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So much has been written about coronavirus and how to keep fit while we're locked down. So much information, so many You Tube videos, so many Instagram posts and so many people to like, follow and watch. It's overwhelming and exhausting - and that's before you've even done any exercise.

 My advice is this: find a type/s of exercise that works for you and keep doing it. Change it when you feel your body's got used to it or when it gets boring, The most important thing to do is keep going during this period. Those people who maintain an exercise regime throughout lockdown are the very people who are likely to remain committed when this is all over. They are the people who will stand out and flourish back in the gym/exercise classes and they are the people who will be able to feel proud of themselves from a fitness perspective for a very long time.


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The Honest PT

Posted on September 9, 2015 at 6:25 PM

In this weekly feature, personal trainer Aylia Fox shoots from the hip about an aspect of the health, fitness and personal training industry.

Unafraid, upfront, outspoken and provocative, you'll either love or hate her opinions. Either way you won't be able to ignore them.

This week's rant:

Joggers of the World - Jog On!

  I acknowledge that any activity is better than no activity, but as far as I'm concerned, jogging is a bit of a waste of time if you want to either get fit, keep fit, lose weight or tone muscle. It's also mind numbingly boring.

So why do so many people do it?

I'll tell you why - because it's easy peasy and it's a good excuse not to push yourself. Perhaps more importantly, some joggers have convinced themselves they're actually working out and take great pleasure in telling anyone who will listen about their virtuosity. What they're actually doing however, is bolstering their ego in a somewhat deluded way.

Think about it. How many joggers have you seen who are hot, sweaty and breathless? None is probably the answer and there's a reason for this. Jogging might involve movement of the limbs, but unless you're elderly, infirm or injured, it's not 'proper' exercise for most people who do it.

Exercise means working your muscles harder than usual whereby there are noticeable physiological changes - normally uncomfortable or unpleasant ones. In the case of anything cardio related, the main muscle is the heart and the result is an increased pulse rate, rapid breathing, a red face, perspiration etc.

The joggers I observe are normally so fresh they can hold a full blown conversation with a fellow jogger while checking their phone and admiring the scenery. They can even read a book and consume a sandwich while trotting from A to B (I've seen this, honest).

And then there's the joggers who fall into amusing categories - such as the yummy mummies who glide around with a posh pram in front of them making ridiculous faces at their alarmed offspring inside. And what about the divorced 40+ men who hope to attract a younger woman by prancing round a park accompanied by a heart melting big, friendly dog on a long lead?

And have you noticed how joggers are always stopping? Stopping to do up their laces; stopping to adjust their hair, stopping for a pee and, if the mood takes, stopping for a picnic. Truth is, they stop because they want to and because they can. They rarely continue because they're not sufficiently motivated.

Jogging is little more than walking with a bounce. Fine if you want to put a spring in your step and get some fresh air. Great if it gives you pleasure and a sense of achievement. Each to your own; just don't kid yourself about it's benefits.

Structured and regular running is what's required if you want to improve your fitness, lose weight and tone your lower body - this plus alternative forms of cardio and a resistance programme designed with your goals, abilities and preferences in mind.

And how do you go about putting a regime like this together? By hiring a personal trainer, of course. Somebody like me of course!

'Don't run before you can walk' is probably a jogger's mantra. But in my experience once a jogger - always a jogger. It's a state of mind not an training classification.

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Wow. This really hits home. I will have to reassess what I am doing and engage the professional help you have suggested
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Thanks Fabian. Give me a call. (even if you are a 40+ man who goes jogging with a big, friendly dog on a long lead!)
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