Not everyone is a gym bunny…

I love the gym, I like that I know that I go there and there’s a job to be done. There’s a purpose, there’s a goal, and then there’s the achievement. But it’s not for everyone.

I tend to work with women a lot in Personal Training role, and guess what; for many of these women, GYM’S ARE SCARY, especially mixed sex gyms.

So what can you do it you don’t want to go to the gym? Go for a walk? A run? A cycle?

Why not workout from home. There’s an abundance of workouts on youtube which are filmed in real time so you can work along to them – personally I love to follow along a Yoga workout, I can do it when it suits me and I don’y have to wait for a class (or be around other people; I love my own space for these types of activity).

Depending on what you want to achieve, along with your experience, likes and dislikes, will determine the type of training you want to follow. I would always advice strength training (especially for women) at least twice a week, more if you can. It will not make you big, or bulky; it will make you lean and strong, AND able to eat more [real food] without gaining weight (erm… BONUS!).

Follow the link for a four move workout that hits the whole body. There’s also progressions to each of the exercises so as you get stronger you can continue to challenge yourself: WITHOUT CHALLENGE THERE IS NO CHANGE.

Enjoy 🙂

From Zero to Hero: Beginner Bodyweight Workout Plan

Published by Holly

I’m Holly, a fitness instructor, personal trainer, massage therapist, assessor, tutor, and pre and post natal exercise specialist. Born and raised in rural Northumberland I am passionate about the outdoors, health, fitness, and general wellness. I believe it is important to look after body through exercise and nutrition, and finding “me-time” to look after your own physical and emotional well-being. Along side providing health and fitness advice, I also offer coaching and lifestyle advice; helping clients work through their stresses and reducing daily pressures through coping mechanisms which are easy to access and perform. As I come to add content to this blog, you will get to know me through everything from the food I eat, the exercise I do (and don’t do), the books I read, how I like to spend my free time (yes, free time!), and probably a lot more along the way. I’ll be sharing more information shortly but for now, I wish you a very enjoyable day!

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