper than driving and parking, better for the environment, will get your heart working, and will clear the cobwebs out.

3. Take the kids to the park and kick a ball around with them. Bonding time with your children will make you feel good, and being regularly active will help to instil healthy habits in your little ones while they’re young.

4. Go for a long brisk walk with a good friend. It’s more motivating to exercise with someone, it’s good for the soul to spend time with someone you care for, and you can always reward yourself at the end with a treat (roasty on a Sunday, anyone?!).

5. Clean the house. Clear everyone out of the way, turn your favourite music up on the stereo and go for it! It’s easy to clock up your 30 minutes in a frenzy of dusting, tidying and hoovering. Make sure when you’re bending down you bend at the hips and knees, and think tall and proud with your posture – chest lifted, shoulders back, tummy engaged.  You’ll feel glowing, and very zen in your beautifully loved and tidy home.

6. Go out dancing. Whether it’s a dance class, a dance-based exercise class, or to a club or bar where you can let rip on the dancefloor, there’s no better way to forget your cares. If you go with a friend or partner, it’s a great way to have some bonding time too.

Blitz the winter blues with a workout that doesn’t feel like a workout!

Blitz the winter blues with a workout that doesn’t feel like a workout!

What better way to kick off the New Year and shift a few calories, than with a new workout! “Swing me Fit” is a brand new total body workout set to the exciting sounds of 1920’s/30’s swing style music fused with house, and upbeat modern rhythms. […]