During the summer months it can be hard to stay on track what with temptations at barbecues and drinks parties not to mention the disruption of holidays and children being off of school. Our philosophy is that what you do most of the time is more important than what you do some of the time. So, eat as healthily as possible, drink in moderation and try to exercise whenever you can…walk along a beach, hire a bike to explore your holiday destination, have a kick about with the kids. Whatever it is, try and stay active even when you can’t get to Bodycare for your usual workouts and then get back into your exercise routine as soon as you can. Don’t leave it too long – it’s never as bad as you think it’s going to be!
Don’t miss our Bodycare Olympic Challenges, starting on Saturday 6th August!
As ever, we can’t wait to see you all taking part in our special events and look forward to being impressed by your efforts!!!.
Jo, Nicola & The Bodycare Team
Bodycare, Benfleet, 01268 758181, www.bodycarefitness.co.uk
“Bodycare’s motivation mantra….
Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.
Set your own standards and work hard towards achieving them.
Exercise is like any good relationship – you can’t cheat on it and expect it to work.
Work as hard on your diet as you do on your workout.
Wake up with determination and go to bed with satisfaction.
Jo, Nicola & The Bodycare Team
Bodycare Personal Fitness Club, Benfleet, 01268 758181, www.bodycarefitness.co.uk
STRIVE FOR PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION….sometimes it all too easy to aim high and think too much about the bigger picture. Rather than thinking “unless I can lose 3 stone it’s not worth missing out on that take away or glass of wine” or “I missed a week of exercise so another few days won’t matter” or “I’d really like to be like my friend who’s super fit but I just don’t have the time / inclination / energy / dedication”…. Don’t write yourself off if you can’t be perfect. You have to aim to be the best version of you at this point in time. Yes, long term goals are important but they have to be meaningful and realistic. There has to be a time frame. Even if you can’t hit those dizzy heights you can try along the way. It’s not like you aren’t progressing – if you fail to try that’s when you stop moving forwards.
Progress is making better choices about your health, exercise regime and diet on a daily basis. It might seem trivial choosing to have breakfast, walk to work, skip that glass of wine, try harder during a Bodycare workout but in reality these are the little things that count towards making progress.
Perfection exists in very few peoples world. So few in fact, we haven’t ever met any! Keep trying, keep progressing.
Bodycare Personal Fitness Club
Ginger, a perfect health boost! Has amazing health benefits, nothing but good to be Sid about this power house…taste great, versatile and virtually no calories!
1) combating nausea and vomiting.
2) It reduces pain and inflammation, making it valuable in managing arthritis, headaches, and menstrual cramps.
3) It has a warming effect and stimulates circulation.
4) It inhibits rhinovirus, which can cause the common cold.
5) It inhibits such bacteria as Salmonella, which cause diarrhea, and protozoa, such as Trichomonas.
6) In the intestinal tract, it reduces gas and painful spasms.
7) It may prevent stomach ulcers caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
You can take ginger in whatever form appeals to you.
Study leader Dr Liam Bourke said: “It’s early days yet, but the data that we do have suggests that exercise may actually be beneficial in terms of helping regulate the way that cancer cells grow and repair DNA.
“It builds on what we already know and is the first step towards finding out whether exercise could be an effective and practical NHS treatment for localised prostate cancer.”
Prof Malcolm Mason, of Cancer Research, UK said: “Taking exercise is good for all of us, whether or not we have cancer – but this interesting study could help discover whether it’s particularly helpful and a viable, additional treatment for some prostate cancer patients.”
Congratulations to Pam, the winner of the Bodycare Premier Member prize. By introducing members to the club Pam has won a weekend for 2 to New York, with our compliments. Wish it could be you? Well, put yourself in the running for next year and start introducing members. It’s really simple and you’ll receive a little thank you by way of gift voucher for every member you introduce, your name will then be entered into the draw for each person you recommend. In the meantime we wish Pam a fabulous trip to NYC and look forward to hearing all about it!
Jo, Nicola & The Bodycare Team
Bodycare Person Training, Benfleet
www.bodycarefitness.co.uk 01286 758181
Great night had by all at our Bodycare Winter Ball on Saturday. Everyone looked gorgeous, the drinks were flowing and the dance floor rocking! Once again the evening went by in a flash, the photo’s, which are displayed in reception, reflect a fantastic night! Roll on next year!
Jo, Nicola & the Bodycare Team
What ever we do in life sets “our” standard.
We all have standards, it’s up to you how high you set them.
If you smoke…that’s your standard.
If you don’t exercise…that’s your standard.
If you don’t ever put yourself first…that’s your standard.
If you drink too much…that’s your standard.
If you listen to all the negative stuff and believe it…that’s your standard.
If you keep making the same bad choices and not making changes…that’s your standard.
If you never finish what you started…that’s your standard.
IF your standards don’t measure up, if they’re not what you want them to be THEN CHANGE THEM!
YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF SETTING YOUR OWN STANDARDS!
www.bodycarefitness / 01268 758181
WE ARE WHAT WE REPEATEDLY DO.
Get enough sleep
Find time and ways to de stress.
Drink alcohol only in moderation.
Drink plenty of water daily.
Find reasons to like yourself.
If you live only by a few rules these seem like pretty good ones to us!
01268 758181 www.bodycarefitness.co.uk
Just to say thanks to everyone who have been such good sports and taken part in our recent music themed Exercise of The Week challenges! We have had an enormous amount of fun and have, as ever, been inspired and impressed by the effort put in by all of our amazing members. We think we might have started a little musical trend for future Bodycare E of the W challenges so watch this space!
Bring Sally Up and the Roxanne challenge bought a smile to all of our faces….and the odd grimace here and there!
Well done to our Bodycare members, you make a great Team!
Bodycare Personal Fitness Club,