Trying new things: Out of my comfort zone

I am an advocate of finding the exercise that works for you, it may be running, lifting, swimming, cycling, circuits, chair based. Whatever gets you moving is what works. If possible throw in some mobility and stretching but if you are moving it’s all good.

However sometimes I think it’s beneficial to bust out of your comfort zone, to try new things just once. This morning I am going to the following class.

Fitness Pilates

“This class takes influence from the moves, postures and poses from the physical practice of Pilates and adapts them to a fitness based class challenging flexibility, mobility, strength and balance.”


No idea if this is what happens in Fitness Pilates but she looks so darn happy I hope so.

I am trying to take the attitude that having one out of the four is a start. I anticipate having to laugh at myself a lot during this class.

So here’s my ask of you. Try a new way of moving this weekend.

If you usually walk solo ring up a friend and ask them to walk with you.
If you usually go for a swim then go for a walk or a run.
If you usually run then try doing a yoga class.

Part of healthy ageing is trying new things, challenging our bodies in new ways, finding new ways to enjoy life.

You don’t have to ever do it again but just try it. Let me know how you get on.

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Having worked in IT in London for 15 years I was made redundant in 2009. I had trained as a gym instructor whilst working and decided I would rather spend the rest of my career doing something I loved than look for another job in IT. I furthered my qualifications with a Certificate in Advanced Personal Training from the highly regarded Premier Training. Many personal trainers are generalists covering all areas of fitness but I took the decision to specialise in the over-50s and therefore went on to do a CYQ Award in Functional Training for the Independent Older Adult Level 3. My focus is on overall health rather than fitness. I believe that making small changes can have a long term positive effect on health and well-being.

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