With 2014 well underway, waistlines have recovered from the silly season and the resolve to stick to once-solid New Year's resolutions is fading fast.
In our time-poor society, fitness tends to take the back seat. NSW Personal Trainer of the Year from leading 24/7 fitness group - Jetts - says that working out doesn't have to be an hour-per-day commitment. In fact, it doesn't even have to be half of that.
"A 15 minute workout has a variety of health benefits, and can add years on to your life. Not to mention - it's busy-proof; there is no specific time of the day or night do to it, so you can just fit it in whenever suits you," he said.
Here are Jarrad's hot tips for the ultimate 15 minutes of fitness:
- Choose 5 exercises (eg: weights, dead lifts, squats, chin-ups, bench press)
- Spend 1 minutes on each exercise, and go through this routine twice
- Finish with 5 minutes of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), alternating between 20 seconds of maximum intensity and 10 seconds rest.
Don't think you'll see results? Think again. According to Jarrad, by working out for 15 minutes a day you will be:
- Burning a substantial amount of calories
- Increasing blood flow
- Boosting metabolism
- Improving sleep patterns
- Increasing endorphin production
- Reducing stress.
Jetts pioneered the 24/7 no lock-in contract model in Australia 7 years ago, and is the largest home-grown fitness franchise in the country. For more information - head to www.jetts.com.au