MUMMAS IN MOTION: (click here for booking info.) Mummy & Me Buggy fitness classes in Guildford & Shalford

Posted Tue 28 Feb 2017

SMALL-GROUP ‘MUMMY & ME’ FITNESS CLASSES!

MUMMAS IN MOTION

Local, friendy, fun, suitable from 6+ weeks post partum (or once you’re cleared for exercise from your doctor).

Mondays – 10.40 – 11.40am – Stoke Park (meeting by the ‘outdoor gym’ by the Wild Woods attraction)

Thursdays – 11.30am – 12.30pm – Shalford Village Hall (Upper Hall) Or outdoors on Shalford Common if weather is nice.

 

Term Time Only

Email us: info@fitnessrunsinthefamily.com to find out more and book your place. Spaces are limited.

Mummas in Motion:

  • Part of the session is dedicated to Pilates style exercises with a strong focus on the deepest layers of core muscles (transversus abdominus) and exercises aimed at reducing the anterior pelvic tilt which commonly occurs during pregnancy.
  • The class takes you through a balanced cardio and resistance workout.
  • We use low impact and low intensity moves but for those able to safely progress high impact and high intensity options can be given.
  • Exercises are chosen with the aim of working the whole body as one functional unit – core control and back support are prioritised throughout the workout.
  • Exercise safely under the instruction of our coach, Lucy who is a specialist, qualified, pre and post natal personal trainer and has three daughters herself.
  • Class suitable for all fitness levels, for those who have been active before and during their pregnancy to those who are truly starting from scratch.
  • All exercises can be progressed / regressed or adapted – and with a small group training environment, our trainer can help you with exercise technique or alternative exercises.
  • Have fun and make new friends with a friendly group of like-minded, local people.

Drop in trial class £10. Block book for half a term £9.50 per class. Block book for whole term £9 per class.
Email us: info@fitnessrunsinthefamily.com to book your place.

Sculpt: (Click here for booking info.) Small group fitness class in Shalford, Guildford

Posted Tue 28 Feb 2017

TRY OUR SMALL GROUP PT FITNESS CLASS!

SCULPT

Local, friendy, fun, challenging but suitable for all fitness levels.
Shalford Village Hall (Upper Hall) Or outdoors on Shalford Common when weather is nice.
Thursdays  10.20am – 11.20am

Term Time Only

Email us: info@fitnessrunsinthefamily.com to find out more and book your place.  Spaces are limited.

 

Sculpt:

  • Build a lean, strong and physically capable physique through a combination of cardio-vascular and resistance training.
    Work the whole body as one unit through holistic, functional exercises which emulate our day-to-day, organic movement patterns.
  • Reshape the body by focussing on overloading the muscles.
  • Ramp up the metabolism through the resistance and strength training elements which will keep you burning calories long after the class is finished.
  • Exercise safely under the instruction of our coaches, Lucy and Darren who have over 30 years of PT experience between them.
  • Try something new – something you thought you may never be able to do.
  • Have fun with a friendly group of like-minded, local people.
  • Class suitable for all from beginner to advanced – exercises can be progressed / regressed or adapted.

 

Drop in trial class £10. Block book for half a term £9.50 per class.  Block book for whole term £9 per class.
Email us: info@fitnessrunsinthefamily.com to book your place.

 

IN THE PRESS – THE TIMES – our trainer is model for fitness over forty

Posted Wed 16 Mar 2016

Fitness Runs in the Family is passionate about finding and providing fitness and nutritional advice and solutions to real working families – for people who have moved into the stage of life where children, family and responsibility take over and it is all too easy to see our metabolism and lean tissue percentage start to diminish as we enter ‘mid-life’.

We are proud to see one of our trainers, Darren Jones, featured in The Times as the model for midlife fitness in the article by well regarded personal trainer, Matt Roberts. The article draws attention to the new government campaign One You which is working towards getting people in their ‘midlife’ fitter, stronger, more active and taking their nutrition more seriously.

This is an issue we are keen to promote.  When you become a parent and you slide down to the bottom of your own priorities it is easy to let your health, fitness and wellbeing slip too.  Before you know it you are working in a sedentary job and finding it hard to motivate yourself to get up, get out and get moving in your leisure time.

It is more important than ever as we become parents and have less time on our hands to focus on ourselves to prioritise our health and fitness.  Why?  Because PRIORITIES GET DONE – we make time for them, we sacrifice less important things in order that they get done first.   The article summarises a few of the things we should be doing:

 

  • A few yoga sessions and the odd run thrown in is NOT ENOUGH!
  • Aim to exercise 4 times per week doing both HIIT and LISS cardio AND resistance training. (HIIT = high intensity interval training such as circuits working hard for a few minutes at a time before resting & repeating and LISS = low intensity steady state training – working at a lower steady intensity over a prolonged period such as going for a jog / swim for 30+ minutes)
  • Lift weights to offset diminishing muscle mass & dwindling metabolism – I would recommend booking a session with a qualified fitness professional / personal trainer to help build you an appropriate programme of exercises and ensure you are carrying out the exercises correctly to be most effective and safe.
  • Use yoga and pilates exercise within your workouts (at the beginning or end) to help with flexibility, conditioning and core strength and stability but this should not replace hard exercise but be done in addition to your 4 sessions per week.
  • In addition walk every day for 25-30mins minimum.
  • A high protein, low sugar diet is necessary to help with losing fat and building lean tissue in conjunction with the above.

 

For more information about how we could help you towards your fitness and health goals please contact us at info@fitnessrunsinthefamily.com

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No gym: No problem – top tips to get fit from home

Posted Sat 26 Dec 2015

The New Year is just around the corner and we are pre-ordained at this time of year to think of either getting – or keeping – fit and healthy.  Prioritising our health in this way is likely to be on most people’s list of New Year’s resolutions, and rightly so!  Becoming fit, healthy, confident and functional in your body does wonders for your mind and wellbeing – it diffuses positivity into all other areas of your life.

However, one of the common reasons people give for not sticking to their resolution to committ to regular exercise is that they can’t or don’t want to go to the gym.  It may cost too much; you may worry that you don’t know what you are doing or not like other people watching you workout; you may lack childcare or you may not know how you are able to fit it into your schedule.

Fear not!  You can achieve amazing fitness and health results at home.  No more need to use ‘hating going to the gym’ as an excuse for not getting fit and healthy.  Here’s how:

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Happy Healthy Holidays

Posted Sat 12 Dec 2015

The holiday season is upon us and temptations are everywhere! Without conscious effort the holidays can seriously derail our healthy eating habits and exercise programme.

December is often the busiest month of the year as we try to get organised for Christmas and it is easy to become so busy that our normal exercise routines fall to the wayside. At the same time you may have a December full of Christmas parties which are heavily based around eating and drinking. Or you may be at home trying to entertain the kids all day during the cold, wet winter weather. Or both! It can become easy to over consume and overindulge, with excessively big meals or continual grazing on naughty Christmas treats!

So we have a situation where we struggle to fit in our regular exercise and we overindulge easily.

Here are my top tips to stay on track during the holiday season.

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I want to become healthier and fitter but how do I start?

Posted Thu 3 Dec 2015

Okay, so you know that you want to get healthy and fit. You know you want to start eating clean and exercising regularly, and you know you want to make it a lifestyle rather than just a temporary quick fix, so you still live a fun balanced life. Fantastic! This is the first step: acknowledging that there are some habits or aspects of how you live your life that you aren’t completely happy with and wanting to change the way you live for the better by making healthier choices and becoming more active.

Most people will make a resolution similar to this at the beginning of each year, month, even week! It sounds simple, but it is much easier said than done.

Here are my tips about how to actually start when wanting to change lanes into the healthy, fit and active one.

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