Do Fitness Challenges Work?

28 Day Myzone Pairs Challenge

Need to ramp up the intensity with some added accountability to make a real change? A fitness challenge over 8 weeks or 28 days could be the place to start.

 

Fitness challenges have a three-fold effect, they allow you to take your workouts up a notch as well as giving you the chance to try a new gym and classes, they provide much-needed motivation. And most importantly they focus you over a shorter timespan to hit your goals and make change.

 

Rather than aiming to simply ‘get fit’, to get the most from your challenge have a clear goal in mind be it losing weight or improving your cardiovascular strength. The challenge will help make you accountable over a measurable time frame with motivation to build the new habits that are vital to crushing your goals, habits are the fundamental to change.

 

Challenges are individual pursuits while training as part of a wider group, the good news is because of your personal your goal and effort they are suitable for all fitness levels. If you’re a beginner, start with 3 – 4 workouts a week and manageable weights, before increasing their weight and classes intensity as you feel fitter. If you’ve already got a solid workout routine, push yourself to increase your weights, or cardio throughout. Every week focus on a mini goal. For example, trying a different class, reducing the cheat meals, trying a morning class instead of evening. Or increasing your rep count in each class. This can help you push yourself to get a better result.

 

There are a lot of excuses why people can’t start or maintain a fitness routine. Common ones are I don’t want to commit to a gym. I don’t have enough time. I wouldn’t know where to start. Those are all concerns and why fitness challenges are an ideal way to start with the aim of boosting results and added advantage is you get to see and try a new gym, and the most popular classes and equipment knowing it’s for a shorter period.

 

If you genuinely focus during a challenge they can be very beneficial as they give you the opportunity to set and achieve physical or nutritional goals. A challenge can help to get the ball rolling, but it may not be enough to make lasting change with some suggesting it takes an average of 66 days for a new behaviour to become ingrained.

 

At The Body Factory our fitness challenges run in spring, summer and winter each year with prizes up for grabs and a lot of other cool stuff. There are 55 group fitness classes are on every week with a range of different class types including HIIT, strength and boxing that are led by a variety of instructors.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are entirely an opinion by The Body Factory or representative thereof and do not take into account your individual health, circumstances or needs. For personal guidance, you should contact us or other qualified fitness or health professional.

Live Online Training

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The Body Factory is the gym for holistic health and fitness in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, and you can now access our group fitness and personal trainers at home or anywhere in the world through live stream! Our Online Training Membership is now available, bringing you over 20 classes every week live via Zoom. Live Facebook and Instagram streams share our top tip fitness tips, at-home workouts are posted daily to our Instagram, and our YouTube channel is live.

– Live Online Training: Group Fitness classes are now available by live stream from The Body Factory. Classes are available Online Monday to Sunday led by all your favourite instructors, and no equipment is needed. Classes include HIIT to keep lean and fit, strength to build and maintain muscle and boxing classes with more variety on the way.

Live Online classes can be accessed via Zoom. Simply download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app free from the App Store, and set-up your free account. Contact us for the meeting ID login used to access the classes by emailing getstarted@thebodyfactory.com.au.

Short Challenges to go with our Online workouts for home are available on our Instagram story. Please also subscribe to our YouTube channel for more workout content. Please check our timetable regularly for class updates and Live Facebook and Instagram streams with all our top workout tips.

– Online Personal Training: Online and Zoom personal training sessions are available with the coach of your choice. These sessions allow you to train from home or anywhere you like and programs are also available. Please contact your coach to book your session.

If you would like to find out more about online training contact us on the information below. Let’s understand your goals and what is the right classes and training for you.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are entirely an opinion by The Body Factory or representative thereof and do not take into account your individual health, circumstances or needs. For personal guidance, you should contact us or other qualified fitness or health professional.

28 Day MyZone Pairs Challenge

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The 28 Day MyZone Pairs Challenge is the perfect way to jump back into your post-isolation training regime in a fun environment by pairing up with a friend to take on this challenge that has $1,000 up for grabs.

Pair into male-female, or female-female teams to score MyZone Effort Points (MEPS) using their MyZone heart rate monitor and compete together against other pairs in the battle for first place.

Amongst the fun pairs will build their fitness levels and improve their cardiovascular fitness while training in the green, yellow and red MyZone heart rate zones. The MyZone heart rate monitor is included and there are also weekly bonus prizes to be won in class, along with a 28 day nutrition plan, two Saturday MEPS sessions and an end of challenge BBQ.

The challenge costs;
$99 for exisiting members with a MyZone Heart Rate Monitor
$179 for existing members needing a new monitor
$279 for non-members who need a monitor.

The MyZone Pairs Challenge and runs from 3/08 to 31/08 and more information can be found here. Contact Coaches Lyndal or Dane or email getstarted@thebodyfactory.com.au to confirm your spot today!  and we will see you there.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are entirely an opinion by The Body Factory or representative thereof and do not take into account your individual health, circumstances or needs. For personal guidance, you should contact us or other qualified fitness or health professional.