Fitness Tips & Advice From our Mayfair Gym

Aerobic & Strength Training for Seniors

Aerobic & Strength Training for Seniors

Aerobic & Strength Training for Seniors

We all want to grow older in a healthy, fit and active way.  Sadly statistics globally suggest that many individuals do not.  In the most recent WHO (World Health Organisation) guidelines for physical activity report published in the British Medical Journal 2020, 1 in 4 adults and 3 in 4 adolescents do not complete even the basic aerobic exercise guidelines or 150 – 300 min of moderate level activity or 45 – 150 min or vigorous activity each week.

It seems we are becoming a sedentary and obese global population – time to do something about it! For most people of good health and full ability it is not rocket science – eat less exercise more is a good start point!

In our previous post we covered the issue of falls in seniors caused by poor stability, balance and strength.  We looked at how balance and proprioceptive training can help to reduce falls occurring.

Let us expand those training principles further now into general training for health and happy living for seniors in relation to the 2020 WHO report and recommendations….

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Fitness and Health for Seniors

Fitness and Health for Seniors

Fitness and Health for Seniors

The benefits of taking part in physical activity during older age are well documented but why do the majority of seniors not take part in activities they know will benefit them? In the US participating seniors are less than 27% of the population.

One of the greatest risks to seniors are falls, said to be reduced by up to 40% by participating in regular fitness training.  The second greatest unintentional injury deaths for over 60’s is falls with nearly 700,000 recorded deaths per year (WHO, 2021).

With the possibility of accidental injury and death so likely from falls, what can you do to mitigate the risks?  Luckily there are simple balance and stability exercises which together can reduce the risk of potentially falls.

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Pete Fraser Fitness fell running shoe review

inov-8 mudclaw 300 classic fell shoe

Pete Fraser Fitness reviews – if it gets our thumbs up – it’s good!

inov-8 mudclaw 300 classic

 

It’s sometimes difficult to get round to trying all the new products and clothing on the market. To help you, Pete Fraser Fitness have selected their choice favourites to save you the trouble.

Sit back and relax in the comfort we’ve put these garments and accessories through their paces, in the gym and on the mountains!


 

At Pete Fraser Fitness we love running! We stretch our legs on roads, trail and especially fell – you’ll find us running in Mayfair and the mountains! If you fancy a change from roads or trail you’re going to need to swap those road shoes for some full on fell shoes if you want to stay on your feet! Here’s our top pick of performance all terrain shoes.

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London Marathon Training

London Marathon Training

London Marathon Training

The London marathon is less than 8 weeks away and training should be going well at this point. Distances should be increasing and fitness should be improving, you should be feeling good about your running.

If you are new to distance running you may not be aware of some simple but important strategies and methods which could benefit your progression, reduce the possibility of injury and ultimately increase your race time.

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Motivation to exercise - what provides the motivation to train?

Motivation to exercise – what provides the motivation to train?

Motivation to exercise – what provides the motivation to train?

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These reasons are many:

  • Health improvement
  • Aesthetic development
  • Good old fashioned weight loss
  • Sport performance and competition
  • Mental health
  • Social integration

…are some of the main reasons people undertake exercise.

Here are our insights into why we and our clients chose to take up exercise….

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Why do you exercise, mind or body? The science behind the feeling good.

Why do you exercise?

Have you ever considered the scientific reasons behind why you exercise?

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These reasons are many:

  • Cardiorespiratory function improvement
  • Musculoskeletal strengthening
  • Neurological benefits
  • Endocrine and biochemical function improvement
  • Body weight normalization
  • etc, etc

These benefits are some of the reasons we feel better when we undertake exercise. Some people simply want to reduce their body fat or look more toned and this may make them feel better, more confident and therefore happier.

So lets go a little further….

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Training Secrets Revealed By Pete Fraser-Smith, Mayfair, London

Training Secrets Revealed By Pete Fraser-Smith, Mayfair, London

 Training Secrets Revealed By Pete Fraser-Smith, Mayfair, London

 

  • Ever considered why other people in your gym seem to progress far more quickly than you?
  • Hit a plateau in your training and need a boost?
  • Want to gain some insight into training more seriously to compete in a sport?

We can provide you with some high quality insight into training maintenance and progression to boost your health and fitness.

Pete Fraser Fitness, Mayfair has within it’s small highly skilled team National and International level athletes. They have competed in their specialist sports over many years and are ready to provide you with their insight to help you progress your training onto the next level.

Read on to learn the secrets of champions….

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Inov-8 mudclaw 275 review

Inov-8 mudclaw 275 review

Pete Fraser Fitness reviews – if it gets our thumbs up – it’s good!

Inov-8 mudclaw 275 review

 

It’s sometimes difficult to get round to trying all the new products and clothing on the market. To help you, Pete Fraser Fitness have selected their choice favourites to save you the trouble.

Sit back and relax in the comfort we’ve put these garments and accessories through their paces, in the gym and on the hill!


 

At Pete Fraser Fitness we love running! We stretch our legs on roads, trail and especially fell – you’ll find us running in Mayfair and the mountains! If you fancy a change from roads or trail you’re going to need to swap those road shoes for some full on fell shoes if you want to stay on your feet! Here’s our pick of performance all terrain shoes.

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the secret to fat loss

The secret to fat loss

The secret to fat loss

Everyone wants to lose fat right? From elite athletes all the way down to the new boy in the gym.

The question is, what is the best way to train for it?

We are going to give you a golden secret and some insight into energy systems and why importantly this is the key to training smart and losing fat. 

Read on for enlightenment…

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The secret to weight loss

The secret to weight loss

The secret to weight loss

 

Want to lose weight? The most common goal clients usually have is weight loss. Do you want to learn the secret to weight loss?

The secret to weight loss

The world of health and fitness is littered with myths, legends and uncertainty. Methods are often as far from science as possible. People seeking to lose weight (or more correctly body fat) often do manage changes through diet and/or exercise but find the method unsustainable and pile the fat back on.

The true secret is not glitzy but it is 100% science based and if followed will guarantee success and sustainability.

The exercise physiologists at Pete Fraser Fitness, Mayfair provide you with the weight loss secret knowledge.

Bring forth the secret of weight loss

 

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