I thought I would take the opportunity to talk about group training and the benefits that you may get from participating on the week I start my new mornings in Highclere. Two new classes and a coffee morning, building and extending the community of LiveFitNow.
This form of exercise can be a great way to increase enjoyment of exercise and the likelihood of you attending and stick with it for the longer term.
What is group exercise?
Benefits of group exercise
It can sometimes seem a little daunting and there are factors that may make it all seem a little scary. But remember, the teacher is there to help and welcome you, everyone starts as a beginner, there are always adaptations that can be made, maybe choose a "leveled" class so you can build up your confidence and fitness, because if you go to an advanced class and you've never done anything like it before you may feel overwhelmed. But if you choose a class that you feel that is achievable you are far more likely to enjoy yourself.
So why not give it a try!? Grab a friend and join a class or find a class you like the sound of and go and see if you can make some new friends! Push yourself out of your comfort zone :)
I'd love to hear your thoughts on group exercise, especially if you go and give a class a go for the first time!
It's funny because more often that not we do not think about ways in which we can relax but instead we can all think of a thousand ways in which we can fill our time.
In 2018 YouGov published statistics that stated "74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope."
This shocking statistic shows that this really is an important area to address.
What do you do to relax?
This may just be a matter of some quiet time. Ideas include:
We all relax in different ways but it is something that is so useful for us all to make time for. And find your own favourite way to relax!
Try and take 5 minutes each day for yourself, think of something that makes you calm and relax. There is no right or wrong answer, but rather what works for you.
Vicki is a Personal Trainer, and Online Coach with the aim of helping others achieve their health and fitness goals via training and habit building for a healthier lifestyle, for life.