“Fitness – If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body” – Cher

It’s getting to the time of year when you look in your wardrobe and discover that either last summer’s clothes don’t fit anymore or you need to go shopping to update them. You may be going on holiday during the summer months or have a friend’s wedding on the calendar and want to fit into that dress or bikini (not the latter for the wedding mind!) Now is the time to do something about it! Whatever your goal may be, set yourself a time frame to give yourself a specific aim, then just do it.

When you have something to motivate you, it’s a lot easier to knuckle on down and stick to the plan you set out to do. Set aside time that will allow you to achieve your goals and a gym buddy is always a good idea (as long as more exercise than chatting goes on!) Some people have to work harder at keeping fit and losing weight than others, but there may be little things you could change in order to help you achieve your goals. Changing your exercise schedule around will help to see increased results. Your body gets used to exercise, so by trying new things or increasing levels in the gym you will be testing and pushing your body to new limits. Varying types of exercise and equipment within your programme will also keep it interesting.

Going on holiday doesn’t have to mean doing no exercise for a week or two. Walk wherever you can, try new activities such as horse riding, water sports or local specialities to help compensate for the food and drink you are likely to consume!

During the lighter nights and better weather it’s easier to eat salads and eat lighter and healthier. Try to make fruit and vegetables your new best friend and eat them with every meal, it will help you feel fuller and eat less snacks in between meals or could even downside your next meal. Cutting back on sugary drinks can also help kick start weight loss and reduce your waistline. Replace these drinks with water for even better results.

If you would like help with your goals, book in at reception for a new programme with one of our instructors.