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How will not lifting as much weight affect your muscle growth? I'm so glad you asked. Gyms are shut. Most fitness businesses have jumped into some form of an online platform to keep delivering classes and coaching, which looks and feels a little.. different. No doubt you are still getting an awesome workout in, and are so thankful to see the sweaty faces of your gym crew, but a few of our girls have asked.. BUT WHAT ABOUT MY GAINS!? Muscle gain is an awesome side effect of weight training. It’s what initially lured me into the gym -...
HOW’S YOUR MENTAL HEALTH? I saw a post today that said the world is basically in “reset” mode. I’ve posted the image below and I encourage you to take a read! With all the negative energy right now surrounding us, it’s a wonder we start to lose our minds a little bit so any form of positivity is always welcome. This leads me to my focus for today – sharing with you my list to focus on when it comes to looking after your mental health. Some of you may have read these before, but I hope it serves...
One of the most prevalent factors I have currently noted that is affecting our members negatively is the inability to "switch off". Right now our lives have changed. We have gone from having a job, a social life, and a weekend to now; Working from home, training at home and only being able to have contact with immediate family or one other person at any one time. While right now this can feel like a blessing to some, it is a very confusing time for many.I have noticed a flow on effect and a reoccurring theme because of the above.. Our inability to switch...
And, if you're now working from home like me, you will have to create a few new ones. This is something I spoke about in a live video I shared with our Contessa Online members last week. 💁♀️ ROUTINE. Routine is going to make or break you. Not literally but enough to make life seem really shit and hard, when it doesn't need to be. The first couple of days of last week for me was absolute chaos. My routine, or lack thereof, was the main contributor. Mid last week I decided to get on with it. The sun...
This is your Sunday night reminder that you can handle anything this week throws at you. We are quick to criticize ourselves with where we are right now, more to the point, where we are NOT right now. We seem to get caught up in how long we've been a member of a gym, not the many other factors that contribute to our overall health."But I should be fitter, I've been training for ages. I set a goal to be able to do a pull up, like 12 months ago and I feel no closer than I was yesterday." I'm...
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