The Importance of Intention

Everyday and every time we train we set out with an intention whether we are aware of this or not.

Our intention sets the way from the outset, therefore becoming aware of our intention from the beginning is essential and this is and always can be just personal to you.

Make it something valuable that can make a difference to others or something simply just for you, most of all every day and every time you train, be aware of what it is you set out to do.

To your healthiest and best 🙏🌟💛

Miranda

Having a Can-do Mind

Our focus and mindset affect much of our lives and in all aspects, having a can-do mind can make all the difference.

So what exactly is a can-do mind..

and how can we make sure we have this Mindset..?

To have a can do mind is to have a positive and open mindset for what is possible to do and to achieve.

The alternative is to live within limits, often set within a negative frame.

A negative framing allows for only seeing negative possibilities or outcomes and sometimes none at all, setting this as a limit and therefore restricting potential.

With a can-do mind things look very different, the world is seen as one full of potential and possibility and we are open to just going with it and seeing where it takes us.. sounds far more fun doesn’t it 🙂

This can be done by simply taking a step towards something, even when it feels unfamiliar or scary and not allowing others limited perceptions to restrict you either.

Always stay open to the possibilities, they exist in abundance and can all be within your reach. Take that first step and just see where it takes you. Most of all enjoy it 😊

Be free, have fun, life is play 🌞💕🍃🦋🌊🌸

Miranda

Staying Focused

Staying focused on your fitness journey isn’t a simple linear path, it requires many adaptions along the way.

As you progress, new challenges can come along that you may not have had before and this is where the adaption comes in.

In times such as these stay focused on your path yet think outside the box, find new ways to look at the same journey and new ways to do things.

For example;

Creating more diverse workouts

Adding core challenges

Getting creative

These are just some ideas that can not only help you to stay on track, but also keep things fun and exciting.

Stay adaptive, stay focused on your journey

Keep on track, enjoy the process and you’ll see the progress 💪

To your healthiest and best 🙏💫

Miranda

Coping with Stress

Coping with stress is something many of us have to manage on a daily basis, as we are thrown in to situations that can be challenging or difficult to cope with.

So what are some of the best ways of coping with stress.?

  1. Balance– having a good work/life balance is essential, make sure you get enough time for you.
  2. Exercise– stressful situations can create excess energy, which can then be discharged healthily and in a positive way through exercise. By doing this you are making these situations work to your benefit.
  3. Relaxation/Mediation– having a daily practice of relaxation and meditation can help you perform well under pressure, as having a calm mindstate that will come more naturally to you.

Explore other ways and options and find what way works best for you. Stress can work positively for us as well as negatively and it’s important to make it work for you. Following strategies that can make all the difference and ultimately put you in charge of the situation.

To your healthiest and best 🙏

Miranda

Fast or Slow

In training what is better fast or slow movement..? Largely it is relative to your purpose and outcome, therefore neither is better, only dependent on what you want to achieve. For most goals however you can achieve the same result with either tempo.

For example for weight loss, training at a slower pace can be a great way to achieve your goals and build your fitness at a rate that is safer. Training at a slower pace is also better for building and maintaining correct movement patterns. It can also be more meditative and help you to focus.

So what are the benefits of a faster speed training?

Depending on your goals, faster speeds can help to exert excess energy or stress and boost cardio levels, it can also help to boost your reaction time.

However the two can and do crossover you can get benefits from both types of training and both will help you improve fitness and lose weight/maintain a healthy weight.

Most importantly is to always listen to your body and be in touch with the needs of your own body and mind, and as always of course, enjoy your training 🙂🙏💫

3 Ways to Overcome Plateaus

Hitting plateaus in training is inevitable and a regular occurrence when training consistently and regularly. Even where we are gradually progressing with techniques and rep range these can still occur. However there is always a way to overcome.

Here are 3 steps to help you overcome them.

  1. The first thing is to recognise them and address them as quickly as possible, before becoming stagnant or bored. Then believe in your mind you can and will overcome this plateau, not allowing it to defeat you.
  2. Then break the mould of your training and diversify a little, this is as important for your mind as well as your body as its important to feel free and joyful in your training.
  3. Then listen to your body, feel what’s working and what isn’t and add or takeaway what you need. This also will apply to your diet as that can contribute significantly.

I hope you find these tips helpful and are able to apply where you need. Remember there is always a way. 💫

Most of all enjoy your training, stay happy and free 🙏🙂

There are no limits only plateaus and you must not stay there you must go beyond them

~ Bruce Lee

Constant Evolution

Finding the balance between learning new things and refining what we already know is a process of constant evolution, but one well worth doing.

If we stay on the same thing for too long we may become very good at it but we can slowly become very stagnant and limited in this way.

When doing something new however it’s completely out of our comfort zone and for a while maybe difficult, yet if we enjoy it, worth all the effort put in and progress we see.

I have found the best approach is to have a balance of the two, that way you never become too limited or stagnant yet are always fulfilled in your growth as well as learning new things to constantly evolve.

Always enjoying the process.

Happy training 🙏😊💫

Miranda

From form to flow

Every process in movement can be one that goes from form to flow. This is a process where we learn the movement and then become one with it and in a state of flow.

For this to take effect several elements need to be in place with the movement. The main ones of these are your form, focus and breathing.

The specific steps for this process are;

  1. Learn the most effective form of the movement.
  2. Match your breathing with the movement.
  3. Practice the movement and find your flow, applying your focus.

When you find movement that you enjoy doing, then this process can be really rewarding. Find what works for you, apply the process and most of all enjoy.

For more info on movement flow courses and training, please get in touch.

To your flow 🙏💫

Miranda

Fitness Planning

To plan to adapt is to plan to change and progress.

~ M.L Adams

Adapting and changing your training programme is almost as important as the training programme itself. If your training plan stays the same, you will also as you will reach a certain point in your progress and then remain at that point until adaption takes place.

So how, and how often should you change your training plan to ensure you progress?

Here are 5 tips to help you plan for programme adaption and change.

  1. Aim to change every 6wks -3 months, preferably no longer as at this point your body will be used to your current programme.
  2. Get proper guidance from a personal trainer or instructor so you can ensure the programme is right for you.
  3. Make sure you enjoy your programme as well as find it challenging too. It’s important to enjoy yourself as you progress and make exercise a part of your lifestyle.
  4. Try different ways if you haven’t found what works for you. For some people they prefer classes and for others gym, everyone is different so find what works for you. There is something for everyone.
  5. Work on all parts of your fitness to see full and faster progression. Cardio, resistance and flexibility training are all equally important and help you progress easier and quicker when done together.

I hope you find these helpful. Please get in touch with any queries you may have regarding training plans and progress.

3 Fundamentals of Self Defence

Understanding self defence is something important for every one of us today living in the unpredictability of modern society and the increasing likelihood of unfortunate attacks.

For this reason I have put together the following 3 fundamentals, so that it may be helpful to some in this respect.

  1. StanceHaving a good stance is important for emitting a strength and confidence in yourself. Your positioning projects out a type of energy where attackers may be much less likely to attack when you emit a strong sense of self confidence.

2. GuardHaving a guard is a sense of readiness, where you have a ready and prepared mindset for whatever may occur.

3. ObservanceThis is a state where you are observant of all the small things around you and what action to take and not to take. It is not wise for example to walk under a dark underpass at night by yourself or be glued to your phone whilst walking along. These small things can make a big difference to the potential of an attack.

Stay on track of these small things and they can make a big difference to your life and safety. Don’t put yourself in difficult situations or allow yourself to stay in those that are harmful in the long term.

Self defence is not just about street attacks it is also about what you allow in your day to day life and communications. Therefore take the best care of your self and put yourself first where you have to.

For more info and training in this area please get in touch.