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5 ways to successfully reset your fitness mojo

February 17, 2016 at 1:14
Posted by Rachael Woolston

It can sometimes feel like winter hangs on forever, dragging you into a habit of  no exercise and overeating. Want to kickstart your fitness mojo? Here’s how…

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If you like who you work out with, you won’t need willpower to get you out there getting fit

Get support

Willpower? Pah! If you get the right support in terms of a training partner, real or virtual, you don’t need to rely on willpower. Even the coaches here at Fitbitch, whose job it is to be fit, would struggle without the help of others. So, don’t feel useless if your decision to get out and exercise the night before crumbles into a pile of dust come morning. It’s NATURAL.

The trick is to arrange to meet someone, sign up to a running community or do a fitness class where you know and like the people you are going to be training with. And this last bit is crucial…you can go to a fitness class because you know it’s good for you, but you won’t keep going unless it’s fun and you like the people you’re working out with. It is as simple as that. So if you’ve tried exercises classes before and not managed to stick to it, it’s not because you don’t have any motivation, it’s just that you haven’t found the right one for you yet. Keep trying.

Sun Rise Energy

Ok, we know this might sound a bit hippy but the mornings are getting lighter with sunrise inching forward by up to two minutes per day. Nothing is more guaranteed to help you feel motivated than seeing the glowing sun pop into the sky.

Set yourself a goal

Whether it is something as simple as accomplish your first push up, lose four pounds, run a marathon or take on your first triathlon, having a goal to work towards which enables you to track your progress makes all the difference in staying motivated.  All the clients who book our courses are invited for a one to one session where we help them assess a target that means something to them. Although even those who don’t do our courses can be part of our free Challenge community.

Get yourself a habit

It sounds counterintuitive but the easiest way to get your mojo is to do some form of exercise every day. It will take an effort to begin but if you just schedule in sometime in your day, every day where you have to commit to doing something, you will soon find that you don’t feel right if you don’t.

Last month, we challenged our community to run every day in January and in February we set them a flexibility challenge to do every month. All of them have either children, a job, their own business or all of the above but they have accomplished it simply because they have committed to it and have scheduled it into their day, either straight out of bed, in between making the dinner and serving it or after the kids have gone to bed. Even if it’s just 10 squats per day for one month, you will feel the difference in motivation and your sense of achievement.

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OK, so the whole fitness selfie thing has gone a bit overboard of late. But if you’re new to exercise or restarting, taking a photograph of your fitness workout every day or the meal that you
have made works as a fantastic visual journey of your progress. When you’re suffering from the doldrums (or a hangover) and are feeling like you don’t want to workout, look back over the month for a picture that inspires you and reminds you how you felt after your workout and it could be that one thing that helps you to lace on your trainers. (For inspiration you can follow us @fitbitchbootcamp)

 

 

Good luck! If you do need help with motivation, don’t miss our next four week course Fit Body Blitz starts February 22nd at Hove Lawns at both 6am or 7am.

Interested about courses in Queen’s Park, Worthing or Shoreham? Email us to get on our database and be the first to hear of our Summer launches. Our courses are only open to a maximum of 12 women per camp.



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Inspired by Nicola Adams? Join Boxing Belles

August 12, 2012 at 12:46
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Boxing is one of the fastest growing participatory women’s sports in the UK. And if you watched Nicola Adams dancing around the ring in the Olympics on the way to gold, you know just how fit and in shape it can get you.  And the fact that boxing really isn’t about hitting people, but an art that requires agility, skilly, and co-ordination to avoid being hit and spot the gaps.

Muhammad D’Ali famously said of boxing, ‘Float like a feather,  sting like a bee.’

He might have been referring to how you dance around the ring, but it refers equally to how boxing helps lift your mood, while burning lots of calories so you feel feather light in more ways that one.

Our present Boxing Belles four week camp ends on August 16th but don’t miss your chance to channel your Olympic inspiration, with our next camp starting Tues September 4th and finishing Sept 27th.

The classes run every Tues and Thursday and are a combination of boxing, coached by our professonial boxing coach Lloyd Ellet and kettlebells with Fitbitch coach Kate Boys.

OUr camps are women only and our prices are higher than some camps because we only accept 14 women. This is not just about running around and getting sweaty, but correct technique, expert tutition and giving you the kind of personal one-to-one experience that only comes with small groups.

Not to mention the fact that it is loads of fun.

Prices: £80 for a full camp, or £49 for four sessions used across the camp (graduates only may book single sessions). It takes place on the lawns adjacent to Hove Street South. To book click here



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