pre-Christmas workout ideas Bristol

December is here, and that means it’s time for Active8 to offer you pre-Christmas workout ideas from our Bristol PTs in Clifton and Henleaze.

Being in shape is a personal subject, and it’s not just about physical appearance.

At Active8 our teams of personal trainers in Bristol work with clients to focus on a more holistic view of health and wellbeing.

Client fitness includes feeling strong, energized and healthy.

With Christmas on the way, here are some of our PTs top tips for clients looking to maximise their festive fitness and ensure that pre-Christmas workouts work for them.

Which workout works? (bold)

Staying focused on fitness in December can be difficult, with the build-up to Christmas at home, office parties and seasonal pressures all combining to create multiple distractions from fitness goals.

Our Bristol personal trainers work with clients to give them a bespoke fitness programme that complements their working and home life.

All clients are different, and workouts are too. Some clients focus on bodyweight exercises such as push-ups, squats and lunges to target specific muscle groups.

Some clients prefer functional fitness – find out more here.

An increasingly popular option for a pre-Christmas workout is to combine personal training with yoga. Find out more here.

Indoors or outdoors?

When the cold weather arrives, some clients are unsure whether to focus only on indoor and gym-based exercise.

Other clients maintain a mix of indoor and outdoor fitness workouts.

Outdoor workouts in Winter can include running, walking, and hiking. All of these activities complement the gym-based fitness programmes we offer.

Watch the calories at Christmas

Eating healthy is important throughout the year, but especially in December and over the Christmas period.

Meal prepping in Winter is a great way to combat seasonal snacking.

Avoiding processed foods and eating whole, healthy, natural foods can make a massive difference when it comes to staying on top of pre-Christmas workout goals.

Stay fit in the face of temptation

There are simple ways to avoid piling on the pounds pre-Christmas and during the holidays.

Our Bristol personal trainers recommend strategies such as eating before going out, being selective with festive treats, eating and drinking in moderation, setting realistic fitness goals and drinking lots of water despite the weather.

Prioritise your workouts

It is vital to continue with your regular fitness programme pre-Christmas, and throughout the festive period if possible.

Training early morning is one way of ensuring you stick to your fitness plan.

Our Bristol PTs work closely with every client to give them a bespoke fitness programme that matches their commitment and fitness level.

If you’re looking for a personal trainer in Bristol before the New Year, we have valuable advice for you. Find out more here.

To meet our team of personal trainers and therapists working from the Active8 Bristol fitness centres at Henleaze in Westbury Park and Berkeley Square Origins in Clifton, please visit here.

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