Fighting the Holiday Blues

Ethnie

Hey TruBe’ers,

So as it’s getting colder, we’re eating more and spending more time with family and friends and most likely away from our fitness (but we all need little breaks right?) here are some of my top tips to keep yourself out of the “Holiday Blues!”

1 – Start your day with a big breath

The biggest inhale and stretch followed by a positive thought or affirmation, one that works for me is “You did not wake up just to have just another day, go get it!.”

A big inhale will help to wake you up and clear that morning grog. It make take a few, but trust someone that wakes up at 4.30am most days, it works! 

2 – Try to keep some routine

Setting an alarm or showering first thing in the morning instead of going downstairs in your pyjamas – that way you’re sure to be ready to go whatever the situation. There is always that dreaded first alarm back after a holiday or a break and I don’t think there is any harm in waking up a little earlier than you naturally would to seize the day. 

There is a lot of research on how breaking sleeping patterns doesn’t do us any good (a quick bit of info can be found in Deliciously Ella’s podcast – episode “Why we sleep” with expert Matthew Walker.)

3 – You don’t need to go to all the holiday parties

A break from work should be just that, if you skip a night out for a night in the bath – so what, your body and hangover will love you for it and if you are staying in, make it worth it. Epsom salts for muscle relaxation, candles cause they’re pretty and a tipple of your choice – bliss.

4 – Put your phone away 

When you do attend gatherings with family and friends, soak up that time with them, before you know it you will all be back in your regular routine, there is no time like the present! 

Put your phone away, really listen and enjoy the time together.

5 –  Step out of your comfort zone

One to bear in mind, is that lots of people don’t have family to spend time with. Around 200,000 elderly people spend Christmas alone this year which is heartbreaking, perhaps passing on a smile or a quick conversation with someone could make their day and yours. 

It doesn’t cost anything to be kind and usually results in a good giggle or two. Being our wonderful British selves, the weather is always a good topic.

6 – Try new and different trainers

If you do get worried about slipping out of your fitness routine, TruBe gives you the best solution, your usual trainer may be on holiday but there are plenty more of us to help you stay on track! 

If you need any assistance to find a new trainer, ask the TruBe team to help you!

Stay safe and see hope to see you soon!

Love, Eithne x

 

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.

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

Spring into Action

Spring training tips

It’s time for that age-old debate; is the process of altering the clocks still relevant to our current lifestyle?

It goes without saying, sleep is valuable. Sacrificing even a few minutes is a big ask, let alone an hour… although I suppose when you think about it, it is 100% worth it. 

We want to help you take advantage of the summer months with this mini-guide to a handful of London’s finest workout spots. Don’t worry, our trainers are ready to join you anywhere, anytime.

Did you know?

The average person spends 92% of their time inside! 

Not only does a workout in the park benefit your fitness, it can increase your well-being and is a great way to unwind after a long day. If you already have a hectic schedule, why not train during your lunch hour? It is proven that a workout will increase concentration levels, motivate your mind and help order your thoughts.

 

Greenwich Park

Greenwich park is the perfect location to stretch your legs, with over 74 acres of land to play with, a great chance to get creative and explore all the charming routes have to offer.

It is no surprise the park is a hotspot for runners, with a range of flat and hilly surfaces to keep you on your toes, with the added reward of breathtaking City views ready to inspire and remind you of the greatness within.

If running isn’t your cup of tea, don’t sweat, Greenwich park has a lot to offer, from great spaces to workout to idyllically located benches to enjoy a well-deserved rest.

Interesting Fact:

Did we mention the Prime Meridian is located here? It’s where East meets West at Longitude 0 degrees, a reference line for astronomical observations.  Hypothetically, this park is both the beginning and end of the world!

Greenwich has long open hours, 6 AM – 9:30 PM in the summer months, so no need to rush to get there after work.

 

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is the largest Royal Park in London and a workout haven.
Full of trails and gardens, this park is perfect for you to create your own running and training paths in the picturesque fields and woodlands.

Hyde is famous for being divided by the Serpentine, a 40 acre recreational lake. The Serpentine is an impeccable spot for 2 mile running loops and a peaceful way to unwind alongside your personal trainer in the evenings.

Interesting Fact:

Feel like taking a dip after your run? A rectangular swimming area is located in the southern area of the park, open in the summer months!

 

Regent’s Park

Have your trainer meet you in the ‘gardener’s paradise’ known as Regent Park.
This park is one large inner circle, a total of 410 acres in size and a one-of-a-kind place to run or train. If you’re up for a challenge, there are plenty of steep inclines and long running routes.  

In the mood to try something new?
Nearly 100 acres of the park are set aside for a variety of sports such as football, cricket, and frisbee!

Interesting Fact:

Regent’s Park is the home to a wide variety of roses and thousands upon thousands of rose bushes.

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With British Summer Time just a stone throw away, we hope these parks inspire you to step out of winter feeling motivated and ready to enjoy the outdoors. Book a fitness session with one of our personal trainers to accelerate your fitness regime.

We’ll meet you in any of the amazing locations!

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