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10 of the best to get you back in shape
With New Year looming, the chances are that joining the gym or getting fit is high on your list of resolutions. But with 78% of us giving up on our good intentions well before February, and the average woman ditching her healthy new lifestyle after just six days, staying motivated isn't always easy.
So if the thought of hitting the treadmill or going through the motions in an exercise class makes you want to give up before you start, try mixing things up a bit with one of 2012's new workout trends.
Here's 10 of the best to get you back in shape.
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The trick is to find something you really enjoy and stick with it. Once you enjoy this and it becomes part of your lifestyle, then you can introduce variety and find other things that you enjoy. Remember, anything is better than nothing.
Gil's Health & Fitness
Gillian....just because someone is slim doesn't mean they are anorexic.
I suppose the 'average' size for men and women is increasing so people under the 'average' size look like freaks........of course they are not.
Anyway the best way to test somebody's health is not BMI it is Body Fat %......you can have slim looking people still with high Body Fat % as the fat is more internal.
Whats wrong with this picture......absolutely nothing......just some people are jealous of slim toned women I suppose.
Gillian, anarexia is more of an eating disorder and in your head. Just because someones slim it doesn't mean they have it.
Also, getting in shape doesn't necessarily mean loosing weight because muscle weighs more than fat and some people have muscular builds but are slim and healthy, even if they are above the average weight for their height. And to loose weight or to slim down I find the easiest way isn't to go on any kind of boot camp or intense class. Maintain a balanced diet and exercise every couple of days, whether that's running, swimming or cycling or whatever sport you enjoy most. That said running does tend to be the best for a full body workout and burn most calories. Morning runs burn more fat and evening runs burn calories from the day.
But that is just my opinion and everyone tends to be different
H2 Bike Run is fantastic! It is aimed at commuters as it provides safe bike park and luxury showers & lockers to keep your cycling gear in as well as loads of other perks. Take a look at the link above for more info on classes & what H2 has to offer.
A couple of posts below mention fitness centres costing an arm and a leg and getting tied into contracts. H2 Bike Run is only £42.99 and there is a 50% off offer in January. If you compare this to £110 travel card for zones 1&2 every month, you're saving quite a bit and keeping fit. You also don't get tied down to a contract. H2 prides itself in being a no frills club, so you only pay for what you want to use.
H2 is well worth checking out to kick start your New Year fitness!
Bokwa is a fast calorie burning exercise and very enjoyable as it is based on dancing and the moves are all to do with american sign language. Try these classes out as they are run in most parts of the country now,be prepared to sweat though and enjoy. If you don't know what it is look on youtube
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