Summer is here (although someone needs to remind the weather!) and many of us are planning a holiday in the coming weeks. This often means our usual exercise routines are put on hold and it can be tempting to just let it all go and overindulge. If you do decide to ditch the healthy habits for a couple of weeks that is absolutely fine, it might be daunting picking it all up again but with a little determination and effort you’ll soon be back on track. A break is as good as a rest and if you need a break from exercise then you should definitely take one. Taking a holiday from exercise allows your body to fully recover, you can concentrate on getting some much needed sleep and avoid injuries caused by over-exercising.
On the other hand, if you’re an active person and love exercising then suddenly stopping exercise can have a negative effect, leaving your body feeling stiff and your mind racing. Thankfully, just because you can't attend your usual exercise class or gym doesn’t mean there aren't plenty of ways you can keep fit and active while still enjoying your holiday.
Here are a few options to help keep you in tip top condition:
However, if you decide to spend your time when you’re on holiday this summer, be sure to relax and savour the break. The past year has taken its toll on all of us and we all deserve some quality self-care- What are you are planning to do with the rest of your summer? Maybe just taking it easy and enjoying a rest? Let us know and post a pic on our Facebook page.
The Government recently announced that gyms, leisure centres and exercise classes can now begin operating again (subject to local restrictions). This is fantastic news, the lockdown has had huge ramifications across the globe- not least for everyone’s mental health and fitness, so being able to get out to our regular exercise classes and gyms is like a ray of light! It’s well known that physical activity boosts our mental well-being by releasing feel-good chemicals and endorphins.
During lockdown many of us tried to make the most of local walks if we were able and online groups were great to keep up with familiar exercise routines but now that restrictions are being relaxed we can start to return to physical classes and gyms. Here at Smart Fitt, Amanda has worked hard to make sure the return to class will be as safe as possible.
Measures such as strict maximum number of participants in each class and no equipment sharing mean that social distancing can be maintained throughout and that attendees can feel safe. We will continue to monitor new regulations set out by the Government and update you accordingly via our website and social media channels. Please check back regularly to ensure you have up-to-date information.
Class Information for Smart-Fitt
A new home and a new time for the Bootcamp class!
Bootcamp - as from thisTuesday 15th September we will be at The Centre at Elsea Park from 8pm to 8:45pm. This will give the class a good amount of indoor space plus some outside options too.
Total Body Blast
The Total Body Blast class will be moving to a Thursday morning and starts back on 17th September at 9:15am in Rippingale Village Hall.
Move It Or Lose It classes
Your first class is FREE!
What you need to know:
Great for a personalised workout, you can choose either 1-1 or 2-1 training sessions with Amanda. If you don’t yet feel ready to face the gym or you lack confidence, a personal 1-1 training session is a brilliant way to get fit, get great nutritional advice and all at a time convenient to you in a spacious, open plan studio gym. 2-1 sessions are ideal for couples and friends who wish to train together in a structured way.
The sessions are all designed to suit your specific goals and needs while making sure to match your fitness level and ability.
Contact Amanda to find out what sessions are available (some daytime places currently available)
If you are still shielding or not quite ready to start up the classes again then the virtual classes are a great way to keep active and motivated. With full, detailed instructions and clear videos to follow you can ensure you’re getting a good workout without even leaving your home.