Exercise

Staying Fit & Healthy Over the Christmas Period

Staying fit and healthy over the Christmas period is something that most people wouldn’t even dream of, with turkey, chocolate and drink being enough to convince most to stay cooped up over Christmas. Although, for those who don’t want to lose their progression, or just simply stay active over the festive period, we have a few tips that can help to keep you motivated to stay on the road to reaching your goals. 

 Change up the Workouts

Gluten Free Labeling Guide

For some people with celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten, remaining gluten-free is necessary for their well-being. In addition, a growing number of people are choosing to embrace this lifestyle. Many health gurus and celebrities today have encouraged people to eliminate gluten from their diets. They promote it as a natural way to avoid and remove toxins that may lead to ill health. As a result, countless food manufacturers have responded to these trends and introduced more products that do not contain gluten.

How Long Should You Have a Personal Trainer?

This is a question that crops up a lot; but the truth is, there is no specific answer. If you’re asking this, then you’re likely approaching personal training in the wrong way… why is this? 

It’s because it is something that depends on your ultimate fitness goals, and whether you want to stay in shape after you reach them. Ask yourself questions like; could you do this alone? Would it benefit you to have more guidance after you’ve gotten to where you want to be?

Guide to Outdoor Training

Thank you to Hannah Oxborough  from Origym who has written and shared the below information and link on How we can exercise and get more active in the great outdoors.

 

Matt 

We’re not telling you to ditch the gym completely, but why not turn to the outdoors for your training this winter?

We know what you’re thinking; it’s freezing, why on earth would I do that?

The truth is, most people associate ‘outdoor training’ with running, and choose the treadmill and warmth of the gym opposed to the frosty conditions. 

How to Become a Spin Instructor: Ultimate Guide

Thank you to Chloe Twist from Origym who has written and shared the below information and link on how to become a spin instructor and thus further your career prospects. Please see the link below which will take you to the full article.

Matt 

How to Become a Spin Instructor: Ultimate Guide (2019) | OriGym COE

Have you ever wanted to become a spin instructor? If so, then you will want to check out the following article. 

Running Motivation: Tips for Runners at Every Level

The following is a detailed and in-depth article backed up by scientific research from HVMN who research and present articles discussing health, nutrition and diet, among other topics. Abigail Perez from HVMN provided the great content which discusses running motivational tips for runners at every level from beginners to advanced runners. Please continue reading the article and be great to hear your thoughts ad ideas on motivation for running.

High 5,

Matt

 Running Motivation: Tips for Runners at Every Level​

Tips to ease Motion Sickness

Thank you to Jimmy Izewski from Straight North who has shared an informative and useful infographic that one of their clients has created on dealing with motion sickness when traveling. Please carry on reading and see the info graphic below.

High 5,

Matt

Give it a Go - Step Ups

The Step Up is a fantastic exercise for building up your lower body strength, provides a great core workout and challenges your Cardiovascular System. Step ups don't require much equipment - you can use a step, a chair or a park bench - you don't need much room and they can be performed anywhere and varied in so many ways.

Weekly Round Up

The following are the helpful, beneficial and informative health and fitness articles that I have read this week and wanted to share with you all. They are from a variety of external high quality websites. Please click on the blue link to read:

Give it a Go: The Press Up

This basic press up will help to build up your upper body strength, provide a great core workout and challenge your Cardiovascular System. Press ups don't require any equipment, you don't need much room and they can be performed anywhere and varied in so many ways.

Please see my Matt Swaz Fitness Video on how to perform the Press Up.

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