Start young to build a wealth of fit­ness

The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR BODY -

Age catches up with all of us even­tu­ally and keep­ing fit and healthy is one way to help slow down the ag­ing process. Hu­man Move­ments co-owner, Mar­i­anne Poole says: ‘‘The best time to start any fit­ness pro­gramme is when you are young. I look at it from the point of view that if you in­vest in your fit­ness now you will have a wealth of fit­ness later in life, which will also help to keep you healthy and en­er­gised for longer.’’

Hu­man Move­ments are not ad­vo­cates of quick fixes and will help you make re­al­is­tic and grad­ual changes to your life­style, in­clud­ing eat­ing plans and ex­er­cise, that will pro­vide you with a life­time of fit­ness.

‘‘Ex­er­cise doesn’t have to be ex­ces­sively stren­u­ous and here at Hu­man Move­ments we en­cour­age our mem­bers to work within their abil­i­ties. We start with achiev­able goals and work to­wards en­cour­ag­ing mem­bers to reg­u­larly up­date and change their pro­gramme so they re­main mo­ti­vated while con­sis­tently im­prov­ing and ex­tend­ing their health and fit­ness. At the same time the pro­gramme should be fun with a re­ally good feel good fac­tor,’’ Mar­i­anne says.

To help mo­ti­vate younger peo­ple to de­velop a life­time of fit­ness, Hu­man Move­ments have a wide range of fit­ness pro­grammes. First is to have an ini­tial con­sul­ta­tion and then each pro­gramme is specif­i­cally de­signed for that in­di­vid­ual.

‘‘We have pro­grammes de­signed for any­one who wants to im­prove their phys­i­cal con­di­tion­ing, sport­ing prow­ess, and whether you are play­ing at a highly com­pet­i­tive level or sim­ply want to en­joy get­ting the most out of your sport. Fo­cus is put on train­ing and con­di­tion­ing as well as event prepa­ra­tion and nu­tri­tion to get you phys­i­cally and men­tally pre­pared for your sport,’’ says Mar­i­anne.

‘‘We have pro­grammes fo­cus­ing on re­duc­ing body fat, im­prov­ing mus­cle tone and body shape while in­creas­ing fit­ness and vi­tal­ity, help­ing you achieve the body you want along with the mo­ti­va­tion and in­spi­ra­tion to main­tain the re­sults long term.’’

Other pro­grammes are de­signed to help build mus­cle and tone your physique us­ing sim­ple ex­er­cises and planned nu­tri­tion.

‘‘Ev­ery­one is dif­fer­ent in how their bod­ies build and re­tain mus­cle and by us­ing the cor­rect nu­tri­tion you can fo­cus the food you eat di­rectly into de­vel­op­ing the physique you want to achieve.

Pro­grammes are per­son­alised to suit each mem­ber, by an ex­pe­ri­enced and pro­fes­sional con­sul­tant. The pro­grammes in­volve set­ting and re­al­is­ing achiev­able goals, reg­u­lar mon­i­tor­ing of progress along with nu­tri­tion plan­ning and car­dio/ fit­ness train­ing,’’ Mar­i­anne says.

‘‘Most im­por­tantly we pro­vide the mo­ti­va­tion through con­stant mon­i­tor­ing and en­cour­age­ment of our mem­bers through­out their pro­grammes. We want to pass on our pas­sion for good health and fit­ness. You will have to work at it, but you will reap the re­wards.’’

Hu­man Move­ments is open from 6am un­til 8.30pm Mon­days to Fri­days and from 9am till noon over the week­ends and for more in­for­ma­tion on these pro­grammes or to find out more about gen­eral mem­ber­ship, get­ting fit and stay­ing healthy, give the Hu­man Move­ments team a call on (06) 3561570, check them out on Face­book or sim­ply call in and talk to them at 97 Taonui Street, Palmer­ston North.

A few of the many Hu­man Move­ment mem­bers who are cre­at­ing a wealth of fit­ness for their fu­ture hap­pi­ness.

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