Baby bump to Body Pump. I had been doing Zumba for several years but after the birth of my son I decided it was time for a new fitness fix.
I began attending Totton Health & Leisure Centre back in January 2015. Initially I wasn’t sure what to do or what to expect – like many, I thought I was never going to be able to juggle the challenge of shredding weight along with a hefty work schedule and looking after my children.
At some point in our lives we’ve all heard, “try yoga, it’s so good for you” or “try pilates, it’s great for your core and back”. But what does yoga and pilates actually do for us? Isn’t it all just noisy breathing and trying to contort your body into weird and wonderful poses? Not quite. Read on to discover why getting your ‘Zen’ on could be the best thing you’ve ever done.
With summer beginning its welcome approach, thousands will soak up the rays and the heat, and hydration is especially important. Here’s some easy ways to be certain that you keep hydrated through the summer months!
To celebrate the opening of Totton Health and Leisure’s new Reflection area, we have taken it upon ourselves to bring you the benefits of heat bathing and letting off some steam.
Seemingly we were too busy napping to wish everyone Happy National Napping Day on Monday. However, during our time in the land of nod we wondered what actually happens to our minds and bodies when we are sleeping. After being slightly distracted by ‘25 Cats Napping In Places That Don’t Even Seem Possible’ we have gathered up some sleeping facts you can whack out in the gym, in the pool or when you’re enjoying a nice (decaffeinated) coffee.
Today is a day to get rid of the stigma and raise awareness of two very important issues which effect many people around the world, mental health and cancer. Being health and leisure centre’s we want to highlight how a prescription to exercise can be a form of treatment for both issues.
In today’s fitness crazed society, we see thousands upon thousands of Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pictures of Fitness Gurus looking incredible. Now, more than ever, people want to get in shape and live a healthy lifestyle! If you haven’t heard of the international fitness company taking the world by storm, where have you been hiding?
Les Mills is an international fitness company offering up to 14 exercise programmes. In a nut shell, Les Mills aims to make exercise accessible for all abilities, ages and genders. So whatever type of training you are into, there is a class for everyone! New Forest Health and Leisure have recently launched Les Mills BODYPUMP™ classes at all five of our Health and Leisure Centres. Read on to discover 10 reasons why we love BODYPUMP™.