Spring into Action!

Hurray spring is upon us, and what better time to put into action those plans to get fitter.

With milder temperatures and the evenings getting lighter, we can begin to emerge from our winter hibernation.

I personally love all of the seasons for the differences they bring, and as long as I’m warm and fed I can enjoy the slower months of the winter but when the time comes, I like to shake off the winter excess and enjoy the freshness I always seem to feel as we move into springtime.


Embracing the turn of the season might inspire you to get outdoors for your fitness, the positives of this are many. Being out in nature is a proven mood boost and getting a dose of vitamin D from the sunshine are all perks to working out in the great outdoors.

A few outdoor activities to consider are hiking, cycling, running, wild swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, roller skating, skipping, and even sight seeing – if you fancy adding a bit of culture into your weekend, it’s surprising how much energy is used visiting a new city for the day and walking around all the museums and attractions.


If you prefer to exercise in a more controlled environment, joining your local gym or an independent fitness class may be more appealing, and with the lighter evenings you may feel more inclined to walk or cycle to the venue to for added aerobic work.

In Southwell and the surrounding villages we have a very good selection of independent exercise classes, hosted by well qualified professional teachers and instructors.

There are kettlebell classes, bootcamps, clubbercise, TRX, Stretch classes and of course Pilates classes such as my own – to name just a few.

You can be sure to receive first class sessions from an independent instructor as it’s their own business, so going above & beyond for their clients is part of the service and it’s always good to support local whether it’s your weekly grocery shop or where you exercise.


– This article has been published in the March edition of Life Magazines – http://www.lifemagazines.co.uk