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FAT LOSS WORKOUTS FOR THIS FESTIVE SEASON

The festive season does not only bring change to our environment, but can also influence our emotions. This could result in us losing track of our fitness goals amidst the celebrations. Exorbitant consumption of unhealthy food can result in you gaining weight significantly if not balanced with the right amount of exercise. Here are some fitness tips that you can follow to keep fit throughout the holidays.

13 Dec 2019

Exorbitant consumption of unhealthy food can result in you gaining weight significantly if not balanced with the right amount of exercise. Here are some fitness tips that you can follow to keep fit throughout the holidays.

Yoga

Yoga is actually capable of shedding fat even though it is not thought to be an aerobic exercise. By practicing active and intense styles of yoga throughout the festive season, you will be able to burn calories and prevent weight gain. Ashtanga, vinyasa and power yoga are some examples of active yoga, while hatha and yin represent relaxed yoga forms. A combination of both active and relaxed yoga will help you burn fat, strengthen muscles, improve flexibility and prevent injuries.

The practice of yoga can also help to develop mindfulness. You will become more aware of the quantity and quality of food you put in your body, as foods are known to directly impact the mind, body and spirit. Mindfulness allows yoga practitioners to avoid unhealthy foods and identify when they are satiated. 


BODYCOMBAT®

BODYCOMBAT® is inspired by a wide range of mixed martial arts which include karate, taekwondo, boxing, tai chi and Muay Thai. This workout will strengthen your legs, arms, back, shoulders and core. It will also you help burn calories while developing coordination, agility and speed.

If you are just starting out, you have the option to start with low-impact routines that are custom-made according to your fitness level.


BODYBALANCE®

Featuring elements of Tai Chi and Pilates, BODYBALANCE® is a workout that involves a series of yoga movements. With the support of a calming soundtrack, the stretching and bending movements involved will ensure that you stay relaxed throughout.

It is of utmost importance that you focus on controlled breathing, concentration and proper execution of each movement so as to achieve improvement of body, mind and spirit.



Cycling

In general, cycling is a low-impact exercise that is able to work all the major muscle groups in your body. It is able to strengthen your muscles, build your stamina, and improve aerobic fitness. Besides that, cycling also encourages positive mental health through the reduction of stress levels and anxiety.

If you are new to cycling, start with a low intensity routine and progress to more physically exertive workouts once your body starts getting comfortable with a specific intensity. Fitness First offers an amazing indoor cycling workout called RPM™ which, supported by awesome music, takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat rides. It is perfect for those looking to justify achievement, burn calories, get lean and improve aerobic fitness as part of their goals to keep fit on holiday.


Les Mills Tone® 

A workout that allows you to control the intensity of your routine, Les Mills Tone incorporates a mix of cardio, core and strength training. It mainly involves lunges, squats, functional training and tubing exercises. You are advised to start with 1 or 2 classes a week before upping the frequency. As time progresses, you will grow in fitness and strength, improve energy levels, flexibility, speed, balance, agility and core strength.


Losing weight as one of the main goals behind wanting to keep fit on holiday is achievable through consistency and discipline in practicing a workout. Combined with a nutritious diet plan and adequate rest, you will be able to slowly notice visible changes to your body as the festive season progresses.