Spring has sprung!

September 11, 2016 | By Shannan Ponton

Spring has sprung and what a wonderful, prosperous time of year it is as a Personal Trainer! So many clients and oh so much damage to repair before that first trip to one of our wonderful beaches or local watering holes, Australia wide.

Spring is synonymous with rebirth but most people leave their run too late. Don’t procrastinate or put off your chance to get fit, healthy and happy this summer. You deserve the right to feel confident and enjoy every minute. Take advantage of this lively season by injecting a little fun back into your fitness routine. Spring provides a great opportunity to:

1. Move some of your workouts outdoors

Spring is a great chance to keep your training regime exciting by introducing a range of outside activities to balance your workouts in the gym. Why not focus on weights at your local Anytime and complement this by exploring some new running tracks outside? Or better still, run to your local ATF, do some high intensity weights and run home! The best of both worlds!

2. Train for a race

There are a range of fun runs and activities that take place over the spring and summer months. Sign yourself up early so you have a goal – and then work hard to make sure you achieve it!

3. Engage in a team sport

Not so keen on running, walking or cycling alone? Starting a team sport is a great way to make exercise enjoyable and to keep your workouts fun. Tennis, golf, touch footy, futsal, netball, or join your local sporting club – running, surf life saving, martial arts, swimming or dance? – there are options to suit everybody. Team sports mean you’ll be held accountable to your program, and there’s also the benefit of making new likeminded, positive friends!

As an added motivator, Anytime Fitness are launching the My Anytime Story the 1st October! As an ATF member you’ll be able to enter in a before and after transformation and tell us your story and celebrate the success of being part of the #1 health and fitness chain in Australia. This is YOUR opportunity to show off all of that hard work and inspire others. There will be some awesome prizes on offer! Keep your eyes out for more info to come.

This is one of my favourite ATF initiatives! For us, the Anytime subculture is so much more than a six pack, a number on scales or looking perfect. It’s about how powerful fitness and exercise can be to transform people’s lives. It’s about doing “the best YOU can with the hand, YOU have”. We all live our lives there and I can’t wait to read and see first hand this year’s entrants. I’m always blown away by the resilience of the human body and the triumph of the human spirit.