You don’t necessarily have to fighting fit to be successful in life, but it helps. We all probably know people whose fitness levels leave a lot to be desired, yet they seem to not only survive but prosper. Even some of those who seemingly lead couch-potato lifestyles can get ahead. So what’s the point of exercise then? Why should you make the extra effort to improve your personal fitness, if there’s a chance you could well succeed without the bother? Well, there’s more to it than that. Personal fitness can’t guarantee life success, but what it can do is ensure that if you are successful, you’ll stay there: you’ll be on top of your game all the time, and be mentally and physically prepared for any challenge that life throws at you. So, don’t dismiss personal fitness as just another fad: speak to aand let them explain why it’s vitally important for your health and wellbeing. The one thing we can guarantee is that you’ll never regret making that call. In fact, you’ll probably wonder why you didn’t make it earlier. In the meantime, here are a few other reasons why getting fit is good for you, quite apart from keeping you away from the doctor’s surgery.
Fitter people have more energy reserves
The fitter you are, the more you’ll feel like tackling the world. Fitness builds energy that makes it more possible to live life to the full. It’ll give you all the vitality you’ll need to really pursue your goals and passions. If you’re constantly tired and unfit, you’ll never achieve all that you want to accomplish. A good personal fitness regime is self-perpetuating: the fitter you get, the more energy you’ll have. Most people don’t exercise because they’re lazy. What they lack is the motivation and guidance. That’s why a home-based personal fitness programme is the perfect solution. Personal training programmes provide all the necessary motivation any of us could ever need. Your personal fitness trainer is there at your side to guide you through the programme, pick you up when you’re down and give you that extra spark when your confidence or energy levels start to flag.
Personal fitness can sharpen the mind
Most occupations demand high levels of concentration and alertness. It doesn’t matter what job you do, if you’re paid to carry out a function, then the person with the pay cheque expects total and undivided commitment. Physical exercise can help to sharpen the mind. The body responds to exercise by releasing endorphins and chemicals: these help you stay sharper and more alert. The more you exercise, the more of these chemicals are released. The brain acts in essentially the same way as the body: it needs to be fed, and the best way to do this is by exercising. A personal trainer will vary the type of exercise you do, so that you retain interest and this added variety helps to keep the body and the brain stimulated.
Personal fitness creates a good self-image
Henry Ford famously once said – ‘if you think you can do or can’t do something, then you’re probably right’. People with optimistic, positive personalities are generally the ones who get on in life and achieve the most. What’s more optimistic people attract other like-minded individuals. So, why’s that anything to do with personal fitness? Well, countless studies have shown that optimists tend to be more physically and mentally fit than pessimists. That’s because attitude and health feed directly off each other. Obviously exercise won’t change your personality. If you’re by nature a pessimistic sort, then unfortunately you’re stuck with it. However, there’s nothing to say that you can’t change your approach to life. Attitude is everything at the end of the day. A well-structured home-basedprogramme can help you to develop the right mental attitude to life. If you feel fit and positive, then this will also be reflected in your attitude t life. We all get stressed at times by life or work, but if we can visualise a positive solution to whatever problem crops up, then it will no longer be seen as a problem. We’ll be able to eat better, sleep better and relax and unwind.
It’s June andbootcamp which runs every summer, is already a couple of months underway. It’s not too late to sign up though if you fancy joining us – we run sessions right through to the end of October and regularly take new recruits throughout the season.
Some other bootcamps simply run the same session week in week out. Well, you may think that suits you, as you fall into your comfort zone, knowing exactly what you’ll be expected to do each week, how hard you’ll be pushed…But long-term is that really benefiting you? How many weeks until you get bored? How many sessions until you get home and don’t even feel that you’ve done a workout? How long before you just…give up?
At Cheshire Fitness we take our bootcamps just as seriously as we do our personal clients. Each session is carefully planned, to ensure variety and professional, effective training.
Training outdoors in the fresh air really can’t be beaten and we welcome all adult ages and levels of fitness to come along and give it a go.
Cheshire Fitnesssessions are taken by either Glenn or Mark, Monday and Wednesday evenings. They are held on the playing field at Wilmslow High School, SK9 1LZ. Classes start at 7pm and run until 8pm. Free parking available right next to the field. Your first session is free.
WHY DIETS DON’T WORK!
I’ve always been a big believer that diets don’t work and I speak from my own personal experience . . .
As an ex-professional boxer I have had 86 amateur and professional fights. . . meaning I had 86 diets! In fact, if I include cancelled fights too, that adds about another 20, so I have been on over 100 diets.
When it comes to the pros & cons of resistance training versus cardio training, I have to say that for me resistance training wins hands down. read more >>
I know I’ve talked about it before (so please forgive me for repeating myself) but I do believe this piece of kit deserves another mention as it really is one of my all round favourites! read more >>
With just 2 months to go until training begins for Cheshire White Collar Boxing’s 2013 event, preparation is already well under way. Firstly I am pleased to confirm we are returning to the beautiful Mere Golf & Country Club in Knutsford on Saturday 30th November, where our first show last year was a sell out. read more >>
Nothing can beat training outdoors in the fresh air. If you’ve often thought about attending a read more >>, but never quite got round to it, what’s holding you back? Think you’re not fit enough, or you’re going to feel left out? Well think again!
As a fitness trainer and ex-professional sportsman, people often ask me what equipment I recommend.
I have to say that kettlebells are probably my favourite all rounder. Originally used by the Russian military, they’re great for both home training and the gym! You can do a full body workout with just one kettlebell, instead of lugging loads of kit around! A kettlebell can hit every muscle in the body. Not only do they stop everything from going ‘south’, a kettlebell will improve your strength & endurance and work your cardio side as well. Always a favourite piece of equipment with clients at my read more >>, they can be brutal, but with a good trainer and a good plan the workout can be second to none, with amazing results!
Our annual charity read more >>that was held on Saturday the 13th of April has raised over £1,500 so far. See a selection of pictures below of the days events.
Cheshire Fitness’ Charity Boot Camp raises £1,500 for sick babies and neonatal funds in the North West
The read more >> Charity Bootcamp was held on Saturday 13th April 2013 at Wilmslow High School, and proved to be a great success. We’d hoped that people would rally to this worthy cause, but we have to say that we were overwhelmed by the levels of support and encouragement we received on the day.