This won’t sound completely new as if you train with me you will know that strength is a personal fitness goal. But this year I want to develop my strength goal to become more than a just a physical focus but a holistic theme incorporating food and lifestyle.
By strong I don’t mean bulging biceps and a well-defined six pack but robust immune and digestive systems, resilient adrenals a healthy heart and cardiovascular system, tough bones and a strong mind.
Exercise has a big part to play in all these areas. I still feel that the wider benefits of exercise are overlooked with too much of the emphasis being on fat loss. To achieve a strong body and mind exercise choices need to incorporate:
- Resistance training to strengthen the bones and build lean muscle;
- Getting hot and sweaty to strengthen the heart and cardio vascular system
- Pilates to strengthen the core and balance the muscular system
- Restorative activity such as walking, and mindfulness to building adrenal resilience and help manage stress
So how can you translate all this into something more meaningful for a new years resolution?
- Attend a weekly resistance training class
- Practice Pilates
- Eat more vegetables
- Cut down on sugar, alcohol, and processed foods
- Adopt a screen curfew
- Build in time to see friends and have fun
- Do more of what makes you happy
All our fitness classes are developed around the concept of holistic strength. Depending on your current level of fitness will govern which sessions are right for you now but sign up and commit and we will do all the hard work making sure you do the right exercise and are motivated to keep going.
Beginner Level / Back to Fitness – Mindful Moves / Beginner Pilates / Outdoor Workout
Intermediate Level – Mindful Moves / L1 Pilates / Outdoor Workout / Kettlebell HIIT & Ski FIt
Advanced Level – L1/L2 Pilates / Outdoor Workout / Kettlebell HIIT & Ski Fit