With Summer on the horizon this week’s blog is all about working out safely in the heat! Just a few common sense tips and tricks if you are going abroad this summer (or indeed if the weather is hot at home!)
- This is not a time for PBs – keep your sessions short and sharp as exercising in the heat puts extra strain on your body
- Work out early in the morning or late in the day when its cooler
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
- Don’t forget your SPF – ALWAYS
- Try and do short interval based workouts or circuits as apposed to long runs
- Still make time to warm up and cool down even when its tempting to just stop!
- Wear light breathable fabrics
So keep your sessions short and sharp – my workouts are just 30 minutes on my platform so easy to fit in PLUS launching tomorrow (1st June) is the summer express series – a series of 5 workouts which are just 15 minutes long for you to take on holiday this summer. They are perfect for summer hols – just 15 mins! And you can put them together for a longer circuit. I know these are the sessions I will be fitting in 100%.
Want to know more about my classes? Mondays are a full body sculpt class, a workout focusing on all the muscle groups. A strength-based class where you have the option of using weights or exercising without equipment. Tuesdays are our arms and abs day. Wednesdays are focussed on the lower body – time to challenge those legs and glutes, using resistance bands if you have them but equally all the classes can be done without equipment. Fridays are strength HIIT – a perfect combo of strength and cardio. Classes have been specifically designed to suit all fitness levels and create fitness habits which last & which produce results.
So enough about the platform, let’s talk about the why! Why strength work, why weights and why 30 minutes?
Strength training is both physically and mentally beneficial. As we get older our muscle mass decreases but this can be reversed by strength training. Strength training increases bone density so reduces the risk of fractures and osteoporosis. It helps to build our strength to perform everyday activities with greater ease and prevent unnecessary injuries. Best of all it enhances our mood by boosting our metabolism and stabilising our weight. By toning and conditioning your legs as your core becomes stronger will in turn lead to better posture and leave you less susceptible to lower back injury. It sounds like a no brainer to me! Best of all you can achieve all of this in just three 30 minutes sessions per week with minimal equipment from your living room or garden. So kiss goodbye to gym commutes and expensive fees and say hello to a new you!
Intrigued to know more or have a go? Try a class for free here.
If you have any questions please do get in touch.
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