This coming Monday sees the start of
season 5 of Game of Thrones hit our screens on Sky Atlantic. I, like many of my
box-set fanatic clients, am a big G.O.T fan and can shamelessly admit that I’ve
managed to watch four series from start to finish in the space of six weeks.
Box-sets are a great lifeline for us oblivious folk who missed all the hype
first time round but they do have a habit of turning us all in to guilty
addicts who, with the best intention of watching one episode, have managed to
squeeze in three hours of viewing before the evening is over.
So, what’s my point? I guess it’s to
offer some advice to make box-set marathons more beneficial than just viewing
pleasure alone. If this lovely weather of late has tempted you to try and get
fit for the summer, but you’re finding it hard to get motivated to start, then
why not combine box-set marathon with fitness marathon, swap sofa-surfing with
front room exertion? Putting it plainly – why not exercise while watching the latest Amercian hit? With
a few bits of easily-stored and cost-effective kit the front room can provide
the perfect workout environment and you needn’t feel guilty with all that telly
viewing because you’re getting fit at the same time.
All you need is two pieces of
equipment for a full body workout:
- Kettlebell (2 or 3 weight ranges
ideally but one will do) http://www.amazon.co.uk/kettlebells/b?ie=UTF8&node=458433031
- TRX Suspension trainer
Combine these with body weight exercises
such as squat thrusts, burpees, press ups, sit-ups, lunges and squats and
you’re on to a winner with many exercise variations. There are lots of videos
and advice online to help with different workouts. Remember, it doesn’t need to
cost the earth and is a lot cheaper than gym membership. You just need a bit of grit and determination.
If you’re looking for a
more detailed fitness plan, tailored to your fitness needs/goals, then I’d be
more than happy to help. Just give me a shout or check out my online personal
training website www.stephensonstride.trainerize.com
For now, happy viewing. I’m off to
work-out to Orange is the New Black!!