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5 Reasons to Exercise

5 Reasons to Exercise

With so many reasons to improve your fitness in the right way, I’ve chosen my top 5 reasons to exercise. If some of them seem a little scary I apologise. I simply feel passionate about the many reasons to improve our fitness, exercise, and improve both the quality and length of our lives. We only have one body and mind. I want as many people as possible to make the most of both.

  1. The cost of being sedentary:- “being unfit should be considered as strong a risk factor as hypertension, diabetes and smoking — if not stronger than all of them.” Dr Wael Jaber, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, US, following an extensive study of over 122000 people from 1991 to 2014. There’s a simple prescription – exercise.
  2. Stop ageing:- With no intervention, we lose around half a lb of muscle and 2% of our bone density per year from the age of 40. At 50, that accelerates to around 4% of bone density in women and 1lb of muscle per year. The correct weight-bearing regular exercise stops and even reverses that loss almost completely and at any age. It’s never too late.
  3. Mental health:- There are 1000’s of studies that demonstrate how exercise promotes positive mental health – feeling good about ourselves, boosting our mood, and improving alertness. It has an even more significant effect when we feel anxious, stressed or depressed.
  4. Sleep better:- Exercise and physical activity improve both our quantity and quality of sleep. Getting 8 good hours of sleep a day also has a huge impact on our well being both physically and mentally. Matthew Walkers ‘Why We Sleep’ book, even demonstrates the link between lack of sleep and the development of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
  5. Healthy BMI:- By far the greatest cause of weight gain is calorie intake. However, muscle is much hungrier than fat and having more muscle burns more calories. An exercise routine will provide a positive anchor for good lifestyles and nutrition. Quality sleep suppresses appetite hormones and promotes appetite control. A positive sense of self helps stop the need to comfort eat. Exercise provides the best virtuous circle

5 Reasons to choose The Personal Fitness Company

If I’ve convinced you or spurred you on to tackle or maintain your fitness, then forgive me for reminding you why we are a great choice to support your journey.

  1. Reliability:- On the 13th September 2019 we will have been providing classes and personal training, sports and rehabilitation massages and nutritional help to our clients for 9 years. We’ll be here for as long as you need us.
  2. Quality:- Our trainers and class instructors are all at least level 3 REPS personal trainers, with the exception of Rachel our superb Yoga instructor who has worked across Europe, trained to the very highest level, and also trains aspiring yoga teachers across the country. We have male and female trainers, young and slightly more ‘mature’. Everyone holds full public liability insurance. We will always look after you and endeavour to fit around your needs.
  3. Flexibility:- Our PT and class blocks help you to commit to a meaningful amount of fitness, at a good price. However they are intentionally flexible to work around your life demands and holidays – you can use our class cards in any of our classes and take as many breaks as you need to. You can have personal training at home or in the gym or both, at (almost) any time and day.
  4. Results:- We have many many clients who have reported the huge benefits of starting and continuing with us. We have seen bone density scans and health checks show significant and sometimes staggering improvement. We have helped clients lose life changing amounts of weight, deal with life altering illness, disability and a huge number of them…of you, have been with us and stayed with us from the start.
  5. Over to you:- These are some of your most recent personal stories about your experience with us. Thankyou!
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The Kit we Love to Use

The Kit we Love to Use

We have created a list of the kit we use most often, and get asked for most often. All of the links here will take you to the Amazon page for each item. We are pretty sure they can be found elsewhere, we just find Amazon handy!

Floor Excercises Mat

We have found these to be slightly thicker than most floor mats we have seen and they appear to offer more support. Smooth and easy to clean with a non-slip surface. Various colours available.
Price from Amazon: around £11

Reebok Step

This steps features include non slip floor blocks, a workout surface with a good level of grip and is adjustable to three different heights 15 cm, 20 cm and 25 cm.
Measures 90 cm length by 35 cm width. Available in different colours.
Price from Amazon: around £67

Bathroom Scales

Body monitor scales with weight measurement in pounds or kilograms. Visceral fat classification, body fat percentage and BMI calculation.

Price from Amazon: around £50

Anatomical Tape Measure

This measure is compact and portable with a self retracting hook. The maximum range is 150cm
at 1mm graduation.
Price from Amazon: around £11

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker

This portable little wonder packs a punch for it's size. A firm favourite with us, it's waterproof, compact, tough and has up to ten hours battery life. Pairs up to your phone or music player via bluetooth. Various colours available.
Price from Amazon: around £60

TRENAS Professional Double Handle Medicine Ball PRO

Made of high quality and sturdy rubber and it is washable. The ergonomically designed handles ensure perfect grip for every drill.
Weight: 5 KG, Diameter: 27 CM
Price from Amazon: around £36

Fitness Mad Neo Dumbbells

Pair of Neoprene coated Dumbbells for aerobic and fitness training
Flat bottoms prevent weights from rolling away. Various colours and weights available.
Price from Amazon: around £4 to £40

KettleBells 4KG - 40KG Cast Iron Rubber Coated Kettlebell

We R Sports™ SnatchFlex™. Various weights and colours available.
Price from Amazon: from around £12

Nike Fundamental Training Gloves

We use these all the time and they seem to last! NOTE: They are sized small and we find the Small / Medium sizes are perfect for women (and usually c!ost less than the womens version)
Price from Amazon: around £4 to £40

Gym Sessions

The gym is normally open every Monday and Wednesday evening and Saturday morning – the weekly class text will confirm week by week. Stay as long as you like during the session and just use one block session or pay as you go. Ideal if you know exactly what you want to do, if we’ve […]

2019 Class Schedule Explained

If you are new to us, or new to some of the classes – let me take you through each service that we offer and explain why we offer it. Two things are very important. Firstly the best way to further your fitness and / or weight loss is to mix things up and vary […]

Half and Full Marathon Relay Plan

The Perfect plan to run 3.25 miles ( 5 kms) of a half marathon or 6.5 miles (10.5 kms) of a full marathon. Half Marathon relay Here are 2 plans – a beginners plan to simply get round your 3.25 miles of a relay or indeed run a 5k race, and a super speed plan […]