Choosing a workout programme can sometimes be just as challenging as the exercise itself. With so many different names for classes and training methods, you might be hard pushed to decide which one suits you best, or even what they mean.
To cut out the jargon and to make life simple, I’ve put together a guide to the top ten training types, so you can decide for yourself which workouts suit you best!
We humans like to stick together. When faced with the prospect of going out alone for a run, or dragging ourselves to the gym, we can easily be swayed into staying in the warm and sitting on the sofa.
There are many reasons why it’s better to work out with others. For starters, exercising in a group is more motivational. You will find that you’re spurred on by others, and an encouraging pat on the back is sometimes all it takes to keep you going.
This was a scary but exciting experience.
I’d wanted to do a photo shoot for a very long time, but the thought terrified me. I’m not the most photogenic person and I definitely don’t feel comfortable in front of a lens. I feel slightly awkward in my demeanour and stance. Basically, I am not a natural poser! So why would I want to have a photo shoot? My answer is, so I have proof of what I have achieved, to help motivate and encourage people and to show everyone you can change (even when you get older). So I took the plunge and found a fantastic photographer, Simon Hooley at The Image Cella. I had seen some of his work before and I knew that he had a good reputation.
Some people stretch religiously and others skip it altogether. Whatever your thoughts on stretching I really believe that stretching down after a workout can help prevent injury and lower the heart rate to a steady pace so you recover more quickly, also your muscles would have been left in a shortened state after a workout so you need to reset your body to a natural position and posture.