Getting a fit body for summer

2016-11-03 06:01
 Head trainer at Njomba Fitness Academy Monwabisi Njomba with his trusted co-trainers after a successful fitnesss explosion held at the Desmond Tutu Hall in Makhaza on Saturday.

Head trainer at Njomba Fitness Academy Monwabisi Njomba with his trusted co-trainers after a successful fitnesss explosion held at the Desmond Tutu Hall in Makhaza on Saturday.

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Our lives have gotten busier, and continue to get more hectic every day. On top of demanding careers, we have to juggle a cornucopia of additional everyday tasks - one of which is working out.

We are constantly faced with the image of the “ideal physique,” be it impossibly lean women donning the latest fashion garments on billboards, or extremely chiseled men in lifestyle magazines. This begs the question: how is it possible for us to sculpt that kind of muscle with our time constraints? Perhaps more importantly, do we have to go to fitness extremes to get the kind of body we’d be content with?

Of course, you don’t need to train at the pace of an Olympic athlete to feel good about yourself and your body. By making a point of regularly working out at a moderate to hard intensity and following a health-conscious lifestyle, it is certainly possible to attain a physique that makes you proud, and turns a few heads too! Consider these pointers to make the most of your workout:

Consult a personal trainer

Everyone’s fitness goals varies, and these professionals will be able to help you tailor a fitness regimen that is constructed to deliver the best results in terms of your requirements, capabilities and objectives. The personal trainers at have their fingers on the pulse of all the newest developments in the world of exercise.

Lift weights

Hitting the gym for some resistance training three or four days a week is definitely a great idea. Lifting weights increases your metabolism, forcing your body to burn fat faster, and also causes your muscles to break down and rebuild themselves - meaning, of course, that they become more defined.

Have fun

The whole point of getting fit and healthy is to get the most out of life, right? To supplement your gym-time, consider participating in an activity you actually enjoy. Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn taekwondo, or how to ride a horse? Or perhaps you find yourself reminiscing about your varsity surfing days?

Incorporating fitness into your social life, such as joining a mountain climbing club or going mountain biking with your peers over weekends, is also going to make working out much more appealing and, consequently, more enjoyable.

Talk to a dietitian

The idea of six compact meals a day does have proven efficacy. But for the most part, it’s simply not possible to prepare and sit down for six dining occasions. Also, social gatherings often revolve around a large meal. For this purpose, it’s a good idea to incorporate the services of a dietitian. They are qualified to assess your body’s nutritional needs and work out a diet schedule to suit your unique requirements. Take the small things into account. It’s good to have fitness goals, and even better when you achieve them. But, unless you are a professional athlete, health and fitness shouldn’t be seen as something that has to take over every minute of your daily existence.

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