I know that if there is one thing that bugs our Graham about the New Year, it is the empty promises and the unrealistic expectations dished out by the ‘diet’ industry to those of us who want to get fit and lose a bit of weight. Remember folks, getting fit is not about eating only grapefruit for 2 weeks. Getting healthy is not about missing out major food groups or blending everything you eat into a mucky pulp. It is no mystery.....eat healthy food and come to class! No, it may not always be easy and yes, you will sweat a bit and get a bit out of puff. I can however, guarantee that rather than feeling deprived, grumpy and hungry, you will have fun, make friends and feel great.
I am certainly feeling the benefit of a couple of classes combined with a once a week Personal Training session to concentrate on strength work. The difference has been amazing and the one-to-one classes ensure that the tailor made workouts are specific to my recent injury problems and adapted to my own personal strengths and weaknesses. Personal Training is definitely something to consider if anyone wants to concentrate on a certain discipline or if the times of OF do not always suit your routine. It is also worth remembering that PT lessons can also be given as a gift to someone who fancies increasing their exercise levels but are perhaps not quite ready to take the leap into the deep end of the OF pool. Remember this when you are huffing and puffing around the park tonight....uttering the occasional sweary word at Graham and Mark.....the wind and the rain.....the mud in your hair....the sweat in your eyes....think of that experience in a gift voucher for the one you love...Happy Valentine’s Day! :-)