Keeping it short and sweet over Christmas

“How can I keep my training going over the busy Christmas and New Year season?”

Friends, family, food and of course drink, it’s that time of year again – Christmas! Every year many people ask me the same question, how can I keep my training going over the busy Christmas and New Year season? If you, like many others, have fitness goals to keep up or events looming in the New Year then HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) could be just what you’re looking for!

Short and sweet is the way when it comes to HIIT. This style of training can really keep your fitness up and taking just 20 minutes if done right, there is no excuse not to fit in a few workouts over the holiday period! HIIT can really give you that push you need to keep your motivation alive. These workouts are extremely versatile in the body groups you can train, the equipment you can use and the amount of space you need. It can be used for both resistance and cardiovascular training, making sure that whatever your goals you can get the right session for you.

However, if this doesn’t sound like the thing for you there are lots of other ways to keep active over the Christmas break. Keeping your body moving, whether it’s a walk or cycle with the family or a simple circuit session, will really help you when getting back into training after the holidays.

If you’re finding that it’s easy to talk yourself out of a session “because it’s Christmas”, why not enlist a training buddy? Motivation over this busy time can dwindle a little, so training with a friend or partner is a great way to get you out of the arm chair and into your trainers. Or why not get the whole family involved (Gran can hold the stopwatch!) by setting up a simple circuit at home? Mixing up cardio and resistance can give you the workout you need and the family the nudge they need to set healthy goals for the New Year. And as well as being a laugh, it will get the kids to burn off some much needed steam after all the excitement of Christmas!

Contact Personal Trainer Josh Juryeff for a free consultation to discuss your Christmas training.


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