ANY time is a great time to reassess your health and fitness, but if the warmer temperatures and lovely fresh light of spring has put a pep in your step then there’s no time like the present!

Some people avoid starting an exercise program because they believe they need copious amounts of time or skill to exercise effectively. But if the only exercise you can commit to is a daily 10 minute walk, then do that. Likewise, if the only healthy habit you can actually do is to drink more water, then focus on that task. If all you can do is crawl, then start crawling~Rumi.

Here at BTTC, we’ve just wrapped up our 60 Day Challenge. It has been incredibly gratifying to see our participants working hard to get closer to their fitness goals: losing those extra pounds, gaining muscle mass and improving cardio fitness.

Some have truly thrived: improved bone density, better balance and mobility. The 60 Day Challenge is designed to be a springboard to enjoying healthy active lives outside the Club – including all the outdoor activities that our local area has to offer.

You may have a goal to hike a mountain, or kayak across a lake, or do a 20 mile bike ride. As the weather warms up, some people tell me that they won’t be coming into the club much as they’ll be outside with these activities. The thing is, the work that we do in the gym prepares you for what you do outside the gym. If you are an avid tennis player, don’t be too quick to dismiss a gym class. By working on your strength and cardio fitness you’ll be amazed at how much more skillful you’ll be at your favorite summer activity (and tennis!)

So over the coming weeks, consider challenging yourself. Sign up for a class that you’ve never done before; sit down in the lobby and have a cup of tea and a chat with someone you don’t know. It’s springtime!

It’s time to improve health and fitness, expand your friendship circle and marvel at all of the little things that make life so good.

Good on ya!

Julie Taylor 

Fitness Instructor

Personal Trainer