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13 Reasons to exercise in Winter - Reason 13

24 February 2013

 

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Metabolism – A faster metabolism enables us to burn more calories at any time and as exercise helps to improve our metabolism it means that even just 30 minutes of exercise a day will help to keep your body in tip-top shape even when you’re resting!

Have you tried a Powerplate class? Just 25 mins, interval training. great for when you are on the go!

 

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13 Reasons to exercise in the Winter - Reason 12

24 February 2013

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Circulation – Exercise is natures hot water bottle. When we stay active in the body our blood circulation improves and as our blood flows better so our body is more able to stay warm, particularly in those hard to warm extremities. Who knows, maybe you’ll be able to quit that extra pair of socks!

Have you tried a Glow Pilates class? In the infrared studio, you'll work a lot harder and we'll work you hard to toe.

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13 Reasons to exercise in Winter - Reason 11

24 February 2013

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Detox - why wait till the New Year to get detoxing? Regular activity assists the body in eliminating toxins from the body which means that by exercising all year round you ensure your body is kept squeaky clean from the inside out all the time, as opposed to simply after a weekend of indulgence once in a while.

Have you tried Spincycle Core class? 30 mins on the bike and 15 mins core strengthening

Reason 12

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13 Reasons to exercise in Winter - Reason 10

24 February 2013

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Mood Booster – The winter blues gets to all of us at some point but exercise releases endorphins, the feel-good hormone and this helps to keep our stress levels lower and keep a smile on our face no matter how chilly it gets.

Have you tried Glow Yoga Bliss? Restorative yoga by candlelight, you'll hold poses on the floor to release and recharge.

Reason 11

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13 Reasons to exercise in Winter - Reason 9

24 February 2013

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Lean legs – In the winter there is simply no getting away from the need to wear more trousers and tights, so that being the case we may as well make them look as good as we possibly can by exercising to get sculpted, lean, strong thighs. Totally achievable with regular yoga, lunges and squats and a good excuse to get those new jeans you’ve been looking at…

Have you tried the  Yang & Yin by candlelight? 40 mins yang yoga, 20 mins yin ( restorative yoga) and 15 mins of yoga nidra ( yoga sleep). This class is a great mood booster.

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13 Reasons to exercise in the Winter - Reason 7

24 February 2013

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Spanx but no spanx – Nobody wants a muffin top, just like nobody wants to wear granny pants. Yes, yes, M&S do a smashing range of shape wear and ASOS even stock Spanx these days but let’s face it, you’d rather just not need them in the first place. Exercise those treats away, put the Spanx at the back of the draw and use the money you would have spent on that new slimming slip to just get a new dress instead!

Have you tried our new Powerplates Ballet class yet? Achieve the perfect pins of a dancer.

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13 Reasons to exercise in Winter - Reason 6

24 February 2013

 

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All is not lost – Remember all those benefits you gained in the summer by training and getting into good shape for your holidays? Most people forget their exercise regime in the winter meaning that every spring they have to start all over again. By keeping your exercise up over the winter months you never have to go through that painful stage one again and your body and health just continues to get better and better and better and better and… you get the idea.

Have you tried a Powerplate HIT class? only 25 minutes! Short, sweet and  intense.

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13 Reasons to exercise in Winter - Reason 5

24 February 2013

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Faster weightloss  - In the winter your ability to burn fat increases through the thermogenic effect on the body. In fact, even by being outside in the cold you are already burning 10% more calories than you would do normally because the body has to work so much harder to warm up. Combine this with exercising and you’ll burn even more fat than you would on a summers day!

Have you tried our Spincycle Circuit? 40 mins on the bike and 20 mins off the bike with resistance for a full body workout.

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