Get Fit for Summer – start the 10 day CARDIO CHALLENGE…

It’s that time of year again when we are coming out of our winter hibernation, shedding some clothes and thinking about heading back to the beach. But do we look the part? Never fear, you can start to get get the body you want for summer right here, right now. By doing the 10 day Cardio Challenge, you can start to  build and tone your muscles, raise your heart rate, boost your metabolism and get set yourself up for the day. You can go as easy or as hard as you like! – Though it is a challenge so try and push yourself by doing as many circuits as you can. You can do these easy moves at home, on the balcony or outside in the garden or park – anytime anywhere – no excuses!

Record either the reps you can do or the time it takes you to complete a round, and track your progress. By adding this into your exercise regime you can be fitter in no time! Pay attention to your form as well, as poor positioning may lead to injury or just not getting the desired effect.

Here is Day One – to see the other sections, simply ‘click’ on the Cardio Challenge tab on the right hand side of the menu bar – easy.    Enjoy!

Beach Bootcamp…and going barefoot to get grounded!..

I love this time of year…its not too humid and its not too cold, occasionally a bit fresh in the mornings, but the skies are blue and the sun is out, but not  burning. So what do we need to do? – get out there and make the most of it, thats what! read more..

Bring out your inner Caveman! – What IS Paleo Fitness?..Part 1

No doubt you have heard of the Paleolithic Age – this dates back around 2.5 million years, the term was coined by archaeologist John Lubbock in 1865. It is derived from the Greek terms ‘palaios’ (meaning Old) and ‘lithos’ (stone), so literally meaning ‘old age of stone’ or ‘Old Stone Age’.

So, as Janine mentioned in her latest blog, despite referring to prehistoric times, it has only come into prominence during the last few years, particularly after the book ”The Paleo Diet” was written in 2002. However, it is not just a diet, or way of eating – there is a whole concept of fitness involved which is also gaining favour and becoming rather a buzz word around town. Continue reading