Get a Spring in Your Step: Our New Blog Starts Today!
We’re welcoming the birth of a new blog today; and believe us, there’s a whole lot of celebrating going on with the team right now!
Lawrence has been working as a Personal Trainer for years now, and has helped many clients; from famous celebrities to busy businessmen to laid back healthy folk, working with them to get in shape and get the body they want.
It seemed only right that we should begin a blog. After all, it’s a great way of sharing our collective experience, and also a way of reaching out to all of you out there, and hearing your comments, ideas and thoughts.
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Then I’ll begin… hang on, wait a minute? Why are you sitting comfortably? This is a fitness blog, not a chance to relax and unwind! Just kidding!
Okay, okay, so you’ve rightly alerted me to the fact that it’s relatively difficult to read a blog and exercise at the same time. It’s an understandable point. But did you know that it’s completely untrue? Here’s a few great exercises you can do right now, whilst reading this post. Go on. You know you want to.
Fantastic Chair Exercises
- The Lazy-boy twist. This is a good one for working those core muscles. Raise your arms outwards, so they are at right-angles to your body. Slowly rotate from the trunk, hold for a few seconds, then return to centre. Repeat on the other side.
- The side-stretch. Place your hands either side of your head, as though you were about to do a stomach crunch. Now slowly lower your right elbow down to your right hip; keeping your stomach tight, your back straight and your feet hip-width apart. Come back to centre, repeat on the other side.
- Yogic breathing. Pay attention to your posture. Let me guess, it’s not great, is it? That’s because, when we sit in front of a computer, we often slump over, bending our spines awkwardly. This is likely to give you back problems when you’re older, and believe me, it doesn’t help with that beer gut either. Instead, pull your spine up straight, and breathe in through your nose, tightening your stomach muscles. Then, when exhaling, instead of releasing the muscles, tighten them even more, pulling them into your spine.
It’s Spring Time, and Time to Get Moving…
Right, that’s enough sitting down now. It’s time to get out of that chair and start working on your summer body. If you need extra help, get in contact with us to find out more about fitness tips. It doesn’t matter where you are, you can start getting fit today!