Yoga is a great way to build
muscle strength, improve flexibility and bring your body into balance. When
you’re trying to lose weight, adding yoga into your exercise routine can make a
huge difference, helping you to tone up and increase your fitness level. Even
better, it provides great mental health benefits at the same time, giving you a
chance to relax and get in tune with your body while you work out.
And it’s not just about
stretching and breathing. Yoga can be as much of a physical challenge as you
want it to be. When you add yoga into your exercise plan, is recommended to
take two classes per week, plus five to seven minutes each morning of basic
poses such as sun salutations, standing poses and shoulder stands, which help
to align your body and get the energy flowing.
But what type of yoga should
you try? Iyengar, Hatha, Bikram and Ashtanga are some of the most popular
styles, and have distinct benefits depending on your personal workout
preferences and your strength and fitness aims. Find out below which style of
yoga is most suited to you…
With spring lurking around the corner, the thought of losing our hibernation gear of baggy jumpers, trackies and big rugs may be joy for some, yet terror for others. Now is the time to prepare for the warmer months to reveal a stunning new you! How? By stepping it up! Get yourself the latest gadget: a pedometer and start walking! Next time you are out on your usual walk, you might find yourself eager to beat your last steps or more eager to walk to the shops instead of taking the car, take the stairs instead of the lift, get off one tram stop earlier and walk a little more, just to up your steps. It is a fantastic way to measure your incidental activity you accumulate throughout the day.
Fibre rich foods are the way forward in keeping you fuller for longer. This means you are less likely to be tempted by poor food choices and the weight will drop off. Rich fibre foods are fruit and vegetables and wholegrains such as berries, leafy greens, beans and grains. Not only do they work at maintaining your health but they contain many other nutritional benefits such as vitamins, minerals and cholesterol reducing properties. In addition, fibre has the potential to reduce health ailments such as high blood sugar or type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
Fitness First is a great gym but can at times be overpriced and over crowded. Find out how to get the cheapest deal on your membership and traps to look out for.
Fitness First is the largest network of gyms in Australia with over 75 gyms in 5 states. With top of the range equipment and comprehensive group fitness classes, their facilities are more than adequate to improve fitness and assist weight loss. Unfortunately though, Fitness First has started to develop a reputation for being overpriced, sales driven and extremely difficult in matters relating to membership cancellation. This article will highlight a few areas to be mindful of when joining Fitness First.
Fitness First is one of the only gym’s that have solely dedicated sales teams. Their pay is highly commission based, meaning they have large incentives to get your sale over the line. From the minute you first walk into the gym you will be shown around, qualified and pressured into membership. Sales staff rigorously follow up their leads and for people not used to such strong sales tactics, can be left signing up for a membership they did not really want, nor get their moneys worth.