Did you know you are Never too old to get into Exercise?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Personalised Training

Did you know you are Never  too old to get into Exercise? The secret is to find an activity that is fun, supportive and challenging.  If you start today, in a month you will feel stronger, fitter and improved some aches and pains.  Your joints will love you. Knee pain affects two thirds of women over 50 and is often brought on by osteoarthritis but this needn’t  prevent you from exercising.   Aqua aerobics and swimming are great if you have osteoarthritis as they will improve your fitness without straining the joints.  Gentle exercise, strength training using light weights or just your body and cycling can also help strengthen your muscles and sometimes alleviate pain. If you think you are too unfit to start exercising, the important thing is to find a someone like a Personal Trainer who can help you and adjust your exercise to suit your level. 75% of women are afraid of gyms.  But you don’t have to join a gym to get fit.  You can walk, swim or dance or do any other activity that gets you moving and having fun.  Find a buddy to join with you as you are more likely to stick to it. A Canadian study also found 41% of women over 60 avoid exercise as they are afraid of falling but regular exercise can build balance, strength, stamina and flexibility and massively reduce your risk of falling.  Weight training, yoga, pilates and tai chi are all especially effective If you find something you love that keeps you moving, you won’t find exercise a chore.  Examples are bushwalking, dancing, gardening, bowling, hiking, playing outdoors with...

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How to Make Exercise Fun Again

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Personalised Training

If your fitness regimen has become boring or hard work, it’s time to put some fun back into and rediscover all those great Kid’s games that double as exercise. Skipping The humble skipping rope is the most inexpensive yet portable of all gym equipment. Revive those school playground memories of pounding the playground with pigtails flying in the wind. The beauty of skipping is that a few 5 minute burst (or 10 mins depending on your fitness level) over the course of the day are all you need to get your heart rate up. The skipping rope also works your arms, core and legs and can improve bone density, coordination and balance. While the jumping part is really child’s play, the take-off and landing require precision so as not to damage more “mature” knees and ankles. Use those natural shock absorbers of the body by staying on your toes with your knees slightly bent. Hold the rope at hip height with your palms facing your body and your elbows in. You don’t have to jump high, just a few centimetres. So if you’re looking for some fun ways to add variety to your fitness regimen, why not try a Personal training Session tailored to your particular goals or a boxing class, where you actually get to skip!! More suggestions for fun ways to exercise coming in the next few...

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