Have you tried lots of different styles of training but haven't found one you've loved enough to stick to? Then have a read of our most recent blog and you might find your training style soul mate!
Whether you’re new to exercising, or a seasoned Vet, finding a new style of training that you’ll enjoy can be a challenge. But once you find one, it won’t take long before the little, happy endorphins that exercise releases has you hooked, and you’ll be thanking yourself in no time. Everyone is different, and what works for your friends might not work for you, so it is important to find something that suits your needs.
If you’re looking for fast, intense workouts, then boot camps and group fitness training might be for you. Most boot camps and group fitness sessions incorporate circuit training, boxing, and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) plus a range of other fun styles. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up, burns more fat in less time, builds strength, power, coordination, fitness and endurance. Plus, you get to work out with a group of likeminded people who encourage, motivate and support you, and also develop great friendships!
Mums & Bubs
For mums who want to get out of the house, or return to exercising, a great place to start is with a Mums & Bubs class. For expectant mums, there are also Pregnancy Fitness classes to accommodate your new belly. These classes are specifically designed to target your mum-bod to lose weight, improve pelvic floor strength and abdominal separation, and introduce you to other wonderful new mums who will support and guide you along your journey.
If you’re looking for a free workout, running is an exercise you can do alone, or with a friend. Running is one of the most effective ways to lose weight, to improve fitness and health, to relieve stress, or just to kill time.
Dance & Zumba
If you like cardio exercise, but don’t enjoy running, then dance and Zumba classes could be for you. Incorporating simple dance moves with lunges and squats will have you sweating up a storm in no time!
Looking for another free exercise? Then walking might be your jam! Walking is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Because it’s low-impact, walking has a very low risk of injury and doesn’t require any additional training! It also improves health and fitness, balance and co-ordination, and manages weight. Additionally, it reduces the risk of fractures, falls and other injuries. Grab a friend, or your dog, and head out for 30mins a day to really feel the benefits of walking!
Pilates & Yoga
If your muscles tight or tense, you’re stressed, or you’re looking to try something new, then head to your local yoga and Pilates studio. Yoga and Pilates are often grouped together, but both have different benefits. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in the body in a balanced fashion. It improves flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness. Alternatively, Yoga works to bring the body and mind together through stretching, controlled breathing techniques and meditation.
The importance of low-impact, weight-bearing exercises is extremely important to active seniors groups. Weight-bearing exercises help to improve muscle strength, bone density, and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, whilst low-impact exercise reduces the risk of further damage. Aqua Fitness is a great low-impact workout, which strengthens muscles, and improves respiratory and cardiovascular fitness, without subjecting your body to further damage. Plus, you will get to keep cool as the hot summer sun heats up the day!
Do you have a push-bike? Yes? Why not head out for a cycle! Cycling is great for improving mental well-being, weight loss, building muscle, better lung health, reduces heart disease and cancer risk, is low impact, improves navigational skills, and helps you sleep better.
Do you like living on the edge, or looking for something completely out of the park-our? Then Parkour could be your new best friend! Parkour is a full body workout involving running and obstacle jumping, applying practical and fundamental movements, along with promoting quick-thinking and creative style. Your agility, balance, power, speed, coordination, strength and reaction time will all be tested and improved with Parkour.
It doesn’t matter what training style you choose, getting off the sofa and getting your body moving will benefit your physical and mental health. Try it today!