November 17, 2021
In case you haven’t noticed, it is almost winter here in the UK. For many the cold temperatures and thoughts of snowy days is cause for hibernation, but as we all know, this is also the time of year that we are more prone to becoming more sedentary, find excuses to venture out and gain weight. After all, we are wearing layer after layer of clothing, so who is going to notice those little extra pounds, right? But there’s always next spring and summer so maintaining beats an unnecessary and hard uphill slog back to summer form!
If this sounds all too familiar to you, it doesn’t have to. In fact, many people like to use the winter season to shed some weight, tone their bodies and get ready for next season’s beach weather.
If you are looking for some effective ways to get fit this winter, keep reading as we show you some useful tips that will help you do just that:
Whatever your fitness goal were in the past, set new ones for this winter. New fitness goals will help give you a different perspective on your workouts and your body, enabling you to refocus yourself and get excited about your workouts again. Be sure to create realistic fitness goals that are attainable as this will make it easier for you to stick to your workout plan. Keep them realistic but regular. It could be how many push ups, sit ups, squats or clicks you run. Keep a tab, measure your gains and set goals.
Instead of just losing weight and toning your body, add strength training to your winter workout plan. You can increase your build and strength by using your body weight and using a resistance workout. Being able to hold your own body weight and work with your own body weight is the most effective and realistic objective. Not only will this help you get stronger and build more muscle, but resistance training will help you see a substantial reduction in excess body fat.
YES!! Try something that you haven’t tried before. By trying a new fitness routine such as Pilates, you can give your body something new that it isn’t used to and this could lead to impressive results. As mentioned above working with your own body weight and gaining relative strength to support your body weight and the required stamina, is what Pilates offers. Research shows that Pilates is one of the most effective ways to burn calories, lose weight, strengthen your muscles, operate efficiently and tone your body. Not only that but you can pitch your sessions at starter level up to Elite athlete standard. The spring and pulley system can be very assistive or very resistive so that you can set the level or intensity as desired. Reformer Pilates also lends itself to a huge amount of variety so you don’t get bored and the body may be tested in any number of ways!
To learn more ways to get fit this winter and why a Pilates workout is so important, contact myPilateslondon and sign up for a Studio Pilates programme which can make you stronger, faster and more resilient.
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