It’s a new year and we start again with renewed energy ready to make it a far better year than the previous one!

It will start with a whole lot of new year’s resolutions. Most of us make them. On top of many people’s list is fitness. Its often a recurring one every year. But how many of us actually keep our new year’s resolutions going the whole year?

Earlier we discussed resolutions, pointing you to fitness as one of the resolutions we felt should be on your list for 2021. Sometimes one just needs a few pointers and some encouragement to help succeed with a fitness program, and not give up.

Variation makes a fitness program interesting, while having people to share your gym activities are two important elements to keeping motivated to maintain your fitness programme. Also, its not just about pushing weights, as you will see, there are many cool things you can do to keep fit.

Gym at Home

As we spend more time at home, we tend to make a life for ourselves in our immediate surroundings. This means that it is likely that many people have not renewed gym memberships and have made other plans with regard to exercise.

Setting up a home gym is straightforward and easy. In fact, you need less space than you think. Your home gym could even be somewhere in your home office, or if you have an unused spare room, even better!

Make way for your exercise regime by decluttering unused space. If there is furniture in the way that’s not being used, simply store it until you have further use for it. Consider getting a self-storage unit to keep your excess items.

Look on eBay and other platforms for second-hand equipment for your home gym.

A television set is most useful to watch programs like Wake up with Joe in the mornings, just his energy alone will inspire you!

When you clear out that spare room of all its contents, give Stop & Store a call, and we will gladly allocate one of our self-storage units for all your excess furniture and clutter and keep it safely in storage for you.

When looking for equipment, it does not need to be an expensive thing, and here are some of the items that you’ll need to start:

  • A gym mat is a must, so you don’t have to lie on the hard floor.
  • Resistance bands for strength and tone are easy to work with and are compact.
  • A skipping rope is a good piece of equipment for cardio work
  • Get a set of dumbbells to assist with muscle building
  • Getting your upper body strong is achieved with the installation of a pull up bar
  • Exercises on a medicine ball are great for toning of your core.
  • A workout bench is always helpful for exercise involving weights in particular

With these basic items you can nearly have a fully functional gym at home!

Walking and Biking

One of the most underrated exercise routines is walking. Its easy to do and it does wonders for your physical and mental being. It can also be a social thing and taking your dog with you can be an extra bonus for you and your pet. Within the Lowestoft area there are plenty of walking groups to choose from, many of which combine the social part with the exercise aspect.

The  Ramblers are geared up for people of all ages to engage in walking activities across a range of distances and courses.

A regular event that you can participate in is the park run starting at the Lowestoft Promenade. This weekly fun event that is 5 km long, and you can easily run or walk it. It’s also a good way to meet like-minded people. Check whether its program is running as there have been some disruptions over this period.

Cycling or trail biking super way to keep fit. Not only is it a great way to keep up your fitness, but it also is a good motivator to keep up with the rest of the team. This year why not join a cycling club and participate in regular events.

Yoga Classes and self storage Lowestoft

Good for mind and body yoga and Pilates offer another excellent way to keep your body toned. With many yoga facilities to choose from in Lowestoft, it’s clear that this is a very popular activity in this area of Suffolk. Yoga sessions are great for extra mental awareness and is a fun way to assist with the reduction of anxiety and stress.

Yoga and Pilates are mostly an activity to supplement fitness programmes, and in circumstances where mind and body relaxation and stretching of one’s core is required, it’s a particularly good way to exercise.

Swimming and water aerobics

Get the kids swimming and out of their tablet and mobile mode. The exercise obtained from computer games can’t be compared to some healthy swimming. With a number of good facilities in the area, swimming is a great way to get your pulse up and increase your fitness levels.

It also will helps build muscle instead of fat and it’s a fun way for your children to exercise with you.

Water aerobics classes are also very good for muscle tone, as using the resistance of the water will benefit different muscles in your body when you exercise.

Keep equipment safe at self storage Lowestoft

For your storage needs we offer from 12 sq foot space to 200 sq ft. With our range of storage options you will definitely find the size you need.

Stop & Store is conveniently located in Lowestoft and we offer easy accessibility to our self-storage facilities using a unique pin. Our self-storage facility is secure with 24-hour CCTV coverage, and you can access your unit anytime between 8am and 8pm. Our system allows you to safely choose the unit you’d like by getting a temporary access code to view our units.

All the units are totally secured, dry and pest controlled.

Just take time to arrange a time to visit, view or call us to book a unit when you require self-storage.

We look forward to being of service.

Call us at Stop and Store at 01502 580005 or visit us at 92 Demark Road  Lowestoft, NR32 2EH