Now Christmas is over, it’s time to refocus! Time to reflect on the past year and plan any changes you wish to make in the year ahead.
Whatever your health, fitness & wellbeing resolutions, setting effective goals from the start can really help you along the way.
Set realistic and achievable goals – Setting both short term and long terms goals is helpful, as you feel a sense of achievement when you reach the smaller goals, and it motivates you to carry onto the bigger ones. Setting one long term goal without smaller ones can lead to feel disheartened and this can lead to giving up. The classic is “I’ll run a marathon” – great to have as a long term goal, but how about jogging 3 times a week for 15mins first?! If your goals are realistic, and you are motivated to achieve them, then YOU WILL!
Be Specific – “I’ll exercise more” is far too vague! “I’ll go for a power walk 3 times a week for 20 mins” is much more specific and you will know ‘yes or no’ if it’s been achieved.
Write down your goals – It can actually help you achieve them. It adds an extra layer of commitment and accountability. Commitment is key, and can also be achieved by arranging to exercise with a friend (you don’t want to let them down so stick to the plan) or paying in advance for classes/membership – once you have invested you are again more likely to see it through!
Don’t worry you don’t have to go it alone! Here’s some great options and support to help you on your way to achieving your health, fitness and wellbeing goals this year (listed in alphabetical order):
Agility Fitness Park – Poppleton
Check out York’s newest fitness park in the new year.
We are pleased to release our first Agility Fit Class Schedule for 2020. Current schedule runs between 6th January until 1st March
Adult Classes include: BOOTCAMP – THE best wake up session around! A mix of cardio and resistance work designed to get you ready for the day ahead. FAMILY BOOTCAMP – A boot camp designed for all ages parent and children exercising together. Sunday morning session at 10am. Get your pulses going with a class designed to get the whole family fit! FIT MAMAS – Take time out for you. Designed to get your energy levels up and get you back into shape whilst meeting other mums too! Babies welcome. CIRCUITS – A mix of cardio and resistance training using different muscle groups to give you a fantastic all over body workout! WARRIORS – The Ultimate Class!! Have a Tough Mudder or Yorkshire Warrior event coming up? Then this is the class for you. Using our state of the art Obstacle Course to teach technique combined with some serious functional training, this army style training class will certainly put you through your paces Book adult classes online HERE ADULT PARKOUR – 18+ years old – Think you’re too old? Think again. This class will help reaffirm that you’re never too old to learn and improve! It will cater to everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced practitioners who are looking for expert guidance. Book adult parkour classes HERE
Bored of boring work outs? At ((BOUNCE)) we believe that if your exercise isn’t fun then you’re not doing it right.
We are a mini trampoline fitness brand that has been brought to life with the main aim of making fitness fun and more accessible for everyone!
Routines are performed to banging tunes in a welcoming, motivating, environment. We encourage a social space where you can make friends or even bring your children along to your workout – we’re proud to have pioneered the ‘child-friendly’ fitness movement and pride ourselves on operating an inclusive FUN FRIENDLY FIERCE party vibe to impress you!
((BOUNCE)) improves weight loss up to 3 times faster than floor-based exercise due to the addition of gravity and g-force, it builds core strength quickly, is a cellular workout and detoxifies the body efficiently thanks to the lymphatic system being pumped as we jump. There’s oodles of scientific research on the health benefits but most impressively, we’re aiming to lose 700 calories per session and have fun… that’s what trampolines were made for!
“The most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man.” – NASA
Here at Derwent Danceworks we provide ourselves on offering the very best dance tuition for children of all ages….. and that’s not all! We get that parents want a great class…and need to let their hair down too! Whether you have danced all your life, or have never done a single step, our DanceFit classes will show you the moves to improve your fitness and well-being, and you’ll barely notice the workout!
Taught by qualified, experienced instructors and teachers, our classes are aimed at only one thing – that adults have a great time and all round fitness session. Classes are only £5 for an hour, with a free class in a block booking of 6!
Don’t like going TO THE GYM? want to have fun with whilst working out? LET’S RETHINK YOUR EXERCISE PROGRAMME. Energi fit has it all…
Our dedicated and fully qualified fitness instructor Hannah is here to help you achieve your goals. With group sessions for men and women at convenient times, come and exercise with a smile on your face.
Special January offer now on – Get 5 fitness sessions for £20.
Classes are 45 minutes, and run on Wednesday & Thursday evenings at 7pm (Booking recommended via www.energiyork.com).
Would you like to be supported in improving your fitness and wellbeing?
Would you like to develop a positive mindset towards exercise to help you create a healthier and more active lifestyle?
I am an exercise psychology coach specialising in mental wellbeing. I want to help you create an active lifestyle which you enjoy and which fits in with your busy work and family life.
I’m really excited that my new “Find What Feels Good” 10 week program begins on Saturday 11th January (women only). At the time of writing there are just 4 spaces left in this small group program.
I also offer personal online coaching 1:1 which can be booked as 8 week or 12 week programs for beginners. For those looking for a boost in their current routine I also offer monthly coaching to provide gentle accountability to reach the next goal.
On the 25th January you can book a mini exercise consultation with me for just £5 at the WMB York Residents Expo.
Diane helped me to realise what I love about being active… This has helped me to get out more often just for the fun of it, and not worry about what I’m going to “gain” from it – just enjoy being able to do it. – EMMA
Have you ever considered doing an adult dance classes? Patricia Veale School of Dance offers classes for all ages and abilities. We are the only school in York to have the brand new Silver Swans RAD ballet class starting in January 2020.
Body Conditioning class, using exercise balls and bands which is a great way to tone and stretch the body.
Adult tap classes for beginners and experienced students. Have fun and exercise at the same time. Whether you’re looking to get fit or want to learn & improve technique, there is something to suit everyone. The classes are a great way to meet new people, along with a positive sense of feeling invigorated.
Patricia Veale School of Dance, York, offers a free taster session to see if it is right for you – please contact us to find out more information.
The adult classes take place in the Patricia Veale School of Dance studio in Acomb. Regent buildings, YO26 4LT.
Supersonic Fitness is a new boutique gym in York City Centre. They have a simple vision – they want you to feel your best.
The gym and studios offer a bright, airy space to exercise with fantastic equipment and professional support from the team.
There are over 50 classes available each week including Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Spin, Boxing, HIIT (Super60) and DancerBody15.
It’s not just about exercise – there is a recovery zone which is home to an infra-red sauna, Finnish sauna and ice fountain to give the members a place to relax and rejuvenate – a quiet space to be mindful.
All of this is complimented by beautiful changing rooms with Temple Spa products (you are given a towel on arrival), a treatment room and a gem of a café offering fresh tasty food – Supersonic really is a place where they care about all aspects of well-being.
If you want to invest in yourself now’s the time – they have a January promotion – click on the image here for more information.
This is a google review from one of our members Richard Jones:
Five stars all day long. Great environment, superb equipment, brilliant staff, tasty food. Great value #investinyourhealth
First session is free so come along and try it out. Family discounts available.
Acomb Primary school, W Bank, York YO24 4ES Tuesdays & Thursdays 18:00-19:00 & 19:00-20:00 07885 995182
York Pilates People
York Pilates People is a bright and spacious studio in York city centre. We offer a range of Pilates classes at beginner’s and intermediate level, including morning, lunchtime and evening classes. Our booking system is flexible so that you can fit Pilates around your work and family.
Pilates is a wonderful form of exercise which helps to make day to day life easier. You won’t feel like you’re punishing your body, and you won’t leave covered in sweat, but you will feel stronger, longer and more in control of your movements.
You can try our regular classes for just £5. We also offer pregnancy classes (Tuesdays at 7pm) and a post-natal course (Thursdays 11:30am).
“I started Pilates after having a baby. I was hoping to get my strength back and prevent the previous back pain carrying my first child around had caused. A year on and I am stronger, my posture has improved, and I’ve had no back pain despite endlessly carrying a very heavy toddler around a three storey house.
The booking system allows for flexibility, and the city centre studio is welcoming and calm. Lou is a great teacher who explains each move very clearly and somehow always knows exactly what you’re doing wrong and those little adjustments needed to put yourself right.”
Want to get fit, have fun and meet new friends whilst doing so? Well… Zumba is perfect for everybody and EVERY BODY.
Each Zumba class is designed to bring people together to get a sweat on. Kerry helps take the work out of workout, by mixing low intensity and high intensity moves for an interval style, calorie burning dance fitness class. Once the Latin rhythms take over you’ll see why Zumba fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise – they’re effective and super fun.
Zumba is a total body workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of “hell yeah” each time you leave class.
Classes are on Mondays at The Rawcliffe Rec, YO30 5TS. Lower intensity class at 10:30am Higher intensity class at 7:30pm
We’re a friendly and sociable bunch of people so you will be welcomed into our Zumba community in your first class. Why not bring a friend too… the more the merrier!
“Great fun and friendly class. Just work to your own pace and level, and have fun dancing whilst doing it”