This is an easy workout to get your heart going, the sweat dripping and burns 500 calories.
Starting with a 20 minute brisk walk in the treadmill. Set on number 6.
This is a great way to warm up the body, get your chest pumping and slowly ease into your workout. This burns about 150 calories.
Moving into the Cross Trainer, 20 minutes, level 6, using the arm rails.
This is great cardio and this machine can be used for climbing, waking or running. I was doing a bit of everything and trying to keep my strides large.
This will definitely bring you up in calories.
After the cardio I moved onto weights. I went with a 7 kilogram bar bell and did sets of 20 for 10 minutes.
A nice 100 calories burned.
Finally I cooled down for 10 minutes on the treadmill, walking at 5.5 to finish on 538 calories burned.
Calories burned are going to depend on your actual weight. But this gives a good indication of how work out routines can be made up & changed to burn specific calories.
I’ve really enjoyed my journey along Fernwood Fitness’ 28 Day Break Thru.
As mentioned in my previous blog post, this programme is designed with a healthy eating & workout plan.
The plan I followed was Vegetarian Pear Shaped. All my meals & workouts were set out for me & each week a video was available for me to watch, talking about everything from lifestyle changes to fad dieting.
The Fernwood Angels; Susan (for mindset), Genevieve (for exercise) and Tracey (for nutrition) are motivating, thorough & dish the dirt on changing your mindset to reach & achieve your goals.
The food plans are easy to follow, each week a shopping list is emailed. Purchase the goods & create your breakfasts, lunches & dinners. There’s a great range of snacks too. All foods are easy to find & there’s nothing I couldn’t locate in my local supermarket.
The meals take no time to create & most dinners are also eaten for lunch the next day too. If you have a family to feed then double or triple the recipes & serve them up to partners & kids. There was nothing my four year old turned his nose up at & it meant no separate cooking for me.
My goal was to up my fitness & also lose the five kilos is gained since moving back into the family home. Four days before the completion of the 28 Day Break Thru I weighed in at my goal!
There’s a huge support network involved with the plan, online & in club.
I enjoyed the social networking via the website & also via Facebook & Instagram.
If you need to lose weight, create a routine or just increase your fitness then please, give the Fernwood Fitness 28 Day Break Thru a go.
The programme is not a chore, it’s a lifestyle change. It’s easy to follow, foods/meals/exercises are interchangeable & you don’t need to be a Fernwood Member.
A huge thank you to Fernwood Fitness & the Fernwood Angels. I’m overjoyed at my results & plan to keep up the new exercise routines & continue enjoying the yummy recipes!
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Last month I was lucky enough to WIN a three month membership to Fernwood Fitness thanks to Natvia Natural Sweetener & Fernwood Fitness.
A gorgeous pack of Natvia goodies & a gift certificate from Fernwood arrived in the mail & so I headed to my local gym to redeem.
I’ve never attended a Fernwood before, and have always wanted to, so I was very excited. Fernwood has always sounded like the perfect place to workout & I hear they spoil their members. And they do, I mean, they even have candles in the change rooms; peaceful ambience, provide hair dryers & straighteners and I get offered a hot towel while exercising!
This place is almost like an indoor paradise for ladies. Breakfast is even provided in the morning, one of the selections is Chobani- and I love Chobani!
Everything at Fernwood is neat & clean.
There’s even a crèche for the kiddies, ironing boards, deodorant, hair spray & q tips.
Fernwood offer tons of classes too, including yoga, belly dancing, body step, body balance, pump & aerobics.
The staff are just gorgeous. Very helpful & welcoming & often ask how training is going.
There’s a generous variety of work out equipment & a complementary assessment is provided along with a personal & group training session.
I’m looking forward to my Food Coach session too, which involves meal plans & suggestions for any weight related issues.
A friend of mine luckily attends Fernwood so I have a gym-buddy, which is great!
Some of the things I’m loving most so far is that Fernwood is not jam packed with people, the music isn’t ridiculously loud & the other gym goers are considerate.
There’s an informative Fernwood magazine too, it’s got the usual advertisements but it’s not full of page after page of items for me to buy & the articles and write ups are interesting and actually worth reading.
It’s been a good excuse to stock up on some gym-wear too as I don’t own much in the way of work out clothes. I think Fernwood should start selling their own tees and singlets too.
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Bought the coolest Asics runners from Sportsco too. Loving the comfort & support when I run on the treadmill… lol when I run…I mean walk very fast.
Fernwood Fitness is definitely an excellent choice of gym for Women- sorry boys- and I’d highly recommend visiting your local club & giving it a go.
I’m hoping to get the chance to participate in the new Fernwood Angels programme which is tackling fitness & weightloss from all different angles over a 28 day process. Guys- you can join in on this too- it’s all online!
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Again a huge thank you to Natvia Natural Sweetener & Fernwood Fitness for my awesome prize!