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Have you Tried Boxing for Fitness?

Fitness & ExercisePosted by Sharon Wed, January 07, 2015 21:22:19

More energy = More Calories Burned!

A Hatton ABC boxing for fitness work out is a great way to get in shape and tone up. This is a non-contact workout where you punch a focus pad. The more you put in, the more you get out of the session. Because of the high repetition you'll get a great cardio fat-burning workout (and relieve some stress too!).

The session comprises of a warm up and cool down AND 5 Rounds of Boxing - Pyramids, Combo, Abs, Legs and Freestyle Cardio. You'll enjoy putting together boxing combinations that will make you feel like a pro. But don't worry, during the warm-up you'll be taught correct punch technique.

The benefits of boxing for fitness include:

- Fat burning
- Improved muscle tone (especially arms, buttock and thigh)
- Build cardiovascular strength and endurance
- Improved coordination
- Increased agility
- Improved functional fitness

There is very little health risks associated with boxing, mainly wrists or shoulder injury. If you have no issues in these areas, the correct technique will help to ensure that you remain injury free. Your instructor will always teach you the correct way to punch and hold a focus pad.

If you've never tried a boxing for fitness session why not book a COMPLIMENTARY 15 minute session or book a 30min or 60min workout (we also offer discounts for multiple prepaid sessions). Visit our home page for the Appointment Diary.

Please contact us before booking if you have any injury or illness.



Tips for Keeping it Safe (walking for fitness)

Fitness & ExercisePosted by Sharon Sat, December 27, 2014 12:22:08

Walking is a great form of exercise, but we all know that the streets can pose their own danger or there could be a time when you feel unwell and need some assistance while you’re out-and-about. This post is not meant to scare you, but your personal safety should always factor into any form of exercise you do. Here are a few tips for staying safe whilst out for a walk:

- Carry a panic alarm

- Carry your mobile phone so that you can make a call if needs be

- Carry some coins or small notes in case you need to get a bus home or change plans

- Leave your valuables at home

- Walk with company; it gets dark very early in the winter months

- Avoid isolated streets and unsafe areas

- If you’re walking alone and feel threatened head towards a public place

- If you think you are being followed take action, follow your instincts

- Don’t approach parked cars, I can’t advise to assist or not assist motorists but think safety and never get into a strangers car

- If you need to stop and use a cash machine take precautions

- Don’t listen to loud music, its great company and motivating to have music but distractions stop you from being aware of your surroundings

But do enjoy your walk and be safe. Your local police station and organisations like Safer Streets can give you great advice about keeping safe.



Walking For Weight Loss

Fitness & ExercisePosted by Sharon Sat, December 27, 2014 12:19:32

Walking is a great way to get in shape and aid weight loss. There is no need for a gym, trainer or fancy equipment. No matter what your fitness level is, you can get out there and get moving. Look around you, there will be many places on your doorstep that will provide some great walks, try the park, local nature reserve, coastal areas, stately homes or castle grounds or just around the area where you live. And this is an exercise you can enjoy all year round, although most people would prefer the dryer months, but with the right gear, there’ll be no stopping you.

Walking doesn’t have to be an isolating experience; you could join a walking club or start your own group with a circle of friends. Take precautions to make your walk safe (see below) and you should enjoy a trouble-free walk.

Walking should go hand-in-hand with a healthy eating lifestyle; overeating or a poor diet will undo all of your hard work. If weight loss is your goal you need to maintain a sensible diet consisting of a good balance of fresh low calorie foods. Weight loss is only achieved by consuming fewer calories than you expend.

According to the NHS walking can lower the risk of heart disease, asthma, strokes and some cancers and chronic diseases. Other health benefits include weight loss and it improves glycaemic control, walking also reduces stress and boosts your immunity.

To really enjoy your walk, if you don't already have this, invest in a good pair of walking shoes or runners and wear the appropriate outer wear for the weather, rain macs and sportswear have become increasing more affordable, particularly with the rise of sports factory shops and outlet stores. When investing in new trainers or walking shoes, it is worth having your feet measured and get advice from the staff in store. Good footwear will help keep your feet healthy and blister-free. Remember to stay hydrated on your walk, carry a bottle of water and a healthy snack if you are walking for a considerable distance.

Start off slow and pace yourself, don’t plan to speed walk 10 miles on day one; set yourself a reasonable goal particularly if you have been inactive for a while. A one-to-four mile moderately paced walk might be more than enough to start with. And remember it’s always a good idea to visit your doctor to get a ‘clean bill of health’ before commencing physical activity, especially if you have any underlying medical conditions or take regular medication.

There are plenty of opportunities for you to fit walking into your lifestyle – walk to work or get off the bus a few stops early and walk the rest of the way; take a walk during your lunch break; walk to the shops and leave the car at home; or organise some long walks with family or friends at the end of the day. It doesn't have to be a long walk, take 30 minutes out of your busy schedule and discover how enjoyable a good walk can be.

Do you need some tips to help you stay safe on your walks read this post?





Fitness Tips for Everyone

Fitness & ExercisePosted by Sharon Woma Mon, December 22, 2014 20:57:33

It’s easy to make small changes that will have a BIG impact on your fitness level and overall wellbeing.

Start with gentle exercise, go for walks, play tennis with the kids or join a dance class. If you have not exercised in a while, your fitness coach will always recommend a check-up with your GP (doctor) just to make sure there are no underlying medical concerns that will affect your ability to exercise. Whether you choose to go it alone (using books or videos) or use a personal trainer or join a gym there is always a programme that will be fun, motivating and rewarding for you.

In conjunction to exercise, look at small changes you can make to your diet like cutting down on sugar, reducing or eliminating greasy fast food (find healthier alternatives when eating out), cutting down on processed foods, drinking more water, eating more fruit and vegetables and periodic healthy fasting or juicing.

Getting fit is not all about exercise or food though, getting more sleep and reducing stress can also aid in staying healthy and fit.

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