Month: February 2020

Making the most of your gym induction.

Gym inductions are often something that people dread, whether you have used gym equipment 100 times before, or this is your very first time, most of us just approach it as a tick box exercise without utilising the induction fully. Despite this, it’s actually a really important step first step on your fitness journey at your new gym.  Here are some ways you can prepare to make the most out of your important induction.

Safety First

Even if you have been to a gym before, it’s so important to learn how the equipment works and the specific etiquette within that facility. Even a treadmill can have different buttons and features, so for your own safety, it’s a great chance to learn how to use everything. Seeing the instructor give a demonstration can really help you to know the correct form to help prevent any injuries.

Don’t be embarrassed

Don’t feel worried about going into your induction even if you are a novice. Everyone has to start somewhere, and pros often need a refresher too. No question is too silly, so if you have any queries or concerns, don’t be embarrassed to ask during your induction while you have the one to one attention. Experienced gym members will be too busy concentrating on themselves to worry about anyone else. 

Share your goals 

When the instructor is taking you around, make sure to share the goals of joining the gym. Whether it be losing weight or improving stamina, the PT will be able to show you which areas of the gym to focus on and even demonstrate some exercises which will help you to reach your goal. You wouldn’t go to a new hairdresser and say ‘do whatever you want’, you would tell them what you wanted, the same should go when you join a new gym. 

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10 Health And Fitness Tips For Busy People

10 Health And Fitness Tips For Busy People

We are all busy people with so much to juggle, with work, friends, and family, we can all admit to saying ‘I don’t have enough time in my day to exercise’. Whether this is true, or just an excuse, here are some tips to help you squeeze in some exercise even on your busiest day.

1. Take the stairs

 Fast stair-walking provides the same health benefits in 15 minutes as you’d get from walking or jogging slowly for twice that time on flat ground. So if you’re at work or at home why not run up and down the stairs when you use them, to give yourself a fitness boost. 

2. Buy a Fitness Tracker

Whether you splash out on an expensive fitness tracker, or just use the pedometer in your phone, they are great tools to keep you motivated. Whether you set a step goal, or a reminder to alert you when you haven’t moved for a certain amount of time, it can be great to keep you active at times when you might forget, like sitting at a desk or watching tv.

3. Learn some quick recipes 

After a hectic day at work, the last thing we can often be bothered to do is start cooking a meal. To make sure that on these days you don’t reach for unhealthy convenience foods learn some super quick recipes you can knock up in an instant or meal prep on the weekend.

4. Choose a healthy hotel

If you’re working away or going on a weekend trip, it’s so tempting to indulge in hotel food or room service. A study found that people who travel away frequently with work are 1.92 times more likely to be obese. If you travel away from home for work try to book hotels with gyms and healthy menu options.

5. Get a good sleep

Busy lives often mean getting to sleep late and rising early. Experts estimate we already burn, on average, 69 calories per hour while asleep, so it’s really important to make sure you get enough sleep to help keep your body and mind healthy. 

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