“When you gain control of your body, you will gain control of your LIFE.”

 

Life is movement! If you stop moving, you stop living. This is because to move means to experience. Without the right amount and kinds of movement, we suffer not only physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually as well. That’s what we are all here to do, experience life to the fullest!

Our bodies need movement to function properly:  When you move your muscles acts as pumps by contracting and forces water, blood and oxygen through the body.  Furthermore the Lymphatic system, one of the primary systems of your nervous system, also solely relies on physical movement to keep healthy and pumping.

Your body needs all the work-in energy you can cultivate in order to transform it into body-mind vitality before you spend it otherwise – We have discussed work-in exercises in our other pillars such as breathing techniques, meditation, awareness and better sleeping patterns.

 

REBOUNDER

 

You might ask yourself…. What in the world is this?  Well, in short it is a mini trampoline.  And let me tell you, LOADS of fun.  Brings out the child in you that we have forgotten existed.  Whom of us did not love fooling around on the trampolines and spend hours on it as kids?

You might be surprised to know that this little piece of apparatus, that we as adults more often than not view as something for the kids, has enormous health benefits for us.  AND you do not have to be a gymnast to harness the benefits.  By simply moving up and down, without your feet leaving the canvas, you get all the benefits.  10-15 min and you will be perspiring and you will not even feel like you did any workout.

Have a look on the link below at some of the benefits of the Rebounder:

https://zenfit.co.za/reference-material/#rebounder

Not sure where to start with your routine?  Contact us to book a one-on-one rebounder class.  From beginner to a HIIT workout that will have you happy, smiling, healthier and wanting more.

“Life, the ultimate challenge, is not a race to the finish but rather a process of continual growth”

 

FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE VISION?

 

Just like the exercise we gave you in our Breathe 3 document, setting a goal and having a WHY for your movement goal is just as important for lasting success.

By now we have introduced basic movement exercises to get you started, additional hints and tips to get you moving throughout the day over and above some structured workout routines.  We have also introduced you to the MAF method with regards to aerobic fitness, the importance of incorporating flexibility movements like yoga into your movement regime and equipped you with a 3 day a week strength training routine.

We all have different movement or fitness goals, and there is no one goal that fits all.  Just like there is no one eating plan that fits all.

So the question is, with your new found energy and zest for life, what is your goal?  What is that one thing that you have always wanted to do, but didn’t have the courage, the know-how, the energy to do?  It can be from being able to walk 5km in one go, or swim 100m without stopping, to be able to do a pull up or to maybe wanting to do a 3-4 day hike in the mountains.

Write down 1 or 2 fitness/movement goals that you want to achieve over the next 12 months.  With goal setting it is important that your goals are specific, measurable and time based.  The more specific the better.  Work out a plan and break your goals downs in bite size portions with smaller attainable steps along the way –  this creates momentum and achievement as each small step is reached.  Create a vision board and write down in as much detail as you can, how you will feel after achieving your goal.  Write it as if it has happened already.

If you are not sure, feel free to book a session with us to help and guide you with goal setting and training plans.