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What is callisthenics and what exercises should I start with?
Callisthenics refers to training using body weight without equipment. Several well-known exercises are effective for building up muscle harmoniously: push-ups, pull-ups, dips, squats, etc. Many ideas for body weight workouts await me in the iFIT library!
What is diastasis recti and how can it be avoided?
Diastasis recti is a separation of the rectus abdominis, due to severe tension on the abdomen. This phenomenon is common after pregnancy and is generally not dangerous, but it is not considered desirable. To avoid it, I can train throughout my pregnancy and after the birth of my baby with simple exercises.
How do I stop being afraid?
Sometimes fears are vague or unconscious, so as soon as I feel anxious or feel that something is holding me back from doing something, I start by identifying the source of my fears. I find simple solutions to regain my composure and then I make more informed decisions that are not dictated by fear. By accepting my fears and taming them, I can even transform them into a strength and make them a driving force for movement in the right direction.
How to use positive affirmations properly
Positive affirmations are a powerful tool for positive thinking. By affirming the changes I want to see in myself every day, I gain confidence and what I repeat to myself eventually becomes reality. I rely on consistency to reprogram my mind to optimism and, most importantly, I back this up with concrete action: I formulate a clear intention and then use my positive mantras to help me achieve my goals by overcoming my limitations.
How can I overcome the fear of starting to exercise?
To overcome my fears, I verbalise them rather than repress them. This allows me to find solutions to overcome them by listening to the optimistic part of me. I formulate positive thoughts and then visualise myself in a successful situation. I can do it, and I am starting now!
What are some easy steps I can take to care for my heart?
To take care of my heart, I become aware of what I could improve in my lifestyle. To replace a bad habit, I do one simple thing every day that is good for my heart. I do my best to keep stress at bay. Finally, I do a little more physical activity every day.
Who is the Road to Recovery Part 1 series with Tommy Rivs Puzey made for?
This iFIT series of 20 gentle, 10-minute walks takes me on a tour of Mexico through the eyes of my coach, Tommy Rivs Puzey, who is back on iFIT after battling his illness. Accessible to athletes of all levels, these sessions, rich in cultural discoveries, can be enjoyed at any time of the day! It’s the ideal series for getting back into shape, recovering properly, warming up or taking a break from work.
How can I lose weight healthily and sustainably, according to science?
Research shows that you need to spend more calories than you consume to lose weight. Low-calorie, fat-free diets are less effective than a balanced diet rich in protein. Sleep and activity are also crucial to weight loss: a programme combining cardio, weight training, HIIT and mindfulness is optimal.
How do I create a customised training plan with iFIT?
The iFIT app is a very flexible and easy-to-use connected fitness solution. From my smartphone, my computer or my ProForm fitness device, I can access hundreds of training suggestions from all disciplines, which I can fine-tune, thanks to the many filters at my disposal. I can add the sessions I want to my training calendar and follow my progress at any time.
What should you eat before and after training?
Before training, I prefer low glycemic index carbohydrates, so that I have energy for a long time. I avoid eating too much
fat, sugar and spices and ideally wait two hours between a meal and exercise. After a workout, proteins and healthy fatty
acids help me recover well, and I also rely on antioxidants by including fruit and vegetables in my diet.