This week I’m going to take you through my best tips and tricks for a great work out. I’m not a professional body builder or a fitness obsessive but I do aim to keep in reasonable shape and to stay healthy.
Over the years I’ve learned some great pointers from trainers and developed a few incentives myself. Half the battle is often staying motivated and keeping a routine. So, my best tip ever is to factor fitness into your week – just like you find time for work commitments, find time for your gym session, classes or runs or whatever it is that gets you moving. It can also be a great way to unwind or de-stress after a hard day’s work!
Check out my video here where I share my tips and tricks too – I hope it gives you a taster of all the best things I’ve learned myself and still use.
Tips and Tricks
- Take your mates and have a bit of banter – yes, sport and keep fitness does not need to be lonely or boring. Get your mates on board or find a gym or running buddy to keep you motivated and to share the experience with. You will find you may even make new friends if you join a swimming, running club or health club.
- Make sure you listen to some great music – no Celine Dion! Actually I don’t mind a bit of Celine but for work-outs and to get yourself really going on the cross machine or while running, something funky and uplifting can boost your ‘A game’. Download a great dance album or your favourite pop songs… you could download one of my Eps… only joking!
- Take up a sport that you enjoy and keep fit at the same time. Yes, while weight lifting is a really effective way of keeping in shape, taking up a sport is a great way to build your natural core strength and fitness. I love football and used to play semi-pro for my local team – I always love a kick about! Why not join or get together a 5-aside team and head along to a pitch at the weekends? Or, if you loved netball at school ladies, get back into it – there are loads of adult groups around for most sports – you can burn a lot of calories and have a lot of fun at the same time.
So there you go, I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to get out there and get fit!
See you in a week for my best key pieces of advice for anyone – any shape, size or fitness level – who want to get fitter and healthier in 2016. It’s my last blog in this series so don’t miss it guys!
Disclaimer: Before undertaking any exercise or fitness programme please see a doctor or medical professional. If you have any medical conditions or physical restrictions that may make some of Jake’s tips and work out suggestions unsuitable, please do not carry out these exercise tips. Jake is not a qualified fitness instructor but if you require any further information from a professional fitness expert we recommend you contact your local gym or health club.