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simple fitness targets 2019

Normally fitness targets are set around weight loss or boosting strength, but as Perform opens for the first time in 2019, we’re looking at other types of fitness targets.

You see, fitness targets based around weight or strength are ‘outcome goals’, which are great, but they’re not always under your control. When you fail due to unforeseen circumstances, it’s easy to get disheartened, give up or wonder what the point of it all is.

If this feels like you, then why not set some fitness targets that you can control?

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“As a Personal Trainer there’s obviously always an expectation that you’ll have a high standard of fitness. However, we don’t all train all day every day and we don’t all eat our meals out of tupperware boxes, never allowing ourselves to overindulge in unhealthy treats.

We also very rarely get asked about why we got into fitness, with people often assuming we got into the profession while training for other sports, trying to ‘get big’ or in pursuit of the perfect shirtless Instagram post.

Truth is, I got into fitness because I learned very early on that life is short.

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Perform Fitness Family Ben Jone

“I was very health conscious in my teens and early 20s and I played a lot of sport to quite high levels when I was at school and university. 

However, this gradually got less and less as my career started to take priority. Running a number of companies having been in IT for many years, my work has always involved a lot of travelling and meeting/ office based work on a laptop. I had also faced some longer standing issues with knees, hips and lower back from old sports injuries, none of which had recovered properly or been helped by my working lifestyle.   

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SMART pre-Christmas fitness goals

Christmas decorations are going up, supermarket shelves are stacked high with mince pies, Baileys and other festive treats. You’ve probably got boozy or food-filled celebrations planned with work, friends and family from now until New Year’s Day.

It hardly seems like the time to be setting fitness goals, does it?

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Perform Fitness Family Nikki G's Fitness Story

When I initially started training at Perform I believed I was just signing up to lose a bit of weight and get a bit fitter. However, looking back it was actually much more than that.

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My Fitness Story Laura F

There were a few moments that made me realise I needed to start exercising. My stressful job as a teacher was consuming my life. Exercise was always recommended because it provides an outlet and releases endorphins, but I found it hard to fit in around work.

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Fitting Fitness into Your Life

Usually we think that getting started with a new exercise and nutrition regime is the hard bit, as we discussed in a recent blog. However, experience and chatting to our members can tell quite a different story. It’s fitting fitness into your life that’s the real challenge for many of us.

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ways to start exercising again

It’s the time of year when people are searching for simple ways to start exercising again. Whether it’s the end of the indulgence that summer brings or the start of the new school year for parents that have been rushed of their feet over the holidays, getting back into fitness after a break away isn’t easy.

If finding the motivation to get started wasn’t enough, chances are – when you do take the plunge and try to kick start your regime – exercises feel awkward and anything cardio is an absolute killer!

Here at Perform our members are all ordinary people with very different lifestyles and unique needs, but there are some universal ways to make getting back on track easier and more enjoyable. Here are our top four tips:

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Following on from our previous post on Resting Metabolic Rate, we’re going to look at what has the next biggest impact on our metabolism, Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis.

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In a new series, Perform Founder, Peter, looks at how understanding your metabolism can help you progress towards your health and fitness goals, starting with Resting Metabolic Rate.  

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