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Post-Christmas motivation hacks

Happy new year! Christmas is over, we’ve relaxed with family, had fun with friends and now it’s back to reality. Many people set a goal in the new year to get fit and active, but it can be hard to find the motivation to do so after a carefree few weeks. That’s why we’re here with five simple ideas to kickstart your healthy new year and inspire some motivation.

All I want for Christmas is… Food!

Something most of us can agree on is that one of the best things about Christmas is the food! Pigs in blankets, biscuits, desserts, and chocolate for breakfast – what’s not to love?! It can be easy to get caught up in the festivities and forget all about your fitness and nutritional goals. If you want to enjoy food this Christmas but not completely throw all of your will power out of the window, take a quick look at the following ideas we’ve put together to try and help.

Fitness for all the family

Between school, work, and playtime it can be hard to fit in some much-needed family time and physical activity into your family’s busy schedule – even more so around the Christmas period. Did you know, active play helps strengthen family bonds? Plus, you all get the daily exercise you need at the same time! Building healthy habits in your child by getting active with them at a young age will encourage them to continue to lead a heathy and active lifestyle as they get older. So how can we solve the issue of time restraints? Well, unfortunately we can’t create more hours in the day, but we can provide you with a few ideas for family exercise that may slot more easily into your routine.

Putting fitness myths to the test

There’s so much informaiton out there about fitness and some things we see can contradict other things we may have heard. So how do we know what to believe?! Whether you’re looking for nutrition informaiton, correct form tips or ideas for exercises to target specific muscles, it’s important to ensure your source is reliable. We asked Dan, Head of Health and Fitness at Life Leisure, to straighten out 3 well-known myths in the fitness industry for us and we’re here to share the lowdown with you.

Back to school: A day in the life of an Active Communities coach

We’ve all had to learn to adapt and make changes to the way we live and work during the last year. We asked Active Communities Coaches Luke and Leahanna how they found the experience of returning to the school setting after Covid as well as gaining an interesting insight into a day in their life delivering sports sessions to children in Stockport.

Get Online Week 2021

Monday 18th October – Sunday 24th October 2021 is Get Online Week. Get Online Week is a digital inclusion campaign organised by Good Things Foundation.  According to research, around 13 million people in the UK lack the digital skills they need for work and a staggering 3.7 billion people worldwide are digitally excluded. A lack of digital skills can have a huge negative impact on a person’s life, leading to poorer health outcomes, increased loneliness, and social isolation. If this past 18 months has taught us anything, it’s the importance of being connected to one another.

Simple steps to staying motivated

We’ve arrived at that time of year when the weather gets colder, days get darker and all we want to do is curl up under a blanket and hibernate until Summer. But that’s not going to happen this year – we’re here to help! We’ve put together a simple 3 step plan to help reignite your motivation and keep yourself active during the gloomy months. After all – Fitness is for life, not just for Summer.

National Fitness Day 2021

Being able to be active and move our bodies is something we often take for granted. National Fitness Day is a chance to celebrate physical activity as well as highlighting the role it plays in helping us lead healthier lifestyles. This year, National Fitness Day will take place on Wednesday 22nd September and we want to take this time to shout about the importance of being active.

Life after lockdown

As life is continuing to take gradual steps back towards the ‘normality’ we have craved for so long, you may be wondering.. “why do I feel so anxious at such positive news?!” Well, you may be comforted to know that you’re not alone and it’s completely normal to feel this way. So, take a deep breath and have a read of the following 5 tips on returning to the gym after a long break.

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