Happy New Year folks, and here’s to the keeping of them New Year Resolutions!
With this mild winter weather we’ve had so far, I’ve never seen so many people pounding the pavement on healthy runs. But back to work means no more daylight running hours, so if you are keen to keep fit, do think about joining the gym and carry on running indoors – at least til you can see where you are going.
The Wynnstay Hotel CoachHouse Fitness Centre is pretty much top notch when it comes to the latest equipment and training methods. Their extremely efficient trainers will make sure you get the best in terms of advice and support. Their open house 8:00am – 10:00pm, mean you have not excuse not to get cracking!
Lion Quays LQ Fitness Centre is also another super efficient fitness centre. In addition to the training machines, they also offer outdoor running with a certified Running Coach.
Both Fitness Centres have swimming pools for those who prefer the life aquatic both have some fab spa facilities for tired muscles or just general body pampering.
If treadmills and lifting machines are not your bag, then why not golf? Golf is one of the few sports I know where not only do you walk for MILES, you are moving your upper torso and exercising those arm muscles in the drive. Mile End Golf Course has a good 18 holer, with a fab Floodlit Driving Range to get those shots honed. They also have a rather super January Special Offer on kit and clothes in their Sportshop.
There are innumerable evening classes locally in Zumba, Jazz and Latin dancing, yoga, and more which not only get you fit in a fun way, but get you a whole new circle of friends.
Finally, my favourite activity – walking the dog. If you don’t have a dog this is a great way to get fit – borrow one. If you have an elderly neighbor in your street with a pooch, a great motivator and way to help out is to take the dog for a walk daily. Even a 20 minute brisk walk will do wonder for the animal’s health and the wellbeing of your neighbor, let alone yours. There’s a weird thing – if its someone else’s dog you are walking, your feel obliged to walk every day – in rain, wind and snow. I know, I ‘ve been walking a neighbour’s dog for the last three years – 5 miles a day, day in day out. We are both extraordinarily healthy and my nose is at least as shiny as hers.
Stay fit, stay healthy, stay happy for 2016.
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