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Health and Wellbeing - July 2013

02 Jul 2013

Lift your spirits with a healthy workout this winter!

The winter chills have begun to set in and it is getting harder to remember those long hot sunny afternoons spent by the pool or at the beach. As we hurry home to get out of the cold and rain, it is easy to let our fitness habits lapse. Trust me, I have used my fair share of winter excuses too. While sitting rugged up in front of the heater or wrapped up in a blanket at home sounds mightily appealing, it’s important to remember that keeping up with your fitness routine will benefit you both in the short and long-term.
The body constantly works to maintain the body at 37 degrees celsius, no matter what the temperature, so believing that it is better to stay inside to keep the cold away is not an excuse. Exercise produces heat in us which leads us to think it is warmer than it is. As long as you wear the correct clothing, there is no temperature that is too cold to work out in. If you are training outside during the winter months one of the best options is to wear multiple lighter layers so if you do get to hot you can take a layer off as you need.

Squats, the exercise you love to hate?

When it comes to squats, you either love them or hate them but they are an exercise you should always try and put into your workout routine. Most people think squats are only good for a leg workout but they are more than that. They promote muscle growth across your whole body. They use nearly the entire muscular system and will not only help you build lean muscle but also raise your metabolic rate.  Reasons to do squats? Well, there are plenty – weight loss, strength, toning, balance and injury prevention.
Primary targets for squats are the legs but they also hit your abdominal muscles and your lower back and butt too. There is a whole bunch of different squat techniques that will emphasise more on a single muscle group.
Always remember exercises being performed incorrectly can cause serious injury, so if in doubt always ask your local trainers or professionals to show you the correct technique to maximise your results and to prevent injury.

Anytime Fitness – West Melbourne

We are on the final stages of the process with the council. As soon as this has been completed it will be full steam ahead. Once we can commence our fit out, we will also be starting our pre-sale memberships and will be offering a limited number of foundation memberships at a great price. For further information on our pre-sales and foundation memberships please don’t hesitate to drop us a line on 0437 154 598 or an email at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Cheers,
Lucas
Anytime Fitness – West Melbourne

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