ARE YOU A SEASONAL GYM DODGER? 3 WAYS TO STAY FOCUSED THROUGH YOUR WINTER WORKOUTS

WHEN IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

When the sun’s shining, and the weather’s warm, getting to the gym’s easy.

When it gets cold, dark and wet, this is where it can get challenging. All you want to do is get under a blanket, eat warm and comforting food, and watch a movie.

Here are 3 ways to help keep you working out consistently when it’s cold and dark outside.

1. BUILD A BANGING NEW PLAY LIST

Sometimes when you want to get into the zone, the rights tunes will get you there. According to research, we often associate music with memories and the context within which we first heard the music.

If you know the kind of music that puts a spring in your step, using that music for a playlist will give you the ‘spring ‘, you need to get off the sofa and onto your next session.

But don’t go for music that is too fast: according to a 2010 study, songs with beats from 120-140bpm provide the maximum benefit for moderate exercisers. If you’re an iTunes fan, you can search for music by bpm.

2. GET NEW TRAINING KIT

According to a 2012 study, you associate the clothes you wear with the activities you do. You associate yourself even more with an activity when you wear the uniform, so by putting on your training duds you’re more inclined to walk the walk and get to your workouts.

This is confirmed by psychologist and personal trainer Battersea Susan Rudnicki, who also suggests that when we see others wearing training gear we associate them as being more skilled in training.

By getting into the gear, you’re training your mind to think more like an athlete. The more you think like an athlete, the more inspired and likely you are to train like one.  Also, who wants to waste a new outfit that makes you feel great?

3. SCHEDULE YOUR WORKOUTS IN YOUR DIARY…I MEAN ACTUALLY WRITE THEM IN THERE

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Ever heard yourself saying ‘I’m too busy to train’. The best way to avoid life and inclement weather derailing your training regime, is to mark it as an appointment in your diary.

Benjamin Franklin was 100% right in saying ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’. By putting a regular appointment into your diary (not saying I’ll get to it later today – physically block the time out) you’re much more inclined to stick to the regime.

This action will turn into a habit, helping you entrench the behaviour and reap the benefits of consistent training.

Top Tip: if at all possible, start early. With most schedules, you’ll have maximum control of your day at the start of it, so schedule your sessions in the morning to get the training in before the day goes sideways.

HOW OUR MEMBERS KEEP THEIR TRAINING CONSISTENT OVER THE WINTER MONTHS

Here at Fit to Last, our members train consistently three times a week in a small group. They tell us that signing up to our program helps them to keep working out consistently (even through the dark winter months) for the following reasons:

  • Accountability: knowing that my personal trainer is waiting to assist me is a big motivator. Also knowing my workout team members are expecting to see me at the sessions really helps too. I hate ver having to miss a session.
  • Convenience: I never have to book my workouts online before I can attend. My spot is always there for me.
  • Speed of change/value for money: before joining the program, I was struggling to get results working out at the gym and dieting on my own. Knowing that the time and money I invest is actually getting me results motivates me to keep going.
  • Outsourced thinking: one of the best things is that the thinking is done for me. The session planning, tracking and roadmap to my goals has all been planned out for me. All I need to do is show up and work as hard as I can.

A common approach to achieving fitness goals is to join a gym. But unless you already know what you’re doing, you’ll actually save yourself more time and money by working with a team of fitness professionals. Tally up the amount of time and money you may have wasted on a gym membership. Did you get results? Or like millions of other gym subscribers in the UK, did you  go sporadically and struggle to see results?

It’s natural to feel a little blue over the winter months. We hope these tips will help you to keep your training consistent and be ready for when the ice breaks and spring returns.

Article Source: https://www.fittolast.co.uk/stay-focused-winter-workouts/

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Calabasas pool remodeling

TIPS TO CHOOSE THE BEST CALABASAS POOL REMODELING SERVICE

Have Renovation in Mind?

There is a saying in the renovation industry, “Renovation is like a box of chocolates, you don’t always know what you are going to get.”

And it only adds to the problem, that the scheduled upkeep of our swimming pools is often one of the last thing which comes to our minds. A luxury; seldom appreciated, often misused.

It is for the same reason that when you do decide to spend on the upkeep of your pool, it has to be a calculated and meticulous decision.

We know it may seem a little overwhelming and frightening at first, but trust us; a well thought out plan is going to save you hundreds of your hard-earned dollars.

Before we dive into the finer details, first let us understand the various instances when and why your pool may need renovation.

1. You Notice a Gradual Drop in Water Level

There could be several factors contributing to the fall of water level. Your pool probably has its floor tiles eroded. This means that the tiles which were supposed to act as a barrier between the water volume and the ever so thirsty ground, have given away to erosion.

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Water could be slowly seeping into the earth.

Another possible reason for this could be a faulty plumbing leaking somewhere. If such is the case, then no, a simple water sealant won’t fix it. You need to call in the professionals.

2. The Floor’s Friction Has Reduced

Although contrary to popular belief, that eventually the floor erodes and feels rougher to the touch, a fault in the filter and pumping mechanism can lead to sediment deposition on the floor, and render the floor texture slippery.

Why should this be a matter of concern? It is because sediments encourage the growth of the slimy moss on the floor. This poses a two-fold threat.

A floor that is difficult to stand upon and a greenish tint in the pool waters.

3. It Feels Outdated And Defunct

With the exponential increment in technology and designs, it is quite normal to feel that your pool is already dated even if it is just a few years old.

That, or the fact that old plumbing and pumps would be better off with a replacement after years of service.

You would definitely not want your pool to stick out as a sore thumb in your beautiful garden parties and celebrations, would you?

4. The Plumbing Has Worn Out

Sometimes, even if we are up to date with the maintenance of the pool and its equipments, it is possible for a few components to give away after prolonged use.

Plumbing is one such part of the pool. A vital component which renders the pool inoperative eventually if not corrected instantly.

How does one know if plumbing is at fault? For starters, you notice that it takes longer for the pool to refill. A reduction in water level could also be pointing at a leaking pipe in the structure which needs immediate attention

5. It is Simply Dreary

We would suggest you to go for renovation if you feel that the act of spending time outdoors in the pool has become monotonous.

Perhaps you could add a water slide for kids, or a ramp for adults to jump from.

These simple additions would help a lot in turning the ambience up a notch.

A Few Ideas You Could Consider for Renovation

  1. Fountains and Falls

Like we said, no one wants a fun activity to become monotonous. Adding something as simple as a fountain, or a shiny new slide goes a long way to add to the mood.

  1. Change or Add Some Night Lights

You must have noticed in many Hollywood movies that how picturesque the pool, which is lighted properly, looks at night.

Some small LED lights beneath the surface of the water, or on the side walls, truly add to the beautiful atmosphere near a pool.

A night swim with a glass of champagne will never be the same again!

  1. Modify the Shape And Add Beautiful Designs

Perhaps when remodelling, you could shape it like an 8. Or you could strip away the old obsolete tiles and replace them with exciting new designs.

How about adding a few plastic animals here and there? You may notice that kids suddenly seem too eager to swim and play around the pool. We recommend experimenting with various looks.

And Finally, Picking The Right Remodelling Company

Does the Company Have a Good Track Record?

We have seen many people spend their precious and hard-earned money on shady contractors who have bad or no track record. It is always prudent to perform a background check on the said company. You could ask around town, or enquire from your friends who already have a pool. It helps, always.

Are They Legitimate And Do They Have the Proper Clearance?

Unknown to the general population, it is fairly easy to fall prey to fraudulent contractors and agencies. It is always best to seek agencies which have the membership of The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, and whose technicians are CPO certified.

This ensures prompt and quality service as you have a governing body to complain or fall back on.

Do They Cater to Your Needs and Have The Desired Expertise?

If the company that you are planning to hire is incapable of implementing your choices and designs, it is always better to move on and pick out another, than trying to negotiate a middle road. Sift through their history for any grievances from past employers, and this will give you a clue as to whether they fit the bill or not.

We Are Here to Help!

Who knew that a task as simple as remodeling your pool can seem so daunting and befuddling? But this thorough planning is necessary if you want to spend just and spend right.

Life has given us plenty of things to worry about; don’t let the puny pool be another taskmaster!

Armed with our highly-skilled technicians for Calabasas Pool Remodeling Service, you will have the best pool to boast about in the neighborhood. Just give us a quick call and we’ll handle everything from there!

Article Source: http://valleypoolplaster.com/blog/tips-to-choose-the-best-calabasas-pool-remodeling-service/

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