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Best Exercises for Back Pain

4 of the best exercises for back pain

If you’re suffering from a bad back, it can be difficult to keep up a regular exercise routine. I know how frustrating this can be, which is why I’ve used my exercise referral qualification to compile this list of the best exercises and activities you can try that might alleviate your pain.

 

 

  • Yoga & Pilates

 

There are many benefits of fitness classes like Yoga, Pilates, and also Body Balance, both physical and mental. It can help you become more flexible, improve your strength and even help to combat stress. This activity is particularly good for those suffering from back or neck pain because it helps you strengthen muscles that may be weak and causing the discomfort. Depending on how adventurous you wish to be, why not try a different yoga style? There are many to choose from including Bikram Yoga (also known as “hot yoga”), Viniyoga, Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. We also include Yoga and Pilates sessions on our fitness retreats in the UK and our Portugal Bootcamp.

(https://www.self.com/gallery/yoga-poses-to-relieve-lower-back-pain)

 

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  • Swimming

 

The great thing about swimming is that it is a low impact aerobic exercise. The water supports your weight therefore making it easier for you to exercise without putting any strain on your muscles or joints. There are classes that you can join which will increase the intensity of your workout in the water. We love the fact that we have pools available at our retreats and encourage our clients to use these facilities.

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  • Walking or hiking

 

Not only can walking be done anywhere, anytime, it is a low impact exercise that will benefit you in more ways than one. You’ll strengthen the muscles in your feet, legs and hips, improve your posture and just getting out in the fresh air will make you feel better. Alongside improving your cardiovascular health, you should also witness some pain relief in your back. Similarly, hiking provides the same benefits particularly if you’re carrying a backpack that adds a little extra weight to your outing.

https://www.spine-health.com/wellness/exercise/exercise-walking-better-back-health

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  • Resistance training

 

Probably one of the most important exercises to do to strengthen your back is resistance training. You must always ensure that you have proper form whilst lifting weights so that to not make your condition any worse but it is essential to strengthen your back and core muscles as well as speaking to a professional to see if your hamstrings or glutes are tight which could also be causing lower back pain. 

If you would like to try a variety of classes and talk to us about how we can help you then CLICK HERE to check out our bootcamp retreats or HERE to send us a message

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* If you are really struggling with your back and are unsure on what exercises to do then we recommend a physiotherapist to go through movement analysis with you and decide on the best course of action. 

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Summer fitness and gym alternatives

Summer fitness and gym alternatives

It’s that time of year again, and throughout your journey for the typical “beach body” you’ve found yourself unmotivated and hating the weekly grind that you manage at the gym. Perhaps you’re visiting your local gym 2 to 3 times a week, while also working out at home, and not seeing any results. Maybe you’re someone who has tried every diet, fad or otherwise, under the sun, with no success.

In the end, it comes down to pushing your body to new levels while supporting it properly.

Summer fitness doesn’t need to be like torture, and you don’t need to attend your local gym alone or work out rigorously at home to get fitter. There’s a plethora of summer bootcamps and weight loss weekends all over the UK who are more than happy to accept anyone looking to turn their life around and start a journey to a better version of themselves.

What is a residential bootcamp retreat?

Whether it’s a bootcamp weekend or a bootcamp course, these intensive training courses have swept across the world for the last few years and can be one of the most effective ways of kick starting weight loss and fitness for any individual. There are UK bootcamps that are for beginners, as well as bootcamps abroad, and ladies bootcamps. These training programs are designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals over a  1 hour period at a time.

Can I attend a ladies only bootcamp?

Most definitely! There’s actually a huge market for ladies bootcamps and bootcamps that cater specifically towards being more accessible as female bootcamps. This is because women don’t lose weight and gain muscle in the same way men do, and some feel a lot more confident around their own gender.

What is a weight loss or fitness retreat?

Weight loss retreats and fitness retreats work a little differently to bootcamps. Instead of attending your bootcamp in the UK and just attending that hour a day, you would be taking yourself away from the hustle and bustle of city life, most likely to a remote area in the UK or somewhere abroad.

Are holidays for weight loss really a thing?

Indeed, they are. With a weight loss or fitness retreat or even a bootcamp abroad, you can escape for around a week to a beautiful place where you’ll spend several hours a day really pushing yourself in an intensive training camp. What you do with the rest of your time is completely up to you.

Holidays like this typically offer several types of package, raging from self-catering to all-inclusive retreats.

Interested in us?

Here at Motivate Bootcamp, we offer ladies bootcamps both in the UK and abroad. At the moment, we have several packages available from our weight loss holidays in Portugal, as well as our 2-day and 3-day UK bootcamps.

We do our best to make all of our bootcamps as accessible for ladies as possible, which means that we offer our fitness retreats and bootcamps in some of the most beautiful locations both in the UK and abroad.

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Fitness Holiday

Portugal Bootcamp May 2018 – the ladies smashed it!

We are back from an amazing two weeks at our Portugal Bootcamp Retreat and cant wait to go back! We had 23 ladies joining us for the first week which was a self-catering bootcamp, then another 8 ladies joining us for the second week which was the All Inclusive Bootcamp (It was our first one and an incredible success that half of them have already re-booked for next year)

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Over each week we had 30 sessions, designed to give everyone the kick-start or weightloss they needed (or those who are into regular fitness then more of a fitness holiday). The sessions included elements of cardio, resistance, core and stretch and included sessions such as zumba, combat, clubbercise, circuits, interval runs, hiit, Core, Pilates, Yoga, Aqua, plus many more – we even have a sandbag workout on the beach and play rounder’s too! It’s all about getting an equal balance of working hard but having fun too. All of the sessions are optional but most chose to join in most of them, leaving them with the best results of weight loss and inches – plus feeling great!

Portugal Bootcamp May 2018 - the ladies smashed it! Motivate Bootcamp Portugal Bootcamp May 2018 - the ladies smashed it! Motivate Bootcamp

On our boot camps it’s not just about the fitness though, it’s also about the mental well-being too, which is why each afternoon we give everybody time out for relaxation and a chance to enjoy the local area. After all, it is a holiday too and it would be a shame to come to Portugal and not have chance to see the stunning country (plus sample the local sangria as a few of the bootcampers did on the last afternoon). The bootcamp retreat is also a great social experience and we offer lots of opportunity for this, including arranged evenings out to the old town of Albufeira and also local restaurants, plus BBQ nights. On the last day many also took the opportunity to head out on excursions including boat trips, paddle boarding and skydiving (you only live once) – which we arranged for them too.

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It’s now time to plan for the next one in October and to make continued improvements to the boot-camps and more investment to make it the best it can be. We only have a few places left in October so if you would like to come then please let us know, just £99 deposit. Alternatively, we have our 2019 Portugal bootcamp dates out now and people are starting to book on, places are limited so don’t delay. It’s an experience you will never forget and a holiday where you come back feeling amazing!

On the self catering bootcamp the only thing you have to worry about is booking your flights and your food over the week (which we help you with and help you to plan) – we arrange everything else. On the All Inclusive retreat you just need to book your flights and we take care of absolutely everything. Its a fantastic deal and if you check out our competitors then you will also see we are a lot cheaper than them too, but we don’t compromise on quality – we love our bootcampers and love that people return year after year and become part of our bootcamp family

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We cater for all ages abilities and we have a fantastic fitness team in place to help throughout the week (even a masseuse to help with any aches you may have) – so if you’re unsure about it, then give us a call on 07834233110 and we can go through any questions you may have.

See you by the pool! (oh yes we also have amazing accommodation including a private apartment complex and a stunning villa, both come with private pool and gardens)

CLICK HERE to reserve your space today!

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Is a Bootcamp for you??

Why residential bootcamps in the UK or Europe may just be the right option for your fitness and weightloss goals!

 

Losing weight and keeping fit can be difficult for some. This is especially true if you are trying to perform under your own steam. In our everyday lives, there are always temptations to deviate from an eating plan; not only this but there are always things to stop you from working out. 

This is why many people turn to personal trainers to help them to keep on the right track. One step further is to enlist in a fitness boot camp; a place that is designed to give you the results that you are searching for.

But why are residential boot camps the perfect solution for your health and fitness needs? Let us share with you some of the best benefits to signing up for a weight loss boot camp. 

 

They give you a kick-start

One thing that seems to stop many people from being fitter and healthier is there motivation to workout. Bootcamps are the ideal kick-start for your own fitness regime; Spending time at a residential boot camp will mean that you spend a few days getting up and getting active, meaning that when you get back to your normal life you will be feeling motivated to get out there. 

 

They share expert knowledge

Not only are residential boot camps a place to work out, but they are also a place where you can learn and gain knowledge that can prove vital in your quest for fitness. They often will run nutritional courses and workshops which will give you key information on what to eat and when. 

 

You can make friends

Having someone to share your journey with is invaluable to your success. This is why many people find that residential boot camps are the right option for them. During your time at boot camp you will make a firm bond with the other people, developing friendships that could really be beneficial to your long term goals. 

 

You can gain some valuable support

Not only can you gain the support of fellow fitness seekers, but if you attend a residential fitness camp, then you will often receive a follow up package. This may come in the form of an online support service, or perhaps the ability to head back to the boot camp at a later date; both of which can help you to keep on going when you feel like giving up.

 

They show you the kind of results you can achieve

It may only be for a short period, but fitness boot camps can show you what you can do if you put your mind to it. Whether it is feeling fitter or looking leaner; there is no better motivation to ensure you want to carry on. 

 

 

Here at Motivate Bootcamp we provide ladies only residential bootcamps; a place where you can come to not only escape everyday life, but to learn how to live a healthier one too. 

With our expert knowledge, dietary plans and intensive workouts; you will soon be on the road to a healthier, stronger and fitter version of you. 

 

Check out our Manchester Bootcamp Weekend!

Manchester bootcamp at the Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa in Didsbury.

 

This is a great venue for our bootcamp weekend and suits us perfectly. Over the course of the weekend you will have lots of activities to give your body the perfect kickstart. There will be a variety of fitness classes and also workshops on nutrition and healthy living

Within the hotel we have executive rooms which are either private, twin, or triple family rooms – and these are all en-suite (some even have a Jacuzzi bath). We have use of a large function room which is air conditioned, and this is where the indoor classes take place, and although the hotel is near a residential district it also has great surrounding areas for us to do outdoor sessions, and being based on the side of the river Mersey gives us a perfect setting for a runs and morning walk

 

All of your meals/snacks are included within the bootcamp weekend, including evening meal and breakfast being served in the fantastic on site restaurant, giving you lots of choice. There is also an onsite bar where everybody can relax at the end of the day (light alcoholic drinks are allowed, well deserved!)

 

The pool/spa are a great extra included in this bootcamp, with full use of the Spindles Health Club included in the cost. Perfect for relaxing the muscles at the end of a hard day

 

To book and to see the full dates available at our Manchester Bootcamp, please see dates page. Remember it’s a ladies-only bootcamp so sorry guys!

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