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Countdown to FITMAS – Day 7

Burpee Pyramid Challenge Perform 1 burpee followed by 1 second rest Perform 2 burpees followed by 2 second rest…. Carry on…….. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Perform 10 burpees folloewd by 10 second rest Then come back down the pyramid Perform 9 burpees followed by 9 seconds rest… Carry on…….. 8, 7, 6, 5, … Continue reading

Countdown to FITMAS – Day 4

30 mins run, cycle, walk or row Run at a comfortable pace where you could easily hold a conversation. If walking, try to put a bit of oomph into it so you can feel your heart rate elevated. You should be able to hold a conversation whilst walking too. Cycle outside or in the gym. … Continue reading

Countdown to FITMAS – Day 2

1/2 Mile Run If you want to run outside and are not sure how to plan a route or distance we recommend you try Map My Run. It’s easy to use and you can keep log of how you did so you can see your progress after future runs. If you prefer metric – half … Continue reading

Todays top tip for training – Switch up the plan

Are you bored of training? Stopped seeing results? Find your workouts too easy? These are good signs that you need to change what you are doing. It’s easy to get stuck in the trap so try to plan in your changes so you can look forward to them. A good way to challenge your body … Continue reading

How To Cope With Winter Running

Struggling to train as the mercury drops? Here’s how to face winter head on! Author: Tina Chantrey for Women’s Running December Issue (20 November 2014). The dark gloomy season is upon us. The days are short, the evenings dark and chilly and the echoes of ‘Santa Baby’ in our local store remind us that it’s that … Continue reading

Todays top tip for training – Increase The Weight

Do you find your training program is not giving you the results you expect or are you finding your progress slowing down? If you’ve mastered your form and you can comfortably lift a weight for the full amount of prescribed reps, it might be time for you to increase the weight you are using. It may … Continue reading

Todays top tip for training – Make sure you’ve got the correct form.

Today’s top tip for training – Make sure you’ve got the correct form. The image displayed shows some of the most common technique mistakes. Do you suffer from common concerns such as back ache, knee pain neck stiffness or shoulder pain after exercise? The most important part of any training is learning the correct technique for each … Continue reading

Kettlebell High Intensity Workout

Try this high intensity kettlebell routine to get the legs burning and the heart pumping. Complete each exercise on each side of the body before moving on. Pick a heavy kettlebell that will challenge you. Let us know how you get on 🙂 http://www.balanceforlife.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/balanceforlifeLtd

Winter Woolies – Keep warm while you exercise

If you are going to be exercising outdoors this Winter, that can mean dealing with a lot of snow, ice, hail, rain, and sleet. Winter training has many challenges, but with the right kit, you’ll stay warm, dry, and comfortable – as long as you manage to get out of bed and make it to … Continue reading

10 Minute Workout

Try this effective 10 minute workout to keep you in shape at home when you are pushed for time. 3 days a week is ideal to keep those muscles from wasting and to burn some extra calories. All you need is a sturdy chair and a step.  Perform all exercises in the list with little … Continue reading