Ideally, we can choose to always do what we love without ever needing to think about the things we don’t like. That, unfortunately, is not the case in real world. There are times when we need to do something we don’t like. Such as those dreaded burpees or that 6am 5km run on a cold winters morning in preparation for that race you signed up for with a mate, or cut out the cake you keep having mid-morning because you know it will help you lose weight by decreasing your calorie intake.
Why getting a workout buddy really is a good idea!
There is a simple trick for totally smashing your health and fitness goals, whether that’s practising better eating habits, getting fitter or running your first big race? Well, according to experts, it lies in finding yourself a sidekick or support group. Here are five reasons you need to bag yourself a workout wingwoman or wingman…
Boxing as a sport requires a high level of athletic prowess: strength, speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, endurance, nerve, and power, just to name several required attributes. Boxing as a fitness activity enables the average person to hone those same athletic skills, all without having to take a punch. If you’re hoping to get in great shape and improve your health, you just might want to think about our new class HITFIT-60. There are a number of reasons why.
In any race or on any running path, you often see more runners wearing headphones than not. Unplugged purists think being aware of your surroundings is an elemental part of the sport, but a growing subculture of runners wouldn't dream of taking a single step without their motivating playlists, but the clash between headphone lovers and haters continues.
Paragon are back! Refreshed and raring to go!
If you’ve fallen out of your fitness routine this holiday season, you’re not alone.
The holidays are often a time of indulgence, summer parties, holidays, food and alcohol, we slip in to relax mode and skip our fitness routine. Before we know it, a couple of weeks or more have passed and no exercise! Ahhhh! It can be a challenge to stay on track with diet and exercise over the summer, after all we did work hard to get our bodies bikini ready. But now with the kids back to school and Christmas is on the horizon we have another focus and goal to work towards.
Tonight we return to Chase Meadows Community Centre, Warwick.
Circuits 6-7pm PAYG £5
Zumba 7-8pm PAYG £5
All fitness levels welcome! If you are new to our classes, feel nervous but want to give it a go, don’t worry, we give alternative option to exercises and lower intensity aerobic options in all our classes.
Why not bring along a friend and start your fitness regime with Paragon, together.
We look forward to catching up with you all and welcoming newbies!
Nourishment and adds healthy flexibility to your diet.
Have you been tempted to become a vegetarian, but the thought of giving up barbecues or your mom’s meatloaf seems too daunting? Thankfully, you can obtain many of the same benefits of vegetarian living without forgoing meat completely. You just have to become a “flexitarian.”
On Sunday 4th June, 50 enthusiastic Zumba goers arrived at Chase Meadows Community Centre, Warwick to participate in our 2 hour Zumbathon to support Martin Saul raise funds for Myton Hopsice. Raffles prizes donated by local business and friends were won, along with homemade cakes and refreshments kept the motivation going to the end!
The grand total today raised £982.87
Great spirit. Amazing effort. Awesome fun. Just excellent. It was a huge success!!
Feeling overworked and underappreciated? Having trouble staying consistent with your nutrition or exercise plan because you’re over stressed and overeating? Putting others’ needs before your own? Just part of the job for lots of women. Whether you’re a high-powered professional, a mother, a caregiver, a partner, a worker, a daughter, a friend, or all the above and more….if you’re a woman, you’re asked to do a lot.
Many of us spend our days putting out fires, handling to-do lists, wiping little noses, meeting deadlines, and making sure other people are fed, safe, and happy.
Make yourself the priority for a change.
Getting fitter isn't just about working harder in the gym—it's also about doing the right things the rest of the time.
As hard as you might crush a workout, the real labour happens on the days you don't sweat. When you exercise, your muscles undergo microtrauma. Afterward, what are known as satellite cells fuse to the damaged areas to repair the muscle fibres. But this process can happen only when you're at rest. If you keep exercising, your muscles never get a chance to repair themselves, and your progress will plateau and eventually decline. So taking time off is essential. But if your usual rest day is a date with your couch, cancel those plans pronto, and use these expert tactics to strengthen your recovery.
If you stifle yawns in 2 p.m. meetings and find yourself passed out cold during the previews on movie nights, you probably already know you’re run down. But there’s a big difference between being pooped out and being exhausted — and the signs aren’t as obvious as just feeling tired. It’s important to know the difference, because exhaustion can be downright dangerous.
Shin splints or compartment syndrome, to give it its technical name, is one of the most common running injuries, it manifests itself as a pain that occurs in the front of the lower leg. The pain you'll feel with shin splints is usually on the outer front portion of the lower leg (deep anterior compartment syndrome) or on the back inside of the lower leg (posterior medial compartment syndrome).