Beginners’ Guide to the Gym

Whether you are a complete newbie, or just out of practise, we have some great resources to help you get back to the gym.

An easy-to-follow session to get you going.  This Workout for Beginners is full-body and only eight moves, but very effective.

Livestrong has this great and very straightforward  beginner workout plan for women.

Nuffield Health offer these beginner workouts to help you feel confident and get the most out of your gym time.

Just got your first gym membership?  Ryan King, Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach at the English Institute of Sport, gives you the lowdown on how to hit the ground running and get the most of your first few visits in this video.

 

 

 

 

 

Couch to 5K

This week we are talking about running. The benefits of Cardiovascular exercise are numerous, from enhancing mood to strengthening bones, it’s something we should all try to fit into our lives.   Here are some resources to help you get started.

Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit.  This NHS Couch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5K in just 9 weeks.

Even if you have never run before, follow this straightforward plan for beginners to run 5K without stopping in just eight weeks.

The Fat Girls Guide to Running is the world’s only running resource and support website specifically designed to cater for larger women.  They don’t mind how you describe yourself, large, plus-size, overweight, curvy, chunky, voluptuous or simply FAT, the message is the same, if you want to run you should be able to and you should be able to have safe and positive experiences while doing so.  Click here to find out more.  You can even join hundreds of plus-size runners in their monthly virtual 5K.

Julie is the plus-sized marathon runner from East London behind the global Too Fat to Run? movement which helps women survive and thrive in the sport of running.  This talk encourages women to ditch the diets and their fear of judgement and instead focus on true health and happiness, and living a life full of adventure.