What are the best tips for running?

Running is one of the best ways to keep fit, and here at Altered Images Gym in Bromsgrove, we love to support our gym-goers and runners in reaching new goals and achievements. As a leading gym in Bromsgrove, we’re proud to have a wide range of classes and programmes that can be enjoyed by everyone – and we welcome people of all ages, abilities, and experiences.

10 top tips for running

It’s important to remember that almost anyone and everyone can start running. However, by getting advice and support from our fitness trainers in Bromsgrove, you can ensure running becomes a healthy and consistent part of your lifestyle.

1. Selecting the right trainers doesn’t need to cost a fortune but it is a good idea to go and have your gait read. This will determine what running style you have and therefore which trainers are best to avoid injury.

2. If you’re a beginner, the best way to start is to walk first before gradually building up to a run.

3. In order to see an improvement in fitness, you should try to commit to a run three times a week.

4. Always aim for endurance over speed – faster running puts a greater demand on the body.

5. Run with someone else or in a group; you’ll make friends and the time flies by when you run with others – you’re also more likely to stick at it! Joining a gym and running with fellow gym-goers is a great way to stay motivated and committed to reaching new goals and fitness levels.

6. Vary your distances and inclines to keep it interesting.

7. Music is a great motivator – so an iPod and earphones are definitely worth having.

8. Reward yourself when you reach certain targets as an incentive.

9. Have a focus or motivation, such as entering a race whether it’s 5k or a marathon. You’d be surprised at what you can achieve when you put your mind to it – not to mention a great collection of medals!

10. Be sure to warm up properly and stretch out at the end.

Fitness trainers in Bromsgrove

If you are looking to make running a serious part of your lifestyle, why not take advantage of our highly experienced Bromsgrove fitness trainers? Our personal trainers will conduct a full assessment in order to determine the best ways to increase your fitness levels and improve your running. You’ll undergo some simple health checks before we take note of your goals and challenges. Once we’ve got a good idea of what you are looking to achieve, we’ll design a bespoke fitness programme just for you. Our 5 Steps to Fitness Programme is perfect for those who are either re-joining or just starting the gym and would like professional support to guide them through their fitness journey.

Contact us today

If you would like to find out more about our fitness trainers in Bromsgrove, head to our website today. Alternatively, call 01527 874395 to speak to a member of our team.

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Fitness Instructor of the Week – Jenny King

If you are looking for a fitness instructor in Bromsgrove then look no further than Altered Images gym. Our gym in Bromsgrove is dedicated to getting people of all ages and abilities to share our passion for health and fitness.  We’ve got all sorts of trained professionals on-board with our team to teach you new, innovative and exciting ways to keep fit and healthy. We encourage everyone to enjoy keeping fit but we understand that everyone enjoys exercise in different ways. While some like to head straight into the fitness suite to complete their workout solo, others enjoy the social aspects of exercising with fellow members and an instructor; which is why we also have a wide range of fitness classes to offer you – all of which are ran by fully trained fitness instructors.

Fitness classes at Altered Images Gym Bromsgrove

We have over fifty different fitness classes to offer our members. There is plenty of variation to choose from, including Body Balance, Kettlercise and Circuits, which means that no matter what your interests and abilities are – you’ll be able to find something for you. Whether you’ve done that type of exercise before or you are trying it for the first time, our classes welcome everyone and you’ll fit right in with our friendly fitness instructors and fellow classmates.

Fitness Instructors in Bromsgrove

We are proud to work with some of the best fitness instructors in Bromsgrove. All of our instructors are highly experienced and are incredibly passionate about what they do. They are there to guide you through the fitness classes and support you in achieving your goals.

 

Instructor of the Week – Jenny King

fitness instructor in Bromsgrove

 

Our Instructor of the Week this week is Jenny King, who has worked in the fitness industry for fifteen years. Jenny has always been incredibly passionate about fitness – which first started off as her hobby. As her passion for keeping fit grew, Jenny decided to pursue a career in it and now proudly teaches Body Balance, Pilates and Yoga here at Altered Images. She enjoys the fusion of the mind, body, breath and music, and will gently guide you through all of the classes she teaches that are aimed to enhance both the physical health, and mental well-being. Speaking about her enjoyment of the classes she said “I enjoy seeing the results and improvement in my participant’s fitness and confidence.”  Her classes are aimed at those who are looking to de-stress from day-to-day life, tone up their bodies, and become more flexible.

Contact us today

Jenny’s Body Balance class is on every Wednesday at 10:30am. If you would like to find out about any other classes which are taught by our friendly and supportive Bromsgrove fitness instructors, head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 01527 874395 to speak to a member of our team.

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