You might have set yourself fitness challenges over lockdown such as joining an online exercise class or virtual running/cycling but have you thought of setting yourself a challenge to help bring you out of lockdown?
Perhaps you’ve seen the Couch to 5K challenge. A steady, achievable challenge that will see you go from little or no running to completing a 5K in a matter of weeks. If you already enjoy running/jogging you could sign up to a local Park Run once they all start up again.
Physical and Mental Benefits
It can’t be stated enough how amazing exercise is for us both physically and mentally but like anything in life it’s easy to fall into a rut. Doing something a bit different really engages your body and mind, forcing you to use muscles you might not have used for a while or concentrate on something you’ve not done before.
Some examples of challenges you could set yourself are:
Open Water Swimming
Amanda recently challenged herself to try open water swimming. Amanda classes herself as a pretty good swimmer but it was always in a pool. Swimming in open water is completely different. The release of endorphins post swim leaves you feeling on top of the world! It really reinforces how encouraging ourselves to try different activities challenges the body to work in a different way, using different muscles and truly engaging the brain.
Fitness You Will Love!
Starting up an exercise regime might seem daunting now the gyms have reopened and exercise classes can resume but setting yourself a simple fitness challenge will help you get back on track and reignite your love for fitness!.. It doesn’t have to be anything big or daunting, you can just set yourself small, easily achievable challenges such as attending a class for 1 month or walking 30 minutes every day for 30 days and see how much better you feel once you’ve completed your challenge.
New Fitness Challenge
Giving yourself a new fitness challenge can have many positive effects, not just the obvious physical effects but the positive mental benefits such as feelings of accomplishment and pride as well as the amazing endorphins exercise gives us. If you set yourself an achievable, smaller challenge to start with you might just find yourself itching for the next challenge to conquer!
If you need any advice or support on your fitness journey Amanda offers personal coaching: Find out more about Fitness Coaching >
At last things are beginning to look a bit brighter and we can tentatively start meeting up with our friends and family. This also means we can start to welcome everyone back to our wonderful Move It Or Lose It classes! What better way to enjoy exercise than with friendly faces followed by a chat and a cuppa? *
Not Just an Exercise Class
We all know how much Amanda loves exercise but it’s not just the physical aspect of the class, it’s also about the social side and the positive impact that has on our wellbeing. The past year has been tough, especially for those who live alone or who have had to shield and that’s what makes classes like our MIOLI class so important. Having a reason to come out, meet with friends and have a bit of a giggle has huge benefits. Couple that with a bit of light exercise and you’ve got the perfect remedy.
At MIOLI a combination of seated exercises, group exercises, lots of props and of course fun and laughter will help improve mobility and flexibility. There is growing evidence that regular exercise can also help protect us from developing dementia. To really lift the spirits we all enjoy a good sing along at MIOLI, it’s lots of fun and it can even help with stress and anxiety.
Get Back Into the Groove!
Starting up exercise again can seem daunting, especially after such a long time away. There’s no need to worry, Amanda will ensure that the MIOLI class will ease you back in slowly and as always all the exercises can be adapted to suit your particular needs. Most importantly, MIOLI classes are all about joining in and having fun.
Come along to your local class, meet up with friends old and new and get moving!
The following Move It Or Lose It classes are currently running:
*Please note: Due to Covid Move It Or Lose It classes are not resuming at Tallington, Empingham, Baston and Corby Glen. You are free to join one of our other classes but it is important to book your place.
We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back to our fitness sessions, we have missed you all so much, not to mention the giggles and laughter! See below our planned roadmap to getting classes up and running again with some ideas about our future plans, this information is provisional and provided as a guide to help you ease back in to in-person regular fitness sessions once again.
Booking your fitness session is essential. All dates and times are provisional, please don't just turn up. YOU MUST pre-book your fitness session. Please contact Amanda on: 07535788756 or email@example.com to secure your place.
Bootcamp re-starts on Tuesday 30th March at 7pm in ‘the cage’ Lawrence Park.
Restarts: Tuesday 30th March - 7pm
Location: ‘The Cage’ Lawrence Park
Since lockdown are you not confident with exercise and would like to try a personal training session? Are you trying to reach a personal goal and not had much success achiveing this by yourself? A personal training session might be the perfect opportunity for you. The good news is these can now resume from 29th March. Places are limited, we advise you to book as soon as possible.
Personal training - studio based
From 12th April studio based personal training sessions can resume. I am happy to continue outside sessions either in the garden or Lawrence Park depending on each clients preference.
Restarts: Tuesday 29th March
Location: Smart Fitt Studio or Garden / Lawrence Park
Fighting Fit - NEW CLASS
This Fighting Fit class is for people who have a ‘good’ fitness level already (not for beginners). It will be a mix of cardio, strength, stamina, flexibility. The moves will be based around Tae Kwon Do and gym-based boxing moves and drills, punches and kicks either on your own or with a partner (when guidance allows).
All attendees will require their own boxing gloves. All other equipment will be supplied.
Starts: Thursday 6th May
Time: 7.00pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Cage, Lawrence Park
Cost : £5 per session (First Session is FREE)
Total Body Blast
Total Body Blast is planned to re-start on Thursday 20th May at Rippingale Village Hall. This will be the new permanent time and venue for this class.
Restarts: Thursday 20th May
Location: Rippingale Village Hall
Move It Or Lose IT
The following Move It Or Lose It classes are scheduled to return from Monday 17th May.
Please note: Due to current Covid restrictions MIOLI at the following locations cannot restart: Tallington, Empingham, Baston and Corby Glen.
You are free to join our other venues; Bourne, Deeping St James, Essendine.
All current Move It Or Lose It attendees will be contacted via letter with confirmation of dates and arrangements for class re-starts.
Lots of people are looking forward to getting back to regular exercise classes so places going fast. All dates and times are provisional, please don't just turn up. YOU MUST pre-book your fitness session and await confirmation of your place. Please contact Amanda on: 07535788756 or firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your fitness session.
Looking forward to making fitness fun once again!