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Fitness In The Home During 'Lockdown'

For many, carrying out their normal gym routine, as we know, is not possible right now!  We don't know how long this will go on for and it's really important now, more than ever, that we keep up our good health and fitness routine, albeit adapted in some way.

For quite some time now - long before the virus hit - I've been championing the benefits of working out at home and introduced The Tuffit and band workouts.  The reason I brought together these packages was because, no matter what, it's not always possible to get to the gym due to work commitments, childcare and so on.  As a result progess can be slowed, motivation can hit a low and it can be really hard getting back in to the swing again.

Working out at home may not be for everyone, as it can be all too tempting to curl up on the sofa with a cuppa.  That said, it isn't that hard and once you've formed an exercise routine, like any other sticking to it does become easier.  There are lots of exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home with minimal equipment or simple bodyweight exercises.

There are many people out there who don't exercise at all, not because they're lazy but because its hard getting off the starting blocks.  They don't know where to start or may have commitments that mean it's not possible to go to the gym or take part in any activity. 

This 'lockdown' is hard for everyone at the moment and we are only in week 1!  Staying fit and healthy is super important not only for your body but your mind also.  I believe that there are also positives to this situation - we get to catch up on things we never get round to - spend time with our family - read that book that's been shelved for years, and so on and so on.

If you are one of those people that's been thinking about taking up exercise and leading a healthier lifestyle, then now is your perfect opportunity to do so!  Like many, I'm home so if you need any advice on getting started then feel free to contact me.

 

Take care, be safe.

 

Jenny 

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Jenny always makes me feel I've achieved something...
The first time I trained with Jenny I couldn't sit down for nearly a week without yelping. Not a good start, but a fair indication of how badly I needed it. I was middle-aged, overweight and underfit, and I'd decided it was time to take myself in hand – or, better still, get somebody else to. I'd had a bit of experience with gyms and personal trainers and found the gyms tedious and the trainers had little experience, with even less interest in a middle-aged woman. I was so lucky to find Jenny. I couldn't be in better hands. She has so much experience, and it shows. She knows exactly the right moment to give a word (or two) of encouragement, when to stop counting up and start counting down, and just when enough is enough. It's reassuring to know there's someone watching to make sure you're doing the exercise right and are less likely to injure yourself, and she manages to get much more out of me than I'd ever do on my own. And it's never tedious. There's always different exercises to do, so I never know what I'll be getting from one week to the next. She's challenged me in ways I couldn't have imagined and has me doing things I would never have thought possible. I would never have believed I'd manage a single press-up and, while walking on a treadmill was never a problem, running was unthinkable. Now, though I'm never going to break any records, I'm heading towards twenty press-ups and can run (okay, jog) five kilometres without having to go for a lie-down in a darkened room afterwards. Jenny always makes me feel I've achieved something, even if it's only something small, so I come away feeling really good. And she's a lovely person to spend time with. Sometimes sitting down can still be a bit sore, but I no longer feel the need to yelp.
Elizabeth Paget