'Ask the PT' #HeyHollaFitChat with Frankie Holah May 31 2017, 0 Comments
We recently hosted our first Live Twitter Chat, which gave you a chance to ask our Brand Ambassador and PT Frankie Holah, any burning health and fitness related questions.
We had such a great reaction that we thought we'd pull together snapshot of what was discussed!
What's your advice on a quick healthy protein breakfast? Naomi Ambrose @namsambrose77
Frankie: Hey Naomi. I'm a BIG fan of scrambled eggs or if you're really short on time, pre boil & pop in the fridge - easy for on the go
Hi, I'm built for stamina, not speed - how can I get faster when I run, swim, cycle etc? Freyathlon @freyathlon
F: Hey Freya. Try adding in some interval training to your sessions. i.e running at a faster pace for 80-100m then back to a jog...repeat throughout your run a couple of times a week to get used to more speed. It should start to feel easier after a while
I have friends with unused expensive gym memberships... what equipment do you really need to workout? Laura Monks @laumonks
F: You need yourself & the world around you. A sofa for dips, stairs for sprints, benches for box jumps...be creative! It'll save you some serious pennies in the long run & you can select your own playlist!
I've been sitting down at my desk all day recently and I feel a bit meh - any tips, pulse? Kirstie Keeling @kirstie_keeling
F: It's all about a good wiggle!! And if nothing else it'll make you smile which is always good after a day at your desk!!
My question is: any tips on getting motivated to work out? I'm quite sedentary and need a kick but always find an excuse! Nessa Stringer @NessNoo
F: Hi Nessa, It's always best to start small. Set yourself mini goals i.e walking an extra 10 mins a day & build from there, go along with a friend to start as you build up confidence. My top tip is to find what you enjoy & don't feel that the gym is your only option.There are so many great ways to be active. Get creative & have fun with it!! The endorphin highs will be wonderful.
The key at this stage is simply to move more & feel the benefits of that. If there is anything you've wanted to try out fitness wise.
It's easy not to, but you will feel amazing once you get moving...promise!! Go get those dances girly.
How do calisthenics work with other forms of exercise? Sarah MacKinlay @macksarah1
F: I found calisthenics a great way to build strength & better body awareness. Coming to it as an injured runner, pre PT days it helped me to create a stronger body all round. You can start with purely bodyweight & build to weighted exercises so there are plenty of progressions to work with! Paired with running for example will help improve form & strength, preventing injuries.
It depends what your goals are - You can add weights if necessary but start with bodyweight if you're a beginner :)
I wanted tips on exercising with young children...but guess what, they're still up! Must be the heat. Louise @beautymarksUK
F: Hey Louise - How old are your little ones? It can be hectic for sure, but involving them in your workout can be great fun...
2 (crying in cot) and 4 (sat in the loo!) - only exercise I'm currently getting is 🏃 between the two of them!!!
F: Lunge between rooms, miss a step when you head upstairs, squats holding bub. Use your home as your gym & be creative
I'm Caroline and I'm interested in how fitness can help women's confidence and general wellbeing. Caroline Arnold @Carnoldcoaching
F: Hi Caroline, achieving goals they have set themselves is huge for confidence. Some women I train don't realise their own strength, so to see them get there and go beyond is pretty awesome! Whether it's a first push up or chin up, the smile afterwards says it all and more confidence in their ability is instilled for the longer journey!