Saturday, 31 January 2015

More Sexycise

Calling all ladies.  We launched Sexycise last year and it has proved to be very popular – a great circuit class for women only, aimed at strengthening our core.  This class works our abs really hard (if you don’t know where they are or what that feels like – join us – you will soon find out!)

We know that strengthening these muscles can help with all sorts of activities in that area (now do you see why its women only!)

The really good news is that you can now do it twice a week – I have added Mondays at 19.45 to 20.30 to the timetable.  There is plenty of spaces so if you have never done this before – come along and join us, and if you just can’t get enough of it, come Mondays as well as the regular Thursday slot.

Just £3 for members and £5 for non members – so bring you friends too.  

Just ring the Willingham gym (01954 260985) to book your place

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Workout together !

Do you come to the gym with your partner or to escape from them?

A study published in the journal JAMA International Medicine states that getting fit, losing weight or giving up smoking are all more easily achieved if your partner joins you!

Doing things together means that you can share each other’s success and occasionally share the frustrations too. Your partner can boost your morale and cheer you on! If you embark on a fitness regime together it increases the likelihood that you will both stick to it and achieve your goals.

A vigorous workout can also help reduce stress; afterwards you will both feel more relaxed and happy.

Finally, other studies have shown that the endorphins you get from working out also increase your libido. Now that’s a reason to get down the gym!

Monday, 12 January 2015

10,000 steps

We know that its good to move a bit, we know that we are aiming for 10,000 steps a day.

Now, 10,000 is quite a lot of steps.   It takes some doing and for many (if not most) of us we have to make a special effort to get to that many.  I was curious to see how many I did so thought instead of the guess ‘I am quite active, I must do that many’ I would actually measure the number.

There are plenty of ‘posh’ systems on the market – they will link to your computer and tell you to move if you keep still for too long.  I am sure they are great – but those of you who know me well know that I am not a ‘techy’ sort of person and I wanted to find something cheap and easily accessible.  I emailed a company that was selling pedometers on Amazon and they very kindly sent me a selection of pedometers for free.  We are trialling them now – we will let you know how we get on.  We are looking for one that is easy to set up, accurate, unobtrusive and not requiring any attention.

Once we know we will tell you how we got on  (and where you can buy your own).  So if you see me pacing around the gym, I am just ‘getting my steps up’, if you see me out in all weathers – don’t offer me a lift –I am  just ‘getting my steps up’.