New Year, New Challenge

Challenge

The roaring 20’s are officially back, and what better time to master the art of mindfulness, after all it is the time of new beginnings. 

To help you get started, we wanted to share how the decade ahead has already begun to influence the latest trends in fitness to show how wellness is on the up. 

Bring back your balance

Finding the line between fitness and wellness will transform the way you approach your workouts. Meditation, Yoga and Pilates will help your body and mind work as one, giving you the energy required for your body to function at its fullest.

Dedicate time to your practice, and be guaranteed sustainable results that last a lifetime. Not to mention a daily boost.

Top tip: Be patient in your search, this practice can take many forms, it is important to find the flows that works for you.

Health as a priority

Healthy Food

As we strive to protect the planet we call our home, plant-based diets are on the rise. Proven to have significant benefits, if done correctly. If this is something you would like to explore, consider getting yourself a lifestyle coach to help guide you. By tailoring your diet specifically to your body, lifestyle, goals and requirements, you are much more likely to stick with it whilst maintaining full nutritional value.

Box and Kickboxing

Instead of taking the gloves off, why not put them on? With each hour of boxing, you can burn up to 800kcal! Energetic and dynamic movements, combined with boxing techniques, are a great way to start or end your day. The powerful, fast hits and jumps will liberate your mind, with each bead of sweat, you can expect the stress to wash away, detoxing your body and helping with blood circulation whilst lowering levels of stress.

Believe it or not, the more intense the session, the more relaxed you will feel.

HIIT

Yoga

As High Intensity Interval Training evolves, expect to see specialisms such as Yoga and Pilates incorporated into your sessions, a great addition for those those to burn calories, build strengthen and correct posture.

Achieving total mindfulness will set you free, give it a try and let us know what you think.

Fitness as a lifestyle

Personal trainers live and breath fitness, their passion is drawn from the success of others. They are a driving force there to set you on the right path, both mentally and physically. 

Focus on positive and sustainable results whilst removing the guesswork and dread associated to fitness. Major improvements can be made solely by perfecting your technique as part of an ongoing routine.

Positive experiences

London workout

Consider sharing your TruBe sessions with your closest friends, family members or colleagues. Be supported and motived as you bond through this unforgettable experience.

If you want to know more, get in touch with a member of the TruBe team today! We have a range of personal trainers, lifestyle coaches and massage therapists available to come to you, anytime, anywhere.

Your TruBe team.

Nutrition and fitness during the holidays

TruBe Trainer
The holiday season has landed and with Christmas around the corner, it’s certainly the most wonderful time of the year.
Winter, when the parties are in full swing, a chill is in the air and mulled wine and mince pies are in never ending supply, it’s no wonder many people are easily sidetracked from their fitness and nutrition goals. By the time January rolls around, that all too familiar sluggish feeling and few extra pounds hits us like a ton of bricks.This is one of many reasons not to toss away the daily routine in favour of overindulging. Maintaining a regular schedule will not only keep you on the straight and narrow, but, as mountains of research has revealed, will help promote optimal equilibrium in the mind and body. With a change of mindset, we can look at the holidays as a welcome opportunity to spend time on your personal goals.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind during the holidays:

 

Set boundaries, and stick to them.

The holidays may be an excuse to have fun, but they shouldn’t be an excuse to let the diet pendulum to the extreme. Setting goals, writing them down and visualising your boundaries, especially during difficult situations where food is in copious amounts, is vital for keeping our calories intake under control. Perhaps it’s avoiding sweet trays at Christmas parties, skipping alcohol on nights out or adding an additional training session to your workouts – your goal is to practice self-discipline and meet your self-expectations. That feeling of achievement is worth it every time.

On the subject of alcohol…

It’s a time to be merry and celebrate the festivities whilst being mindful of the effects of consuming high volumes of alcohol. With one large glass of wine amounting to 185 calories and a pint of beer at over 200 calories, a few drinks go a long way in contributing to the daily calorie intake. Worst of all, studies have shown the possible added side effect of increased appetite and cravings from alcoholic beverages. Avoid the downward spiral by reining in the drinking and soaking up the festive fun and spirit instead.

Maintain an exercise schedule.

During the holidays, with more time on our hands, there is a tendency to move less and lounge more, resulting in fatigue. Combat this by making a conscious effort to move the body more throughout the day. TruBe trainers remain and the great outdoors awaits, so breathe in the fresh air as you are guided towards your goals with simple movements inspired by all things festive.

Crunched for time? Try this no equipment, no fuss, at-home 30 minute workout to fire up the muscles and get the heart rate up.

HIIT (3 rounds, 40 seconds on/20 seconds off)

  • Burpees
  • Mountain climbers
  • Alternating lunge kicks
  • Push ups with shoulder taps
  • Jump squats

Conditioning (3 rounds)

  • 25 squats
  • 30 alternating back lunges
  • 30 plank taps (tap the hand one at a time in front)
  • 20 tricep dips
  • 30 courtesy lunges

Core focus (3 rounds)

  • 30 oblique twists
  • 20 alternating single leg raises
  • 40 second forearm plank
Key tip – spend 5 minutes on dynamic stretching and a cool down incorporating static stretches.


It’s not all or nothing

We have all been there – breakfast starts off well but then things goes awry by lunch, and so follows an unhealthy pattern for the remainder of the day. Kick this vicious cycle to the curb by remembering there is leeway in our daily food intake, where we can and should savour a treat now and again. When it comes to diet, veering off course is part of the journey. Get back on track by preparing a healthy meal for dinner. The golden rule to remember during this time of year is eat until you are satisfied, not stuffed.

Drink more water

Healthy skin, improved digestion, blood pressure regulation and a host of other benefits arise from the simple act of drinking water. Just a 2% decrease in the body’s water balance can bring about an onset of unpleasant symptoms from dehydration. It’s especially true during the holidays when we are more likely to overload our bodies with excess sugar and alcohol. Keep the system moving, the mind sharp, and ward off those pesky headaches by guzzling least two litres of water daily, as recommended by the Eatwell Guide UK.

Practice mindfulness

The holidays are a busy, hectic and somewhat stressful period, where jam packed schedules and a lack of routine can overwhelm. Take a few minutes every morning and once throughout the day to practice mindfulness and self-compassion, which helps to keep everything at balance. At its core, the holidays are a time for spending with loved ones, giving back to others and celebrating the true essence of Christmas.

Enjoy all that it brings as you gear up for a successful 2020 ahead

Happy holidays!

With thanks to, TruBe Trainer: Leoni J., level 3 personal trainer, specialising with clients new to fitness.

TruBe Trainer

 

Office Workouts and Massage

Mini workouts throughout the day are extremely beneficial to your health, posture and wellbeing, especially as we are becoming more accustomed to office based roles. Unfortunately this environment also comes with tight spaces, curious onlookers and clothing that often causes restrictions in movement, making these workouts slightly…limiting. Other factors such as lack of motivation, distractions and simply the fact that you may forget to schedule this into your day can also stand in your way.

It is advised that we take an active break every 30 minutes as the average UK adult spend 7-10 hours a day sitting! NHS

Pre-planning your active breaks

Pre-planning will encourage you to set goals and monitor your progress. Be creative and take your interests into account, if you make these breaks something to look forward to, you are more likely to stay on track, rope in your desk buddy or create an office competition for those who want to make a difference to their day. Your could even practice self-discipline i.e. only allow yourself a biscuit with your coffee if you have taken a certain amount of steps.

Mini Tips and Tricks

Here are some little tricks that will help you incorporate additional steps into your daily routine:

  • Take your rubbish to the next bin along
  • Use a smaller glass for your water, incentivising you to get up and refill it every time it empties, try to time this to fit in with the ‘every half an hour’ guideline, then as you get used to doing this you can also focus on increasing your water intake
  • Take the stairs over the lift
  • Walk the long way around when heading to a meeting room
  • A break from your chair everytime you reach a certain goal i.e. every 10th email.

Mind and body

Exercise increases your level of productivity and focus, reduces stress and can help defog your mind of any mental blocks. It can set you up for the day with a positive mental attitude, leaving you feeling fresh and revitalised.

Challenge yourself and your team

If you want to try something that will really lift your heart rate, then you have come to the right place! 

Team workouts

By combining your efforts with your team you can reach new heights:

  • Build strong and positive relationships
  • Boost morale
  • Positive Values
  • Increase retention
  • Create office ambassadors
  • Connect on a stronger level
  • Boost creativity and confidence

Reward your efforts

If you would like to enquire about a Corporate workouts then give us a call, we are happy to talk you through what we have to offer.

Did you know?

TruBe now offers Massage! A great way to reward your team and show them that you have their best interests in mind.

We have a wide selection of the best trainers and therapists available, ready to deliver sessions at a moments notice.

Pick from the following session types:

  • Personal Training
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Boxing
  • KickBoxing
  • Ballet Fit
  • Pre/ Post natal
  • Running
  • Stretching
  • Meditation
  • Sports Massage
  • Thai Massage

Get in touch to find out more or you can talk to a member of the TruBe team by calling 02034437074. We look forward to hearing from you.

Your TruBe team

TruBe- SkyGarden Sunrise Yoga

Join us on the 36th floor!

SkyGarden is the perfect setting for Sunrise Yoga not to mention the session is then followed by a delicious breakfast.

Feel uplifted

Vinyasa style yoga is not only designed to suit a broad range of abilities, the art will help wake up your body and mind with ease, take a breath and be in the moment, there is no better way to prepare yourself for the day ahead. Stand strong, be free and stay true.

‘Very good experience in London ! Very good teacher and excellent breakfast. Of course, an amazing view. Don’t miss it !’

Yoko Kuide (Left), Anna Norbury (Right)

Bucket list

London life is fast paced, demanding and full of opportunities, we are here to motivate you to seize each and everyone! Take the plunge and try something truly inspiring.

‘It was a truly amazing experience. As soon as it finished I wanted to book it again for the following week.’

Nadezhda Bocheva

Get a high

Our mission to ensure each and everyone of our customers has the best experience, that each user will have a positive fitness journey, helping you set clear goals that are personal and achievable. Our extensive network will encourage you to reach new heights and help you learn more about your abilities, all you have to do is select your team mate. Once you have taken the first step the rest will come naturally.

‘TruBe’s trainers are fun, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable! Such a great resource for anyone wanting to get fit but not sure how to or what kind of exercise they like. So many different things to try and extremely flexible!’

Get in touch to find out more. 

Your TruBe team.

Top 3 Benefits of ‘Me Time’

It’s always important to take time for yourself and prioritise ‘me time.’ It can be difficult to do this in our busy daily life, but the benefits are extremely rewarding. Spending time alone is worthwhile and studies have shown that ‘me time’ helps increase productivity, happiness, and gratitude. And just remember, ‘me time’ is a way to celebrate yourself! Take time out of your busy day to unwind and recharge with these 3 top benefits of prioritising ‘me time.’

Enhanced Well-Being

Taking time to do something solely for yourself helps enhance your mood, makes you feel more positive, and more fulfilled. High quality ‘me time’ helps strengthen your well-being and studies show that those who experience quality ‘me time’ enjoyed better work-life balance and were more engaged during a work day. Dr. McDowall, from Birkbeck’s University of London, says the following: “Our research suggests that if people take time out to recharge their batteries and experience the time taken out as high quality, this reaps benefits for their own psychological well-being, their family relationships and for their employers as they are more likely to perform better at work.”

Boost Your Relationships

Making yourself a priority is beneficial for your overall well-being, and shows people around you that you respect your own needs. ‘Me time’ helps put you in a healthy mindset, energising you and enhancing your happiness, allowing you to be in the best possible position to love and care for the people around you. ‘Me time’ may also help your appreciation of the relationships around you after spending some time alone.

Lessen Stress

Taking the time to be obligation-free with ‘me time’ every once and awhile helps take your mind off your daily stresses and allows you to relax and enjoy your day more. Make sure to treat yourself, whether that be a cup of coffee alone in a cafe with a good book or your favourite episode of Friends on Netflix. In the mood to surround yourself with silence? Try meditating. Meditation is the perfect way to clear out any negative thoughts you may be having and will help give you a positive outlook on life. If you have never meditated and don’t know how to start, try a TruBe session with one of our therapists. We’ll help clear your mind and take away your stress.

We hope these benefits have inspired you to take some ‘me time’ and enjoy being with yourself. Creating quiet time for yourself is crucial to helping become the best possible version of you.

Your TruBe Team