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Abdominal Exercises

Abdominal Exercises

It seems I got rather ahead of myself regarding my new and shiny blogs, apparently there is so much polishing to be done it could take up to 6 weeks! Well I simply can’t wait that long as there is too much to say and I have been advised that 300 words is the maximum for any single blog, who actually counts?!

​Stomach Stumbling Blocks

persona-training-first-pageAre you as fed up as me at reading what a waste of time all the hundreds of ab exercises you did over the years have been? Having studied this, I get it, but am still frustrated when any exercise receives such a negative press.

No exercise is a waste of time, it all depends on what results you want to see. Crunches have been targeted recently because they only work the muscles located on the front of your stomach which are often covered with a thin (or thick) layer of fat so you are unlikely to be able to see them. That does not mean they are pointless, as you will still be working your muscles.

Core Strength

It makes sense to target all your core muscles by performing exercises that have more of an impact on your body. Anyone who has attended one of my Body Logic Fitness classes will know that we rarely isolate a muscle and that core strength is necessary for all that we do. Not only does this make logical sense but it is much more fun!

I have 50 words left to tell you about my men/ladies conundrum. I started by separating the two thinking that neither would feel comfortable in a mixed class. I believed this until I could not hold the men’s class and so introduced a one-off mixed class. To my surprise it went incredibly well and I have received a number of requests to keep it going. Hence from next week the Wednesday classes at both 6.30pm and 7.45pm will become mixed classes open to all.

Book up for your next Tessfit class now…

​I have lost count so will end here just in case!

About the Author

I have been involved in fitness all my life but never been hugely competitive. Entering the world of fitness instructor, personal trainer and nutrition advisor, I leant how simple it is to stay in shape without becoming a gym fanatic or elite athlete. I am neither, by the way!

So after 17 years of managing the swimming school and taking rowing classes at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre, I decided it was time to do something that would give me a different type of job satisfaction. Offering a service that directly influences someone’s wellbeing, seemed a good choice.

So, I studied the mechanics of exercise versus body shape and began to understand why so many people who have exercise routines that sometimes seem excessive, never see the changes they are hoping for. This led me to I set up Tessfit which tackles this conundrum. It is a real mix and match offering between nutrition and weight management advice, fitness classes and personal training. A combination which is proving to be highly successful for everyone involved.

I now work from home and run my classes and indoor Personal Training sessions at Venture Fitness in Newton Abbot. It is a great balance and not only do I love my work, I also get to spend more time with my family which is invaluable.​.

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