Your waistline is a good indication of your overall health. Where we store our fat can be a predictor of health risk. Your waist-to-hip ratio can help you to keep your weight in check.
How to measure?
Using a measuring tape measure your natural waist where it is at its smallest, usually above the belly button. Next, measure around your hips, usually around the widest part of your bottom. Pop the numbers into this calculator.
Anything over 0.85 in women or 1.00 in men is associated with health risks.
If you are a little out of kilter, here are our top tips to whittle your waist.
Do a little more cardio that you usually do. Your yoga practice isn’t going to give you the recommended 160bpm that a cycling session will. So keep your yoga classes, yoga offers other benefits that will have a good effect on your waistline but up your cardio to 3 classes a week. You will notice the difference in the first week!
Don’t know how to start? Start with a one-to-one with master coach Nadine. A bespoke session will give you the confidence and technique to get more out of every class. The quality of movement is everything when time is precious.
Power Plates classes work the entire body from the start of your deep core line which starts in the sole of the foot. You use almost 100% of all muscles in the body which makes it an extremely efficient workout. Make it count even more by booking into a one-to-one with our instructors.
Once you have your technique, your classes will deliver stronger results, check out the timetable here.
Last of all, you can accelerate the fat loss by cutting out your sugar intake, it's a sure fire way to reduce the bloat around the belly, sorry but that does include alcohol as well. Try eating a little protein and lots of greens at every meal instead to encourage denser and leaner muscle.
Monday Meditation with Florentina starts on 5th September. This class will support you in developing mental clarity and ease in living. You will start by establishing a comfortable position, with the aim of settling into stillness, before being taken through a combination of breath, visualisation, sound and tactile sensation to attain dharana (mental focus). Mondays 8.30 - 9.15am, Fitzrovia. Book in
Balance your body and mind in our new Saturday afternoon Yin Yoga class with Hailey. A calming practice designed to help you access the deeper tissues and musculature of the body, such as connective tissue and fascia that encompass the joints. Suitable for almost all levels of student, the class is perfect for those looking to increase flexibility and joint mobility or improve sports performance, and is also the perfect addition to a more dynamic yoga practice. Saturday's 3.30-4.30pm from 27th August, Covent Garden. Book in.
If you're a yoga beginner, or looking to improve your alignment and technique, join me in September for a Glow Yoga for Beginners and Improvers workshop that will explore new ways to approach the popular bread and butter yoga poses and techniques on how to transition from one pose to the another. A fun and inclusive 2 hour workshop to get you moving with ease. Saturday 3rd September, 1.30-3.30pm, Fitzrovia. Book in.
Hot of the press! Jungle Fit is back for another Friday night party! Claudia will be bringing her moves for another killer conditioning workout set to old skool Drum 'n Bass. Bring your glow sticks, your trainers and your friends, and get ready to party! Friday 28th October, 7.30 - 8.15pm, Covent Garden. Book in.
Members, call 020 7240 6111 for 20% off all workshops. Not yet a member? Join us today!
Nahid and the Good Vibes Team x
16 August 2016