At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 152
hese professionals kno ho to improve your muscles and your
health their sessions are challenging, innovative and unbeatable fun
re you someone who wants to
get fitter, but struggles to find
the motivation t could be that
you need ritish ilitary itness
. his organisation is inspiring
positive change in people s lives by
bringing them together to get active
in the great outdoors.
It runs more than 400 sessions a week
parks across the
, from erth
to lymouth and tirling to outhampton.
uitable for everyone, these
classes are led by military trained
professionals ith fitness ualifications,
ho tailor sessions to match the abilities
of the members in their group.
hey can tell hich level participants
are at thanks to the coloured bibs they
ear green is for the sportiest athletes,
red is for intermediates those people
anting to push their fitness a little
further or perhaps training for an
event , hile blue is for beginners.
plus instructors all of
hom are serving or former members
of the armed forces have been trained
to be the best that they can be by
having a positive attitude and al ays
putting in ma imum effort. y bringing
this approach to classes, members
e perience the same distinctive ork
hard, play hard ethos and irrepressible
banter from their very first session.
ach class is not only an effective
orkout, taking advantage of the hills,
trees and fields that the environment
provides, but is also a good laugh.
ith your instructor s encouragement,
you ll train in pairs, groups and teams,
climbing over, cra ling under and
running around one another from
the first to the last minute of the
hour long session.
s one member said
here else can
you, as an adult, e perience the child
like liberation of playing a game of tag
or stuck in the mud
articipants find that, because they
are in a team, they push their limits the
classes make them ork harder than if
they ere orking out on their o n.
orking out on uneven terrain is proven
more calories than running
on an athletics track or treadmill.
n addition, every class includes a
variety of body eight e ercises and
high intensity interval training
hich delivers long term results by
boosting your metabolism for longer
than a simple run ould. ou ill
continue to burn calories at an elevated
rate for up to
hours after each session.
hile any kind of e ercise can
relieve stress, being in the natural
environment is particularly good
because trees give off chemicals that
reduce concentrations of the stress
hormone cortisol in humans.
oo much cortisol can lead to increased
abdominal fat and an immune system
that is less effective at repairing in uries
and fighting infections. ven ust seeing
trees can make people feel more rela ed.
classes are the same, so
you on t get bored. ifferent days of
the eek are dedicated to run club or
kit sessions, for e ample, and each
instructor brings different skills
and ideas. ll are e perts in creating
challenging circuits and games that
ork you hard ithout you realising
it and laughing burns calories, too
ou don t need any special kit to train
, as the instructors provide
not only e pertise and encouragement,
but the e uipment and ater, too you
A BMF instructor helps
a member to complete