Well guys and girls,
We’ve come to our last month of Fitness Bootcamp (at least for this project). The trainers have been working hard (we know that you have been working hard too) to change your Fitness lifestyle and we’re still working hard to get you to love exercise and physical activity. If you’ve been following the plan, your fitness lifestyle will continue beyond these three months and you can be assured of a healthy and fitter body for many years to come. However, if you stop exercising, there is a high chance that your weight will increase again and health / fitness will deteriorate.
Use the knowledge and experience that you’ve attain from your workouts with your colleages and trainers and integrate exercise in your daily lives (take the stairs, park further so that you need to walk, go for morning jogs, find family and friends to workout with you, etc). This is the easiest way to ensure you get *some exercise* done.
The other alternative is to sign up for a workout or gym package. I’d suggest you look at the Health Promotion Board‘s workplace health and fitness programmes. They have a lot of different types of workouts that you and your colleagues can take part in. You can request or recommend any programme that you think will benefit your company, in terms of preventive medicine. (But it’s up to them to decide if want to take it up 🙂 )
Talking about Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) programmes, our team is nearly fully booked for January 2010 – if you’re interested to engage us to be your fitness provider, please get your WHP facilitator / HR manager to contact us asap by either emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 91090995.
Many of you have been asking the trainers if you could join us at our regular bootcamps beyond these three months. Well, you can. In fact, we’ve come up with some special packages that you might find affordable. This package is only valid til 17th of October only – you’ve got a few more days to decide.
As we’ve learned for the past three months, social support is important and powerful. We want to strengthen this further -so we’re also extending this offer to your family and friends. You may want to let them know about this. Note: This package is not open to public unless he/she have affliations with you.
Anyway, Let’s have a quick recap of what we’ve been doing at bootcamp ya?
This concept can be used in every aspect in our lives. In fitness, when you’re out there with your platoonmates – perform the best that you can for every repetition – looking at quality and safety of the movements that you’re doing. Go for full range of motion and breather right.
If you’re thinking of stopping just because you’re tired – think! You’ve gone through so much.. you’ve stepped up, you’re at outstanding level now – you must press on and work hard to the best of your ability at that point in time.
That being said, you have to monitor your heart rate – if it is too high, slow it down, pace yourselves and listen to your body. Overdeliver in terms of quality and perseverance, but do not overdo – this may cause injury.
Most of the time it is our mental state that’s telling us to stop and slow down -you have to analyse whether it’s justifiable for you to do it. Remember – when the going gets tough, the tough gets going!
You’ve gone through 9 weeks of bootcamp – You’re TOUGH! 🙂
Want to get fit and burn calories? You’ve got to move.
“Nothing happens until something moves”- Albert Einstein
You’ve gotta move to burn calories. You have to move faster to burn more calories. It’s as simple as that.
Especially when we’re lazy and don’t feel like working out – this is where your mind needs to work extra hard – Associate the ‘pain’ of not exercising (eg: getting fatter, putting on weight) and the ‘pleasure’ of exercising (eg: looking better and fitter, losing fat). Some of our clients say.. best not to think, JUST DO IT! So… MOVE MOVE MOVE!
A body at rest stays at rest unless a force acts upon it – Isaac Newton.
You’re that force. Be the force.
Your Assigment For This Week
1. Share your progress so far and tell us what are your plans/strategies for physical activity & exercise beyond these three months.
I’ll see you guys and gals soon. Take care and enjoy your workouts! 🙂