Lockdown has given us time to appreciate things that we usually take for granted! We have been getting outdoors and enjoying the countryside, spending more time with our families and appreciating the gorgeous weather we've had! We have been finding new things to fill our time such as baking or gardening and we've learnt to shop at & support our local businesses!
So, are you going to keep up these habits now that normal life is starting to resume or will you go back to old ways? Here's some healthy habits we think should be kept up...
Whether it's exercise which is essential for both physical and mental health, making some time to read a book, doing...
No matter what your excuse is, here's some tips to help you stay on track this summer...
If you usually get towards the end of the day and you start to make excuses as to why you can't workout, then try and fit it in first thing so it's over & done with before your day has even really started. This way, not only will it be cooler at that time of day but you can enjoy the rest of your day knowing you've already completed your workout!
Being dehydrated can leave you feeling unmotivated causing your energy levels to drop, give you headaches and generally leave you feeling lethargic and often grouchy! None of which, will inspire you to go and exercise. Make sure you...
Given the current circumstances, we've had to adapt to working out at home and for many of us, it's become a significant part of our day.
You don't always need a barbell or weights for a high-intensity workout, bodyweight Crossfit workouts can really test your endurance and mobility.
If you're looking for some workout inspo, we've put together some great Crossfit workouts for you, that can be done at home, no equipment needed...
10 push ups
10 sit ups
10 air squats
You don't have...
Crossfit workouts are intense and combine all different types of exercises with lots of variety. This means, you can count on a CrossFit to give you a great full body workout
With a few tips from us, you can make the most of your at-home Crossfit workouts and build some healthy habits along the way...
There's plenty of Crossfit Home workouts you can choose from if you look online but make sure you pick one that's right for your ability. If you're a beginner or never tried Crossfit at all, maybe choose one that offers some easy movements or doesn't take as long to do!
Now that we don't have the gym to...
People who are successful all have one thing in common... they are consistent! Consistency is the key to success. Consistency leads to habits and then habits mould the actions we take each day.
So, if you want to achieve your Crossfit goals, or any fitness/ weightloss related goals for that matter, you must be consistent. People can be impatient when it comes to exercise and don't give their fitness plans enough time.
Luckily with Crossfit, it's easier to create a habit and be consistent because all the workouts are planned for you. That means you know that when you turn up, you don't have to spend any time thinking about what you're supposed to be doing!
To help keep you more motivated and dedicated to your fitness goals, find yourself a workout partner or come and join a partner workout at Crossfit Pendle. This way you are held accountable for and more likely to go if you know someone else is relying on you too! The coaches at a Crossfit gym also...
You may already know someone who does Crossfit and if you do, the chances are they probably talk about it all the time! It's known for its brutal workouts and ripped physiques which has led to many misconceptions. However, we're here to tell you exactly why Crossfit should be a part of your life!
When you step into a CrossFit Box, you instantly become part of a community. The community is what separates Crossfit from any other gym. You'll meet lots of friendly faces and people who are all on the same journey as you!
Crossfit WILL get you results! Even if you don't intentionally focus on them, just by purely taking part in the workouts, you'll noticeably see changes in your body.
It isn’t all about PB's, getting strong and physical health! It's about creating a sense of well-being and keeping good mental health too. Crossfit can reduce stress, you get to train with...
CrossFit Pendle owner Mike Rawson had signed up for the Paris Marathon…then received email confirmation of acceptance into the London Marathon taking place three weeks later!
He’s decided to bite the bullet and run both marathons in April this year.
He said: “I’ve always wanted to run a marathon and decided it was time to stop talking about it and just do it. I entered for a charity place in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon first, but I’d heard that getting a spot was difficult, so I decided to enter the Paris one, on April 5th.
“Two weeks after I had signed up, booked the flights and hotel, I checked my emails and had notification of a place in the London Marathon on April 26th. I couldn’t believe it!
“I questioned whether three weeks gave me enough recovery to run a competitive time at London, but then I thought: Who cares, I’m in the London Marathon, I may never get the chance again, so there’s no way I can...
We all know that exercise has physical benefits, but one of the things that is often overlooked is how exercise like CrossFit can help improve your mental health too.
Many studies have found that doing physical activity can actively improve mental health and wellbeing. Here’s how:
Working out is tough! For those who struggle sleeping, exercise is a good way to tire yourself out. It can also add routine to your day, again aiding better sleep.
Exercise like CrossFit releases feel-good hormones. It makes you feel better in yourself and also gives you more energy!
CrossFit can help reduce stress, racing thoughts and anxiety. Doing something physical releases cortisol, a hormone that helps us manage stress. Exercise also gives your brain something to focus on, making it a positive strategy for dealing with difficulties.
Getting active can improve your self esteem by making you feel better about yourself....
For some people, CrossFit is their sport. But some people already play a sport.
You might be wondering if CrossFit is for you if you already take part in another fitness activity, but we can promise you it 100% is!
Most of us aren’t going to The CrossFit Games, and so for many of us, CrossFit is a fun, functional way to keep fit. Constantly varied, intense and with strength and cardio elements, CrossFit is a fantastic way to build your fitness.
Many of our members already run, cycle, swim or play sports such as rugby, cricket and football. They use CrossFit as a way to enable them to perform better in their sport.
Runners? They might use CrossFit to get faster or go for longer.
Cyclists? They might use CrossFit to improve their fitness so there’s less walking up hills and more pedalling!
Swimmers? They might use CrossFit to improve their strength and endurance.
The list could go on and on!
CrossFit is the perfect complementary training for all other types of fitness....
All the gear but no idea? Or maybe just no gear and no idea where to start?!
The market is full of CrossFit gear from specialist socks right through to mobility aids and supplements. Knowing what to buy to help make life easier and improve your performance in the gym can be a minefield so we’ve had a look inside some of our member’s gym bags to find out what some of the best pieces of gear are.
Having a pair of decent trainers specially designed for CrossFit style workouts can make all the difference. CrossFit specific shoes are hybrid shoes designed to be good at everything from lifting to running and offer great support for the foot, a solid sole and reinforced areas for climbing ropes.
There’s two main brands you should look at - Nike Metcons and Reebok Nanos. Both are popular, high quality, CrossFit shoes. There are other brands too like NoBull and Inov8 and you can of course train without the need for fancy footwear. The most important thing is that...
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