Summer is just around the corner, and there is no denying that during this season travelling to the beaches and pools is the next best thing for the families and friends to enjoy.
But hey, most of the time, you get to conscious on the way you look. That’s why it is best to take note of your diet and your activities to make sure your beachbody-ready, not just on summer, but all year round.
Hitting the gym regularly can very much help in making yourself fit.
This is the challenge that Fitness First is pointing out to many Filipinos as the international wellness center is reinforcing its advocacy in the country for a fitter lifestyle.
Now, Fitness First makes sure that anyone has no excuse in being fit by putting Freestyle areas. The Freestyle areas focuses on people doing their training and workouts using dynamic movements. Dynamic movements is nature’s way for human beings to move as such.
Fitness First recently organized an event at the Bonifacio High Street Activity Center in Global City Taguig entitled Push Your Limits. The objective was to show how exercise can be incorporated in everyday tasks and without the need for exercise machines.
Four different fitness areas were set-up to test one’s strength, endurance, flexibility, and speed in a very fun and engaging way. Mall-goers got the chance to see how they measured up against what an average person could accomplish. What’s more, the challenges could be completed without the need to be in workout clothes.
To test their speed, participants were engaged in drills using the agility ladder. This is the most effective tool for training speed and improving footwork. For endurance, participants were asked to lift shopping bags progressively being filled with weights after every round. This type of weight training workout improves your ability to do everyday chores such as carrying a bag of groceries or lifting your young child. Participants also tested how strong they were by the number of times they could flip large tires. The entire body needs to be engaged when you flip the tire, which is perfect for improving over-all strength and conditioning. Lastly, participants were asked to accomplish a series of progressive Vinyasa poses. Vinyasa has both mental and physical benefits, synchronized breathing relaxes the mind and the movements significantly improve flexibility.
All these challenges were performed under the expert guidance of Fitness First Fitness Instructors. For every fitness challenge completed, each participant received a raffle entry for a chance to win free 3-month memberships. What’s more, free health checks were made available to all guests.
But more than just participating in the challenges, Fitness First encouraged the participants to push their limits, to try and exceed what their bodies could normally endure. Most came to realize the importance of including exercise as part of their regular routine and that exercise can be fun and can be done anytime without the need for exercise machines.
You may visit any Fitness First branch to learn more about Freestyle or go to their website at www.fitnessfirst.com.ph.