A PT's top tips for staying fit and motivated in the run up to your wedding

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Ali Malik is a Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, and founder of Fit Labs Kensington. Below he provides his top tips on how to stay fit and motivated in the run up to your wedding.

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Staying motivated and keeping fit can be a challenge, but with a bit of creativity and determination, you can make it enjoyable and effective. Here are some unique, out-of-the-box tips:

  • Indoor Trampoline Workouts: Invest in a mini-trampoline (rebounder) and use it for high-energy workouts. Bouncing on a trampoline is not only fun but also a great cardio exercise that's easy on the joints.
  • Embrace Cold Exposure: Use the cold weather as a motivation to engage in cold exposure activities like cold showers, ice baths, or outdoor winter swimming. It can boost your mood, increase energy, and improve your immune system.
  • Create an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt: Make outdoor workouts fun by creating a scavenger hunt. Challenge yourself to find and photograph certain objects in your area while jogging or walking.
  • Night-time Glow Yoga: Host a glow-in-the-dark yoga or fitness session with blacklight and fluorescent clothing. It's a unique and motivating way to enjoy indoor workouts with a twist.
  • Dance Parties: Host or attend indoor dance parties or dance-based fitness classes. Dancing is a great way to stay active and warm while having a blast.
  • Virtual Reality (VR) Workouts: Explore the world of virtual reality fitness games. These can transport you to immersive and exciting environments, making workouts feel like an adventure.
  • Fireplace Meditation: Combine fitness and relaxation by doing yoga or meditation in front of a warm, crackling fireplace. It's a cozy way to stay fit and motivated.
  • Incentive-Based Workouts: Gamify your workouts by setting up a reward system. For every workout you complete, treat yourself to a small, healthy indulgence or purchase an item you've had your eye on.
  • Community Challenges: Join or organise community fitness challenges, like a local running or other fitness challenges to keep you active and engaged with others.

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