It’s been a good week here at Fit Camp Towers.
I’ve nailed down our first Fido Fit Camp Weekender (check it out if you have a dog!). I’ve seen several people complete the first two weeks of their Metabolic Balance programme with fab results (40lbs lost between 3 people in 2 weeks) and we’ve seen some new faces in camp to try us out and see what we do.
I’ve had the opportunity to talk with several of our people this week about their goals, what they’re doing and how we can help them. I take great pleasure from finding out about our clients. People’s lives, loves and reasons for passing though our doors are extremely varied and yet there is usually a common theme amongst them.
This weeks theme has been twofold.
I’ve been talking with clients who so much want to feel like themselves again. To lose the lard (their words) and to feel the best they can, from the place they’re starting from. These are simple and common requests from women (usually) who have spent years looking after others and have decided that enough is enough and now it’s time for them.
This week I’ve seen one client change her approach to how she decides to look after herself since completing a very successful start to Metabolic Balance. She’s found herself making better choices with food quality, sleep routine and skin care.
Small steps towards the bigger goal.
The second theme has been from people who’ve been trying us out this month with our trial week.
Many times the reluctance to start something new, especially outdoor fitness is that it’s well…outdoors! And this week has been a fabulous challenge for those who aren’t sure whether they are fair weather campers or not!
Every day this week I’ve heard from a camper just how much they ‘love‘ working-out outside. One called it ‘simply fabulous‘ when she was caught in the rain at Fit Camp a few weeks ago.
Another told me that she couldn’t imagine doing bootcamp inside, ‘the atmosphere just wouldn’t be the same‘.
And several campers have finished sessions in the sub-zero temperatures this week with wide beaming smiles telling me they’re so glad they made themselves get out the door and to the session. With one of my longer, loyal campers saying ‘I only ever regret the sessions that I could have gone to, but didn’t‘.
I know I am biased, but being outside is good for the soul! It wakes you up and brings you alive. Combine that with an effective workout and you’re onto a feel-good winner.
Which leads me onto my helpful tip this week.
How much exercise is enough?
What do you need to do to maintain your current level of health?
What would you need to do to improve your current level of health?
Current guidelines from the Department of Health suggest that we need to engage in 150 minutes per week of moderate activity (walking, yoga, gentle swimming). Or 75 minutes of vigorous activity such as running, high intensity interval training or strength training.
Moderate activity means that you can talk whilst you are doing it, but not sing. (I love that guideline, whoever came up with that needs a medal!)
Vigorous activity means that you can answer a quick question, but no full sentences, definitely no conversation or singing!
The question is though are you meeting the guidelines? Because like the recommendation to eat five portions of vegetables and fruit each day, most people miss the target and may eat 2-3 at best.
So if you are being advised to do 150 minutes a week – are you? Or are you just managing 30 minutes in total?
The best time to establish an exercise habit is from childhood. If you missed that, the next best time is now.
If you know that you are struggling to meet your recommended minutes per week.
If you know that being fitter would help you to feel more like the best version of yourself that you keep dreaming about.
And if you definitely know that doing more activity will help you to ‘lose the lard‘ (in the words of my client this week).
Then please call me.
- It may be that Fit Camp isn’t for you – that’s OK because then you know and you can find something that is.
- It may be that you suddenly realise how easy it is to fit 75 minutes of vigorous activity into your week by attending a Fit Camp session twice a week and wished you’d done it sooner.
- If I can’t help you directly at FastTrack I DON’T MIND. However I do want you to take action to do something that moves you towards your minimum required amount, to maintain the level of health you’re at so, that in time, you can look back to this moment and know that you made a wise call.
My number is 07968 774804 you can call, Wassap or text me.
Let’s get you moving.
Let’s get you feeling like you again.
Let’s find a way for you.
To your very fabulous weekend.