It might sound like a strange question but it's a really important one. Commonly, people fit into two fitness categories: the tortoise or the hare. I'm very much a tortoise and have seen the benefits of taking things slowly and surely (despite my innate desire to go hell for leather at new things!). My fitness philosophy comprises three main points and I use them during all my classes and mini retreats:
Everyone knows it's important to keep hydrated during exercise. At my Clean Well-Being classes, there are regular water breaks to make sure everyone stays properly hydrated and can get the most out of the class.
2. Mindful movement
Long gone are the days of 'no pain, no gain'! I use the phrase 'soft limit' to describe how to listen and respond to what your body is telling you. If your body can move only up to a certain point or at a certain speed, don't force it beyond this point, get frustrated, and possibly cause injury. Go as far as is comfortable - and rest when you need to.
3. Sustainable exercise
At Clean Well-Being classes, I recommend gradual improvement and a long-term focus, rather than pushing yourself as hard as you can at the first class... and aching for the next few days! Treat your body kindly and with respect - that way, you will see the most sustainable results.
Hi, I'm Joanna from Clean Well-Being.
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