The summer months are looming and the lockdown bulge needs to be dealt with! Anna Langridge from 1FitLife offers fitness solutions that will work for different types of people.
This is the time of year that many people go into panic mode about the state of their fitness and the fear of having to bear all in swimwear. It’s never too late to start though and every time you do some form of exercise you’ll find that your body and health will improve in some way even if it’s not always visually.
How do I start?
We are all different and all approach challenges in different ways. So the best thing is to find a way to get fitter that you’ll enjoy and that works for your lifestyle. Some of us will need more guidance and support, others want complete privacy and are happy to do it on their own and in their own time.
What are my options?
Join a gym – all gyms opened up in April so it’s a great time to get a discounted membership. This is the ideal option for those in need of the motivation of others around you!
Find a personal trainer – This is the best for those of you who have no self discipline. Make sure you choose someone who won’t take no for an answer or you’ll end up cancelling each week!
Source an online trainer – if you work long hours and need your fitness to work around your lifestyle then this is the best solution for you but you do need an element of self-discipline to be successful with this option.
Find a fitness buddy – this is the cheapest and most fun option as long as your friend is more determined than you are.
Whichever option you choose, remember that something is better than nothing. Aim to train a minimum of 3 times per week and the duration of the workout depends on the intensity, so if you’re walking you need to train for longer than running. Mix up your training for the best results so you include strength, mobility and cardio. You can do this!