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Don’t know where to start with fitness?
This is a game changer... read on.

  • Good things come to those who sweat.

  • Live longer when you move more.*

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    Fall in love with the process and the results will come.

Understanding the Secret Sauce to working out and keeping motivated is a game changer no matter where you are on your fitness journey. When most people get started with a new workout programme or want to recommit to one they’ve let go, they go NUTS on day one, two or three and then fizzle out.

For most, their sign of commitment is the level of INTENSITY they bring to that first workout or two. But hey, we don’t want to be like most people. Rather than start out as heroes and then tip-toe out the backdoor, we should begin by acknowledging that it is a challenge to maintain motivation then we change our focus to CONSISTENCY rather than intensity.

Repeat after me:
How much exercise do we need?
  • According to the NHS you need 150 minutes of physical activity every week. (i.e. 20 minutes a day)
  • It is important to mix up what type of movement you choose.
  • Try starting slowly with 10 minutes a day and add 5 more minutes each week.
What exercise is best?*

Here is an idea of what to explore depending on your goals. Choosing a variety of these activities help you to have a well-rounded fitness level and don’t forget how amazing exercise is to help reduce stress.

Healthy Heart & Mind

Build Strength

Improve Balance

  • Walk or run
  • Climb stairs
  • Bike
  • Swim
  • Trampoline
  • Lifting weights
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Push-ups, sit-ups and squats
  • Dance
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Hiking
  • Kickboxing

* Sources: NHS Benefits of Exercise, UK Government  

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One Simple Change

Enjoy it, don't force it.

Start with what feels good. The idea is to simply start “moving” more, stick with it and don’t quit.

Start by taking the stairs, instead of the lift. Get off the bus a stop earlier and walk the rest of the way. Leave the car at home.