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Summer is over and you’ve got the blues and what better way to get over them than to get energised and back into shape. Olly Jones one of our expert Personal Trainers has put together 5 fitness motivational tips  to inspire you to get started.

  1. Schedule– Plan  ahead and schedule time in your life to concentrate on you and your training regime.
  2. Find a workout buddy– we all have days when we are feeling lethargic, and lazy. If you have scheduled to train with a friend you are 89% more likely to make the effort and exercise.
  3. Track your gym progress– Tracking your exercise in terms of the types of exercise you are doing and the results you are achieving will aid in your motivation to keep going. This could be workout duration, calories burnt or steps completed. There are lots of ways to track your progress such as a Fitbit, myzone belt, or even your smart phone. Taking measurements or a photograph every 2/4 weeks can also be a great way of seeing how your body is changing.
  4. Look the part– get yourself a new outfit for the gym, everyone feels better with a new pair of trainers, or joggers on!
  5. Vary your fitness workout – and change it up regularly. The best way to keep improving your fitness, and help your body change, is to mix up the way in which you train. If your body gets used to legs on a Monday, it will become easier and easier to complete the same workout and after a while you will stop seeing results. This tends to lead to a lack of motivation which almost certainly leads to a gap in exercise. To protect yourself from this slippery slope we recommend researching new exercise trends, trying new classes, and surprising your body with something new regularly.

We want to help you get back into exercise after the summer. I hope these 5 tips are useful!”

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Fancy working your lower abs?

With individuals schedule, it is becoming more difficult to find time to exercise. If you’re somebody who would like to concentrate on your belly, there are many lower abdominal workout routines that you could do at home anytime you want and at the gym. Lucky for you abdominal exercises that you could do in the fitness center or at home are very efficient to lose the fat around your belly.

Bear in mind that to be capable to lose that extra weight you want, you’ll have to eat a healthful and well balanced meals and create a calorie deficit. When doing abdominal exercises at home, you can take advantage of equilibrium ball and a fitness mat to help create your workout routines more effective.

Heel Tap

Lie faceup, hands under your butt, knees bent, feet lifted into table top position. Slowly lower your flexed feet forward until your heels barely touch the ground. Squeeze your abdominals to help raise your feet back up to table top.

Straight Leg Raise

From a faceup position on the floor, place hands under your low back and brace your core. Lift straight legs slowly off the ground, bringing them to 90-degrees, then slowly lower them back to the ground. If you have any pain in your lower back, do not do this move.

Roll Up

Lie faceup, with legs extended, knees together, feet flexed, arms overhead. Take a big inhale. As you exhale, lift arms up and forward, and use your abs to slowly roll up to a sitting position. Squeezing abs again, slowly lower down to starting position.

Speak to a member of The Marlow Club gym team when you are next in to get some more ideas on lower ab workouts you can try.


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Yoga is about stretching all the various groups of muscles to release built up toxins within the body. Yoga is a complete body exercise which creates flexibility and strength and you need to have both. Lots of men have a propensity to repeat the same movements on the job or in the weights section in the gym. Yoga provides a way to construct strength in areas that are various. You see muscles, and will notice a change inside your body! It’s excellent for your body – holding a plank in a yoga arrangement that is fundamental is an upper body exercise that is amazing.

They’re repetitive and your body becomes comfortable with the motion. Yoga makes it possible to develop and utilize your core to body parts and your muscles, and that’s what lengthens and tones. If you are taking a Vinyasa class or something comparable, it raises your heartbeat rate and you’ll burn a lot of calories which can help you shed weight. In addition to the state of wellness Yoga guides you towards might have you intuitively picking the correct food. Yoga makes it possible to take some time, and leave your stress at the doorway.

A practice will assist you unwind and focus, which will pay off on the job, at home, and in every area of your life. Yoga aids quieten your mind up there that is a portion of what’s keeping you up, if you’re having sleep issues. In case you’ve sore or stiff muscles, yoga does good things to unwind and relieve the tension regions of the body. Professional athletes do yoga to gain any extra advantage they may get.

Come and try a yoga class and see what it can do for you at The Marlow Club – Next year once the new yoga studio has opened you will have so many different classes to choose from so there will be no excuses to give it a go!

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If you’re searching for ways to burn off fat faster, then believe it or not water is one of them, as a regular intake of water flushes out toxins and helps the body cleanse itself.

By simply drinking the right amount of water daily might help in the fat-burning process. So how can water help inf you would like to burn off fat faster? First of all, water does not contain any calories so consuming it’ll not increase body fat. Water really helps dissolve body fat through the whole body. In case the body doesn’t consumes enough water tour kidneys won’t function properly causing the liver to work even harder. As a consequence of this the liver will be put under strain and since this is among the bodies primary organ that can help burn off fat, your metabolic process would slow down.

Another instance of drinking water is that as I cleanses your body it also makes your skin look far healthy too. For males the muscles may contain up to 80% water enhancing tone of muscle even greater simply by drinking large quantities of water. Water also flushes out impurities leaving your skin with a better looking complexion. However for overweight people an extra glass or two would be beneficial as they have a lot more body fat to lose. Where exercise has been carried out on a daily foundation water consumption should be increased.

It’s essential that you don’t let yourself get too thirsty. As you get thirsty you’re becoming de hydrated as the water within your body decreases.

Hydro+ is a great tool to keep you correctly hydrated whilst at the club, full of essential vitamins and minerals and low calorie, give it a go.