Twenty Seventeen - Year of the fit and lean
Well it's another new year and another set of new years resolutions. You've told yourself this year would be different, not like all of the previous years where you tried as best you could to stick to your new healthy habits but it fell to the way side at some point. Don't worry, it happens to us all, so this year we thought we'd help to jumpstart your fitness goals with a very nifty Fitness Cheat Sheet and boy do we have some treats in store. And by treats we don’t mean the chocolate covered kind, we mean exercise and fitness tips from Nick Scott, a Melbourne based personal trainer of 15 years who has completed two ironman races, one in 2006 and another in 2013. He knows a thing or two about fitness and after reading this, so will you.
According to Melbourne-based personal trainer Nick Scott, the most common excuse for not exercising is lack of time. Bad luck, guys, because now that excuse is worthless. Here’s a 20 minute foundation exercise routine that will build up your core strength and teach your body how to move properly. Give this routine a go and get geared up for your 2017 - Year of the fit and lean!
Repeat this routine 2 to 3 times with minimal rest between sets and you’ll be ready for higher intensity more complicated routines:
1) 20 body weight squats
2) 20 lateral lunges
3) 12-15 second plank hold
4) 12-15 supine hip extensions (begin double leg and build to single leg)
5) 20-30 second side plank on each side
6) 10-20 second single leg balance
7) 60 second skipping (or jogging on the spot)
8) 10-20 second spine mobility twists on each side
Information provided in this article is not medical advice and you should consult with your healthcare practitioner. Australian Unity accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of any of the opinions, advice, representations or information contained in this publication. Readers should rely on their own advice and enquiries in making decisions affecting their own health, wellbeing or interest.