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What Spinning Classes Do For Your Body
Spinning became pretty popular during lockdown, we’ve all heard of the cult of Peloton, but spinning classes first rose to popularity way back in the 1990s. Endurance bicycle racer Jonny Goldberg spent ten years designing a workout program that could be done on a stationary bike, and so spinning was born. Spinning is a low impact cardiovascular workout that doesn’t put too much stress on the joints, which makes it a great way to keep fit when recovering from an injury. There are two key factors at play when spinning, the speed and the resistance, which allows you to go...
Exercise Motivation Hacks
They say motivation comes and goes but that self-discipline sticks with you. None of us feel motivated 24/7, and it can often come in sporadic waves. Here are some tips and tricks you can use on those days when you’re not feeling quite so motivated to work out. Reward Yourself Charles Duhigg, the author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business advises to give yourself tangible rewards. He outlines the neurological habit loop involving, the cue to trigger the behaviour, for example leaving your gym gear on the chair next to...
Why Exercise Outside?
We all know the benefits of exercising, but do we consider the benefits of where we’re performing that exercise? Naturally the gym tends to be our go to as it has the equipment and space for most types of exercise. However, there are some brilliant benefits to training in the great outdoors, particularly if you don’t have time to travel to a gym near you. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider moving your workout outside from time to time. You get a boost of Vitamin D Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin...
The Benefits of Training With A Friend
Following the end of lockdown and with summer fast approaching, we know how difficult it can be fitting in exercise and maintaining a social life. We actually wrote a whole piece on fitting exercise into your post lockdown life, which you can read here. Though if it’s a toss up between exercise and socialising, why not combine the two? Here are just a few of the benefits of training with friends. It Holds You Accountable It’s easy to cancel on your own plan to work out but when you’ve got a date in the diary with a friend, you’re a lot...
What Is Metabolic Testing?
We all know those lucky few with a supposedly fast metabolism who ‘can eat whatever they want,’ but do we really understand metabolism? Your metabolism is the rate at which your body burns calories for energy involving your oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output. This is usually based on your height, weight, genetics, and level of activity. Metabolic tests measure the rate at which your body burns calories and uses oxygen during rest or activity. Usually there are three tests you would be offered when looking at metabolic testing. Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) – This provides an estimate of the...
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