Sunday, July 31, 2011

Training and Ramadan

Ramadan starts Monday 1 August and I have heard that here on Cocos all exercise stops. Although I haven't developed an exercise program around Ramadan this year (I am working on something for next year: pre, during and post Ramadan), it is possible to exercise.

Some points:

  • Retain muscle mass and avoid putting on fat

  • Exercise late in the day, about an hour or two before sunset, so that you can replenish your body

  • Work on maintaining strength and flexibility

  • Work on any remedial exercises to correct imbalances

  • Work at a lower level than you would normally (reduce number of sets, or number of reps, or the weight you would normally lift)

  • Eat well, keep a healthy balance in your night-time and pre-dawn meals

  • Eat calorie (energy) rich food to make sure you eat enough

  • Nap during the day to alleviate fatigue

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Do you want to be Fighting Fit?

Of course you do! Cardio-vascular fitness, agility, endurance, power, strength, coordination and flexibility are all components of boxing fitness (these will sound familiar to CrossFit enthusiasts). The great news is that you don't need to train to be a fighter to get the fitness benefits!
There are a number of boxing fitness group exercise classes and trainers on the mainland and many commercial gyms offer group exercise classes.
Here on Cocos I'm looking for at least 10 people to participate in Fighting Fit exercise program in Term 3 (11 weeks from 21 July).
Let me know if you'd like to get Fighting Fit - I'll be doing a flyer drop around the island in the next couple of weeks.

Heartmoves on Home Island

I'm very excited about starting The National Heart Foundation's Heartmoves exercise program on Home Island this Friday 8 July at 8.15am.
This will be a free information session about Heartmoves and subsequent weeks it will only be $2 per person.

Heart Foundation Heartmoves adalah rancangan activitas physical yang lembut.

Mengikut selalu akan membantu untuk:

· Penjagahan bagus pada berat badan, darah manis,darah tinggi dan darah gemuk

· Memajukan latihan, menimbang, keurusan dan kelemasan

· Menambah kualiti kehidupan anda dan bertemuh orang lain