You don’t have to be great to start – but you do have to start to be great!
Each week I try to find new ways to keep you all motivated and interested in maintaining consistency in your health and fitness routine.
This year I have been exploring different avenues for you all to keep motivated with your 2016 fitness and life goals and as part of this is finding and providing new and exciting ways for you to exercise.
This week I would like to introduce you to a new class I am starting to teach through ‘Shelley Myatt Fitness and Well-being’, it is a class designed to combine all of the element of fitness, including cardio, strength, endurance, toning, core, agility, flexibility and balance.
It is a hybrid class combining two training methods - boxing for fitness and Pilates. I like to call it Box-a-lates.
These are two training methods that I used for a number of years and always obtain great result in my own training and with clients.
There have been recent indications to show that by combing both of these training styles together in the one class, it can create a balanced and well-rounded program that will give you the fitness results you are looking for.
It also may provide you with something new to kicks start or progress your fitness goals, plus it is super fun!
Benefits of Box-a-lates
Can assist with weight loss – if you are prepared to put in the effort, boxing it one form of training that will deliver results, it is a high intensity workout that can burn between 500 to 1000 calories.
Boxing can enhance health and fitness – because it incorporates a combination of cardio, resistance, and core; fitness improvements can be achieved rapidly.
Both boxing and Pilates assist in toning and reshaping the body through the use of body weight resistance exercises.
Another benefit of having toned muscles is that if you have a strong muscular shape around your skeletal frame than your posture will improve.
Improve bone density which can help prevent osteoporosis.
With the growing emphasis on the benefits of core strength, using a combination of boxing and Pilates is the perfect way to improve and build your core strength. The very movement of boxing is driven by the core and the foundations of Pilates is built around building core and postural strength through exercise.
One of the goals of Pilates is to improve both flexibility, postural mobility and balance – this is obtained over a gradual period of time through the consistence performance of Pilates stretches and balancing exercises.
I always feel one of the biggest benefits of box-a-lates is how it can help to release emotional and physical stress. We live in a world where we have constant stress in our lives, whether it is at home or in our work life. Both boxing and Pilates utilize exercise that are conducive to the release of happy endorphins.
As you can see – there are many reason to give box-a-lates a go as the benefits are endless.
This is one of the reason why I wanted to introduced it into the Shelley Myatt Fitness and Well-being program.
It is also a class that can cater for any fitness level, whether the fit athlete or someone very new to exercise and looking to build confidence in their bodies.
For more information on box-a-lates please contact me via:
My Web page – smfitnwell.com
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember – You don’t have to be great to start – but you do have to start to be great!
Shelley Myatt is the owner and operator of Shelley Myatt Fitness and Well-Being, Columnist, Life Coach & Motivational Speaker based in Toowoomba, Qld.