Indoor Sports To Enjoy During Winter

Posted on December 13, 2021 at 10:47 am

During the winter months, many people do not want to head outside in the cold to participate in sports. So, today we are going to share with you some indoor sports that you can enjoy this winter.

Tennis is an outdoor sport that can also be enjoyed indoors during the colder winter months. It is a team sport that will require you to have someone to play with. But it is a good way to keep fit during the colder months.

Another sport that you can enjoy during the winter months is trampolining. This is a sport that you can enjoy on your own or head to an indoor trampoline park to enjoy with friends.

Finally, you can also enjoy going swimming during the winter months. Swimming is an excellent way to keep fit during the winter months with swimming using a lot of different muscles to other sports.

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Improving Your Fitness In 3 Simple Steps

Posted on October 19, 2021 at 7:53 am

Keeping yourself fit can be a challenge for anyone. Even those who pride themselves on their fitness can struggle to keep improving and maintain it. So, today we are going to share with you how you can improve your fitness in 3 simple steps.

Step 1 – Improve Your Mindset
One of the main challenges when it comes to your fitness is not what you can and cant do physically, it is actually your mindset. Your mindest provides more challenges for improving your fitness than your actual fitness. Therefore improving your mindset will help you to improve your fitness. Putting yourself in the right place mentally to exercise is the first step for improving your fitness.

Step 2 – Create `A Schedule
You should also invest some of your time into creating your very own fitness schedule that will be easy for you to stick to. Ideall you want to start with 2 short work out sessions that you know you can stick to and wont have issues with. Try to be strict on yourself with sticking to this as it is the best way to get you in the good routine you need.

Step 3 – Remember It Wont Happen Over Night
Finally, it is important that you keep in your mind that it is not going to happen overnight. People go into the fitness world with the understanding that they will get fit overnight. This is not how it works, it isn’t going to happen overnight. You will need to stick at it for a good few months before you notice major changes.

So, these are our 3 simple steps you can take to help you to improve your fitness. Remember, the main issue you will have is with your mindset. Changing this and understanding how long it can take to notice a change will help you to improve.

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Training For A Bleep Test

Posted on July 11, 2021 at 7:25 am

The dreaded bleep test. A running test that everyone hated at school. As soon as the words were uttered by your teacher, you automatically began to have a bad day, a headache coming on, just anything to get out of it. But now, some jobs require you to complete a challenging bleep test to gain employment with them. Some jobs include the army and the police force. So, how can you train to ensure you can complete the bleep test?

It is a good idea if you are told a bleep test will need to be passed that you put in practice. Whether this is going outside running, running on a treadmill, just anything to get your stamina up. This will help you to be able to complete the bleep test with more ease. You can also find a bleep test video on YouTube to test yourself with! Training for a bleep test is the best way to overcome the bleep test.

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The Best Sports For Keeping Fit

Posted on June 11, 2021 at 8:29 am

2020, a year that saw a lot of sitting around, a lot of walking, and a lot of eating. A year that saw the introductions of lockdown bodies that we just want to remove. So, it is without any further conclusion that 2021 is a year where people want to play sport, a year where people want to get fit to remove their additional lockdown weight.

So, what are some of the best sports you can do to keep fit?

One sport that is the easiest to start and is perfect for keeping you fit is running. All you need is a decent pair of running shoes and off you go. You can run anywhere you like and you’ll soon feel yourself beginning to feel more fit, running longer distances. A program has been started called Couch to 5K, helping people get off the couch to running 5K. An excellent program to take part in if you want to get into running.

Now swimming pools have reopened, this is an excellent sport to take part in to keep you fit. It is a more relaxing option, that will keep you fit. You will find that every time you go swimming you can swim slightly further or slightly longer than the time before. It is important to remember with this sport it is not always about how fast you go, even a gentle swim will be burning calories, keeping you fit.

This is a sport where you will need a partner to play with or a wall to hit the ball against. Even though it may look like a relaxing sport, tennis does use a lot of energy, especially if you are competitive. You’ll find you are running back and forth to hit the ball from either side of the court. Making for the perfect little workout to keep fit.

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Why Is Stretching Important Before and After Exercise?

Posted on April 20, 2021 at 8:47 am

Whenever we partake in sports, our coaches will always make us stretch before and after exercising. But does anyone truly know the reason why we are being made to do this? Well, today we are going to share with you why stretching is so important before and after exercise!

Stretching Before Exercise
Stretching before exercise can also be known as a warm-up. This is the process of essentially gently warming up your muscles before you exercise. You are getting them moving, ready for the exercise that is coming up.

Stretching After Excercise
Stretching after your exercise session has been completed can also be known as a cool-down session. This is essentially the same process as the warm-up session, however, you are slowing your muscles down. You will be using this cool down session to calm your muscles down, showing them the exercise session is complete. Helping them to be ready for normal day to day activities.

But Why Is Stretching Important?
Stretching before and after your exercise is important for one main reason. It helps to prevent you from gaining serious injuries to your muscles. During exercise sessions you will be using your muscles more than normal, meaning it is likely that you will gain a small injury from the session. The most common issues are strained muscles or general aching.

Stretching before and after your sessions will help to prevent this. As you are easing your muscles into the exercise and then easing them out. There will be no sudden shock to your muscles when exercise is randomly placed onto them. This preparation is key for keeping your muscles safe during your sessions of exercise. You should spend at least 5 minutes before and after your exercise session to ensure your body gains the most from the session.

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Why is interval training good for your fitness?

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 7:06 am

You may have heard of interval training or HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), but what is it? And how can it help improve your fitness?

Interval training is a great way to burn off fat, and improve your overall stamina. Pushing your body to its limits for short bursts, followed be a rest period or gentle exercise. This type of workout gets your heart pumping during the intense sections and should just be slowing down during the rest periods, challenging your fitness and improving the muscles of your heart.

HIIT training can be incorporated into running, using sprints as the high level and jogs as the rest period. You can also use HIIT training in any type of exercise from abs to leg workouts. There are many fitness trainers that you can follow online that promote HIIT training. You need to have a basic level of fitness before starting a HIIT training program, so always consult your GP if you want to check you are healthy enough to start a new fitness regime.

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Cardio verses strength training

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 6:57 am

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires a combination of a good balanced diet with a regular exercise regime. Exercise can vary, depending on the individual and their own personal goals.

Before you can follow a good fitness regime, you have to know what your primary goals are. Your goals could be weight loss, muscle building, flexibility or stamina. With a clear goal in mind you can work out what exercises will work best for you to achieve your goals.

For weight loss, high intensity training and cardio workouts work best for fat burning, while weights and core exercises will help improve muscle building. Yoga or Pilates can help improve flexibility, while long distance running and cycling will be sure to increase your stamina.

That said, you are not tied to one area of exercising. You can do a little of all groups whilst doing your goal exercises at a higher frequency in one week.

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Boxercise; The main benefits

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 3:32 pm

Exercise is essential to helping you maintain a strong and healthy body, that’s why introducing new types of fitness is so important. Boxercise can be a very challenging yet reward exercise and can certainly take your fitness to the next level after a few sessions. Boxercise is a combination of cardio fitness and strength, using both to maximise your own abilities, for both women and men.

The type of activities within a boxercise session involve engagement of the entire body, burning calories fast. A great exercise for those looking to shed some weight. It also involves skipping, balance, power, agility and boxing punches too.

Boxercise is not only good for the body, but also the mind. The sessions help relieve stress and anger as you can take your frustrations out on a punch bag. Any type of new exercise class is a great way to meet new people, who love to keep fit just like you.

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Why Swimming will complement your fitness regime

Posted on July 25, 2017 at 9:57 am

Whether you need a summer body or simply want to keep fit, your fitness regime should include a mixture of exercises. How about adding swimming into your fitness regime? There are several reasons why doing so will be of great help.

To start with, swimming is fun. The fact that you are working out while at the same time having fun is comparable to none. It helps boost your morale in the process.

Swimming ensures a full body work-out. It doesn’t impact the joints but it is a major cardio workout of the whole body. Swimming also decreases stress levels, after a good a good swimming session, stress levels decrease making it a great fitness tool.

High impact workouts like trail running are good for losing calories but they are intense. Swimming is low-impact and is favourable for people who aren’t used to the gym. Swimming is a great addition to your fitness regime and you may talk a fitness trainer about the best ways to add it in to your routine.

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Increase you fitness by converting your garage into a home gym

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 4:04 am

Having your own gym at home is a great way to keep up your fitness, as you don’t have to travel far or pay for a gym membership. With a gym right at your door step, you will have no excuse to not keep fit.

A great place to set up your own home gym is in your garage, providing it is not already occupied by your car. The first step to setting up your own gym is preparing the garage floor, clearing it from dust and debris. Secondly you may want to consider adding a flooring to the garage too, this can be laminate flooring or even floor paint will do the good. Adding a large wall mirror really helps in a gym as you can see yourself workout, and monitor your personal progress too.

Buying fitness equipment can be a little bit expensive, however you could try search online for second hand items. Starting with a few weights, and running machine and a bench, and the expand from there.

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