We are all aware of the importance of moving our bodies for both our physical and mental health. The fundamentals of fitness should be simple, yet the concept is often overcomplicated which can sometimes leave us feeling uninspired. We’ve shared a few ideas below to shed more light on the area and help you set the foundations for your health and fitness goals.
Establish Where You Are
Establish where you are now, where you want to be and the best path to get you there. It is often more effective to work in accumulate short term goals, such as improving your movement. Patience is key, so have aspirational goals but understand it takes time, as well as hard work and consistency, to reach them.
Choose How Often to Workout
For an average individual, with no injuries or health issues, aim for 3-5 workouts per week but perhaps start with 2-3 if you are a beginner and scale it up, don’t do too much too soon! If you have concerns or need some guidance then reach out to a personal trainer or fitness coach for help.
A workout means moving your body with intent and that means the intensity will vary from person to person. We host a number of different workouts, to suit all fitness goals, so definitely seek advice if you are unsure as to what is right for you.
Try a Variety of Exercises
By varying your training, you’ll keep things interesting and engaging. A wise man once said “Train everything and be ready for anything”. To be strong makes you more resilient to all forms of training and a good level of aerobic fitness will help you recover faster between workouts so don’t be afraid to give everything a try.
Warm Up and Cool Down
Every workout should start by preparing the body for what lies ahead. Break this down into a pulse raiser, joint mobilisation and activation of supporting muscle groups. Cooling down effectively is the process of down regulating your heart rate to allow your body to start the recovery process.
We hope you find this helpful; please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our personal trainers who would be delighted to help.