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10 ways to get fit and keep fit

Diana's Health Club knows how to get you feeling fabulous after the Christmas food fest!

All the glitz and glam of the Christmas holiday is fast receding and you’re wondering how the hell you’re going to get back into those favourite jeans! Diana’s Health & Fitness has been my go-to for over a decade and I’ve done Pilates, swimming, HiiT and loooooots of steam and sauna ; ) Yes there are other health clubs out there, but I keep going back to this one and if you’re within a reasonable distance, I’m pretty certain it will get you looking and feeling FAB-U-LOUS!

So where is it and what’s the dealio? It’s Wellingborough based and has some of the friendliest staff ever. Whether it’s gentle Yoga and Pilates or high impact classes and 3 sessions a week with a personal trainer, this place has the lot (squash courts aplenty which both the Mudlet – now 18 – and Plus One LOVE).

You’re probably thinking that Diana’s is just another gym but once you step in you’ll know it’s more than just workout equipment and sweat. It’s like a family and the support from all the staff and other members will help you to achieve most aspirational goals!

There’s loads to do there and these Top 10 activities are just the start;

  • Transform in 6
  • Personal Training
  • HIIT Class
  • Swimming
  • Body Pump Class
  • Yoga/Pilates
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Clubbercise
  • Resistance Training
  • Squash

With pretty nifty offers for you lucky Muddy readers (join for £10 and pay nothing else until your next Direct Debit or pay 12 months for the price of 10!), there’s never been a better time to sign up; it’s super easy all you’ve gotta do is mention yours truly. If you need any other excuses then how does a sauna, jacuzzi and steam room sound? A gym session followed by luxury and relaxation? I’m in (you’ll probably see me there! Sometimes, I just go for a nice warm up so I don’t have to turn the heating on in my 1920s house, shhhhh)!

The club is now easy to locate again too with the opening of the new bridge from Finedon (how long did that take?!?). Members are happier to be there as the journey has halved and they’ve even seen ex-members re-join (you can tell it’s getting popular as they’ve had to open another car park, all right next to the club so easy peasy access). There’s no need to worry about the pesky traffic as you can get in and out pretty swiftly so that gym trip before of after work is achievable (you really don’t have any reasons not to).

Here’s a few top tips from Fitness Manager, Tom, to help you along the way;

  • Set yourself a goal: It’s easy to just come into the gym and do a little bit of cardio or resistance work, but if you have a goal to work towards whether it be to lose 1 stone, run 10km or improve your upper body strength. You will be more motivated to exercise if you have purpose behind it.
  • Measure your goals: If you have set yourself a goal, you need to be able to measure it, if you don’t then you don’t know whether it has been a success or not. Start of with some fitness/strength test and set dates to measure them regular throughout.
  • Exercise regularly: Through the cold winter months it can be easy to sit on the sofa all warm and cosy, but by exercising regularly you can firstly strengthen your immune system, which can help you from picking up coughs and colds. Secondly it can release ‘feel good’. de-stressing brain chemicals, which can really fight off those winter blues.

If you wanna pop along for a guided tour and free trial day, just give them a call on 01933 277344. They’re dead friendly and more than happy to help. A full membership costs £40.95 per month and that includes everything; full access to the gym, classes, squash courts and we can’t forget about the sauna! What are you waiting for?

Diana’s Health & Fitness, 109E Finedon Road, Wellingborough, Northants. NN8 4AL.

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