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Top ten fitness tips for 2010

December 29, 2009

It is almost 2010 – the start of a new year and all those new year’s resolutions…. I would like to challenge you to make them happen this year by creating a step by step plan to make each one become a reality!  

get-fit-in-2010This is the first of a three part series of features with our top tips to help you look and feel fabulous inside and out! Read on for fitness tips, and look out for Wellbeing & Nutrition and Confidence & Goal Setting – to follow soon.

Fitness

“Thought is cause: experience is effect. If you don’t like the effects in your life, you have to change the nature of your thinking”. – Mariannne Williamson

  • Choose exercise and activities which make you feel motivated and energised in an environment that works for you…  decide if you would like to exercise inside or outside, in a group, with one person or on your own. Then think of all the things you could do – dance, rock climbing, triathlon, yoga, Bootcamp, spinning, running, football etc, etc….!

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Click here to read our getting started guides on Sportsister

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  • Aim to increase your daily level of activity so you are walking for at least 45 minutes a day and always taking the stairs – remember this can be 10 minute blocks throughout the day. This will lift your metabolic rate and is proven to increase your fitness and wellbeing.

  • Aim to exercise at least 2-4 times per week for 45 minutes – mixing it up so you do at least two different things a week, challenging different parts of your body – giving you great results, keeping it interesting and meeting new people.

  • You don’t have to join a gym!  There are plenty of outdoor fitness courses, yoga and dance classes, workout DVD’s and home training sessions with a set of dumbbells, a swiss ball and possibly a kettlebell or a Flexi Bar!

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Beginner’s guide to: Kettlebells

Beginner’s guide to: Flexi Bar

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  • Make a goal with your friends and family, giving you support and encouragement to make it happen.  Write it down and pin it on your bedroom wall to remind you every day of what you are going to make happen!
  • Set a goal to raise money for a charity that means something to you personally – there is nothing like it to commit you to achieving the goal, having fun, meeting new friends, getting fitter and feeling good!  There are so many options from the Race for Life 5km to full day challenges like Race the Sun (50km Bike, run up and down a mountain and a 5km canoe…!)

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Click here to read our calender of events into find something you would like to do in 2010

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  • Plan your goals in your diary to make them happen – write your plan every Sunday for the week and reward yourself at the end of each month by buying yourself a bunch of big flowers or whatever makes you feel fab.
  • Work on developing great posture and have a trigger which makes you sit up and walk talk – like the colour red, or when you text someone – perfect for quick results.
  • If you don’t know where to start get the support of a personal trainer or sports coach to help you set your goals and give you a plan – well worth the investment to make it really happen.
  • Finally – make it FUN, getting hot and sweaty is normal and listen to your body – if you don’t feel good have a rest day – if you do feel good – challenge yourself.

Kim Ingleby, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

Kim-InglebyKim Ingleby runs Energised Performance (www.energisedperformance.com ) – a wellbeing & fitness business.  She is the 2007 IFS Personal Trainer of the Year and a qualified Master NLP Practioner, Hypnotherapist, Sports Therapist & Life Coach offering 1:1 and group coaching on line or in person – she is based in Bristol.  She works with media personalities, professional atheletes, business women and Mum’s – she is passionate about helping you feel fabulous inside and out!

To help you achieve your goals sign up to our Make it Happen in 2010 Workshop on Sunday 7th Feb and to kick start your fitness come to our Weekly Bootcamp Sessions in Bristol on a Tuesday and Thursday or our Italian Fitness Camp 2nd-8th May 2010. (www.energisedperformance.com/events.php)

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