While you've probably witnessed how small children can unwittingly master the perfect squat, many of us have lost that ability and probably no longer even try.
But just because something seems unfamiliar or challenging, doesn't mean we shouldn't try to incorporate it into out lives!
We all know that regular activity is important on so many levels. The benefits of regular physical activity include, but aren't limited to:
However, when it comes to getting physically active, especially after a period of months or years of inactivity, the process of beginning can be daunting. With the onslaught of various exercise regimes, gyms touting life-changing routines, incessant "fitspo" memes, fat shaming, skinny shaming, and the plethora of diet wisdom out there, no wonder people aren't eager to jump into the health and fitness world.
As I like to say, fitness shouldn't be intimidating.
So I am proud and excited to introduce a friendly, practical, effective introduction to working out called Beginner Boot Camp.
Maybe you haven't so much as walked around the block since high school. Maybe you've recovered from an injury and need to get back to activity. Maybe you've been so overwhelmed by the myriad group fitness classes, home workout DVDs, and fad workout crazes that it seems silly to start.
Maybe you don't trust your body, heart, or head to move in the right ways.
Beginner Boot Camp offers a small group of women (limit of 8 participants) a safe and well-equipped space to learn the basics of exercise and how to perform a number of essential moves in a way that promotes good form, balance, and optimal benefits.
Topics covered in Beginner Boot Camp include:
- The importance of warmup and cool down
- Proper form
- Injury prevention
- Modifications for higher and lower intensity and impact
- Making exercise accessible and most of all.... FUN!
Spots are already filling up for the inaugural session of Beginner Boot Camp, which is timed to get you ready for the summer months feeling confident and committed.
Session 1 dates are:
June 16, 18, 23, 25 at 5:45-6:45 pm at our private studio.
Feel free to come by for a tour (call first!) or contact me with any questions.
To register, please click here.
I look forward to working with you!
Emily Nielsen, CPT, is the owner of Fit for Motherhood, LLC, mother of 2 little girls, and an optimist by nature.
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