We learn from a young age that healthy eating and exercise is important, Happy Healthy Harold taught us that. But all too often we find ourselves making excuses for not going to the gym, giving in to the double choc muffin or choosing a sleep-in instead of an early morning walk (especially in winter!). Hey, I’m guilty of it myself!
Troubled with the dilemma of wanting a beach body yesterday but unable to find the motivation to train during the colder months, I sat down with Ryan from Live Alive Fitness to get some fitspiration.
His passion and enthusiasm for fitness and exercise struck me straight away.
“Spring is an unreal time of year to get back into fitness. Take, the progressively warmer days, the early morning sunrises and the knowing that you are preparing your body to look good after you start peeling off those layers after the winter chill, exercising is Spring is addictive,” Ryan says.
Ryan’s enthusiasm is contagious. Still, I was a little unsure about how to go from hibernating in winter to intense training sessions in spring. Ryan had a few great tips, the first step: Make goals (and stick to them).
“Making a point of not only saying you would like to be in better shape and healthier this spring but putting a definitive date on exactly when you will start,” Ryan suggests. It’s a great idea to tell friends and family your goals, that way they can help hold you to them, and perhaps give you the extra motivation you need.
“Have a think about exactly what you would like to get out of your training. Be specific and realistic with your goals. When you’ve got a fitness goal, you are driven to train hard and eat healthy,” continues Ryan.
“If you haven’t exercised in a long time, even starting off with some light walking every day for 30minutes can help get you back to a level of fitness.”
But to get results, we need to keep pushing. Ryan explains, “The main thing is that in order to change you really need to be challenging yourself. If your body is training comfortably, there is no reason for it to change its shape by reducing its body fat or increase its muscle tone. While walking or a light swim in the pool are a good way to commence an exercise program, progressing yourself further then this and constantly challenging yourself in fitness will get you the results you want… fast!”
To get that beach body ready for summer, the good routine has to start now. Set Goals, tell people your goals, and stick to them. You can ease into it with some light exercise, the most important thing is to keep consistent, and keep challenging yourself. Ryan’s Ultimate Fitness Challenge starting in September is a perfect way to get back into that routine.
The 10-week challenge will get your butt into gear, and get results fast. Ryan is great at motivating and you will want to put in the hard work under his supervision. All ages are welcome, from young to young at heart, with each session tailored to your fitness level.
The Challenge starts and ends with body composition measurements, so you can see exactly how much fat you’ve lost and muscle you’ve gained. There’s 3 progressive boot camp sessions per week for 10 weeks. The challenge also includes an interactive online dietician, which gives you quick and easy ideas and inspiration for healthy meals, and is a space the rest of the group shares for motivation, information sharing and nutritional challenges. There are also prizes for most improved, 1st 2nd and 3rd to sweeten the deal!
A Group Challenge like this one is a great way to kick start your exercise routine, and get ready for a happy, healthy summer. The motivation and support the challenge provides will get you working hard and staying on track of your goals.
Get in touch with Ryan today to book in for the Challenge, starting Saturday 30th August at Stanwell Park Park (opposite the kiosk). Not sure if the challenge is for you? Get down to Stanwell Park for a FREE outdoor session this Monday 25th August, at 6am.
[phone]0435 583 775[/phone]