Posted on 17 Sep 2014

Fitness Course for the Individual

All of us at FitFarms understand there are a number of reasons for weight gain and appreciate that it’s not easy to find the correct solutions, especially when we struggle to acknowledge there may be other factors affecting our health. There are many links to weight gain: stress, illness, busy lifestyle, medical conditions, medication, diet foods, poor sleep, our psychological relationships to food, bad eating habits, or a general lack of exercise / inactive lifestyle.

Tailored fitness -you as an Individual That is why we have created a fitness course that is designed specifically to target not just your exercise needs, but focuses on your mental wellbeing as well as physical health. Our three core objectives are fitness, nutrition and mentoring, so whatever your circumstances, we provide you with the help and support you need to begin a healthy lifestyle.

Providing the Right Guidance and Support Getting fit is not easy, and it’s understandable that we may feel anxious about taking on such a challenge as an intense weight loss course. One thing we do try to communicate however, is that this programme is not a boot camp. The course is challenging, but it’s also very rewarding, interesting and most of all fun. The health team work with you, they provide support, guidance, advice, and assistance to ensure you get the most you can out of the retreat. Rather than shouting or criticizing, they work alongside you, pushing and motivating you with energy, positivity, and team work.

Different Courses One way FitFarms aims to help your introduction to fitness is by giving you the option of the various courses there is on offer. There are mixed courses for men and women, women only courses, and parent and youth courses available. This is to ensure you will find the course most suited to you, and to allow you to feel comfortable in your fitness environment.

Different Fitness Levels and Abilities The course is built around the belief that anyone can get fit and healthy and we believe this. I suffer with Fibromyalgia and had expected to be told I couldn’t do most exercises as I thought myself physically unable. I soon found that I was capable of a lot more than I gave myself credit for, and that with the correct guidance and instruction I can still maintain an active lifestyle. The team take your physical abilities into account when advising you on your fitness plans, and keep this in mind when helping you decide on your aims for the course as well as your long term goals once back at home.

Health Assessments It is because we are aware that everyone has their own abilities and requirements that we provide health assessments to ensure the course structure takes into account any health issues, ailments, strengths and weaknesses, allergies and general fitness levels. Above all the team are concerned with your health and wellbeing and take this into consideration when training and monitoring your progress.

One to One Mentoring You will be provided with a one to one session with your personal mentor to discuss any concerns you have, any issues in your life that may have an impact on your health, and to clarify your personal aims while at the fitness retreat. I had one myself during my recent stay at the weight loss camp, and I was amazed at how effective this process is. The health team are all incredibly knowledgeable and experienced, but what surprised me was the compassion and understanding they demonstrate. Many of us unintentionally neglect our health or the wrong choices about food and exercise based on the information we are fed from external sources. My one to one helped me realise how to make sustainable changes in my life, and how to feel more positive about food, fitness, and myself.

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