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No matter what the challenge is, training is key! Get it right and it will help to make your experience all the more enjoyable and memorable. Sometimes knowing where to start can be the biggest challenge, so here’s some advice to get you event-ready.


Remember to stretch

Do you stretch before and after exercise? Stretching is important for flexibility, but it also helps to prevent injury and can improve your performance – whether this is cycling, walking, running or even your concentration levels at work!

Take a look at these 9 benefits of stretching from HealthLine (and maybe try some gentle stretches after you have finished reading the article).


Training in lockdown

Right now, none of us can get out and about and train like we’re used to. The gyms are closed and meeting friends to get out and train together just isn’t possible.

We are all spending an increased amount of time at home, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop being active! You just need to use a little creativity to keep training and not let all that hard work go to waste.

Have a read of this article from Wiggle to see how you can make lockdown training easy and manageable.

As well as training at home you may find your normal routine is completely out of place. How long have you been sitting during lockdown? Probably too long! Have a read of this article from Anytime Fitness on how to get moving during your working day.


Breaking habits

It’s all too easy to fall into a habit of not exercising or training, or to find an excuse not to – we’ve all been there! Life becomes too busy, we end up working a bit later than we should have, and make the most of a lie in whenever the opportunity arises.

There are some simple and very effective things that you can put into place to help you get into healthy habits and making your training routine feel all that easier to get stuck into.

How does it start? With a good night’s sleep! Read about breaking the habit of avoiding exercise from our friends at Anytime Fitness.


The importance of recovery

You did it! You’ve just been out for that training run, you enjoyed a really nice walk and have managed to get those miles in, or you just had an amazing session at the gym and are feeling great!

Do you let your body recover after a work out? Do you want to but are not sure what’s best? It is so important to let your body recover from any exercise and make sure you take the time to do so.

We love a rest day! Start your road to recovery with this blog from Anytime Fitness.


Core strength

There are so many exercises you can do to keep your core muscles strong and supple – plank anyone?

And we’re all aware of the benefits of having a strong core. Whether you’re running a marathon, 10k or trekking up a mountain, we all need to keep and maintain good core strength in everyday life, as well as when taking part in activities.

Have a read of this guide from our friends at Anytime Fitness as a great starting point and exercises that you can do, even in your own home to build up that strength!


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