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Getting Active
Getting Active

We are living in a time where staying active is more important than ever. Not only does being active keep us healthy and looking great, but it can also help improve our moods and give us more energy. However, with so many distractions like social media, Netflix, and...

Fitness at 40
Fitness at 40

It’s no secret that getting in shape is hard work. It takes time, dedication, and a lot of effort to achieve the body you want. But what if there was a way to cut down on all that time and make the process easier? "Fitness is a word that can be defined in many...

How to get fit fast
How to get fit fast

It’s no secret that getting in shape is hard work. It takes time, dedication, and a lot of effort to achieve the body you want. But what if there was a way to cut down on all that time and make the process easier? Believe it or not, there is a way to get fit fast –...

Why fitness is important for overall health
Why fitness is important for overall health

The benefits of staying fit and healthy are not hidden from any of us. It not only makes our body strong but also helps us improve our mental well-being. Regular physical activity can reduce anxiety, stress, and depression. It also increases our energy levels and...

The Benefits of Group Fitness Classes
The Benefits of Group Fitness Classes

Group fitness classes are a great way to get in shape, and they offer a variety of benefits that you can’t get from working out alone. Nowadays, there are all sorts of different types of classes available, so you can easily find one that fits your interests and...

The Importance of Stretching
The Importance of Stretching

Stretching is just like warming up before you exercise. Most health enthusiasts ignore this important step thinking that any physical activity is enough to work the muscles and burn calories. However, research has shown that stretching before a workout can actually...

Alcohol 
Alcohol 

The majority of us like to enjoy a glass of wine or a beer on the weekend occasionally and perhaps after a long stressful day at work which of course we see nothing wrong with at fitness flex, as we promote balanced diet and an 80/20 approach. However there are some...

Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are essential parts of your daily nutrition but this doesn’t mean you need to be popping supplement pills left right and centre. You can get them in each day though your diet. But unsure what vitamins you need and what they actually do to help...

The benefits of exercise during menopause
The benefits of exercise during menopause

Menopause is a time when many women start to experience a decline in their overall health. This can be due to a number of factors, including hormonal changes, lifestyle choices, and the aging process. As a woman, you should use this as a reminder that you must take...

Social Media & Fitness
Social Media & Fitness

With social media having such a big presence in our society now a days, it is almost impossible to avoid seeing before and after photos, people eating fancy meals and drinking cocktails looking over incredible skylines. But all of this can influence the way we think...

Getting into routine after a bank holiday weekend
Getting into routine after a bank holiday weekend

Getting into routine after a bank holiday weekend is always tough, especially when you have so many temptations around the house after easter. Coming up over the next two months there are many long weekends which we all love to have! but we want you to be prepared to...

Upper body strength 
Upper body strength 

Upper body strength training and its importance  We talk about regularly how important it is to maintain good posture during your day to day life and too often we find ourselves slumped over our desks working, or hunched over on the couch watching tv in the...

The importance of staying active and fit as you get older
The importance of staying active and fit as you get older

There is no comparison between the benefits of staying active and those of being sedentary. The latter can lead to weight gain, poor cardiovascular health, and even mental health issues. On the other hand, those who stay physically active and fit as they age are often...

Calorie Deficit, Maintainance & Surplus 
Calorie Deficit, Maintainance & Surplus 

What do those terms mean and how do you use these to achieve your goals?  I am sure you have heard about the importance of being in a calorie “deficit” if you are looking to lose body fat and achieve a desired goal but have probably wondered what that actually...

Creating a workout routine that fits into your schedule
Creating a workout routine that fits into your schedule

If you don't have an exercise routine that doesn't fit into your schedule, you may be less likely to stick to it. You will lose motivation and find it harder to make time for workouts if they are not part of your regular routine. It can be difficult to find time for...

How our 12 Week Programme is different to Bootcamp
How our 12 Week Programme is different to Bootcamp

Have you wondered what the difference is between our 12 Week Body Transformation & normal bootcamp sessions? Well lets break it down for you. 12 Week Body Transformation Runs every 12 weeks - you attend either 2 sessions or 3 sessions a week at the same time and...

Preparing is key
Preparing is key

When it comes to our health and fitness it is all to often that people don’t plan ahead and make this a priority, but is this where most people are going wrong from the outset? It is our health after all and it should always come priority in life. When you start a new...

Reframing your thoughts
Reframing your thoughts

Exercising as part of a routine or punishment for what you ate or because you actually enjoy it?  We know that many people take up new diets and regimes that they follow in order to achieve their goals and improve their health and this is something that we pride...

The reason behind your middle age spread
The reason behind your middle age spread

As early as our thirties, a fall in our hormone levels for both men and ladies begins to slow our metabolism so we burn less energy and store more fat. By definition, the middle age spread refers to fat that accumulates around the stomach and buttocks area. It’s a...

Lent – Do you try?
Lent – Do you try?

Lent is a tradition that takes place every year in the lead up to easter as part of the Christian religion, however many people get involved and challenge themselves to give something up for 40 days and 40 nights. The most common thing given up during this period is...

Doors Open For Our 90 Day Challenge
Doors Open For Our 90 Day Challenge

Are you ready to take your body shape, health and mindset to the next level?If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!Our 90 Day Challenge is designed to help you drop 10-20% body fat in just 12 weeks. At Fitness Flex, we understand that reaching your fitness...

Reasons you aren’t losing weight
Reasons you aren’t losing weight

Why is it so hard to figure out this weight loss stuff long term?You've tried it all and nothing seems to stick. Nothing keeps on working. You can't keep up the effort. It doesn't work with your real life. It doesn't work for you.You may feel like you KNOW exactly...

End of Jan – February slump
End of Jan – February slump

When you decided to make new years resolutions and big changes to your diet and lifestyle in December it sounded great and you started the year with all good intentions, but that same motivation is probably starting to fade, right?  This is natural and there...

January Blues?
January Blues?

January blues 🥶🔵 Dark days, cold days, financial struggles... There are lots of things that can leave us feeling a little blue in January So, what can we do in terms of self-care to try to improve these feelings? We recommend: A nutritious healthy balanced diet 🍽...

“𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆-𝗳𝗮𝘁”⁣
“𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆-𝗳𝗮𝘁”⁣

What do I mean?⁣⁣In 95% of cases, people don’t overeat because they are physically hungry⁣⁣They eat to soothe and suppress emotions ⁣⁣That emotion could be stress, worry, anxiety, boredom or overwhelm.⁣⁣Sometimes you’re aware of your emotions, a lot of the time you...

Do you struggle with this?
Do you struggle with this?

Do you struggle with knowing what to grab for food, when in a hurry? It could be that you haven't meal prepped or that you're simply not organised Does this sound familiar? In these situations those who struggle to see results make fundamental...

Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise
Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise

Truth: Training is good for your body and is the reason most people start training.Reality: There are so many more benefits to training that most people don't know about! It boosts your mood, improves your sleep but also helps with depression, anxiety, stress and...

How to get enough protein in your diet
How to get enough protein in your diet

Protein... Common frustrations are: "I don't know what to eat to hit my protein" or "I don't know what to buy" So I've made this easy Weekly Shop that I did myself last weekend. This shop contained the essential things that make their way into my shopping...

Burpess – Love or Hate them?
Burpess – Love or Hate them?

Burpees - they are a bit like marmite; you either love them or hate them. Burpees aren’t just beneficial for hardcore athletes or certified badasses… They are for everyone and all forms of exercise levels. Burpees are an awesome, calorie-torching, strength-building,...

Would you turn down a free 3 course meal?
Would you turn down a free 3 course meal?

If you were offered a free 3 course meal out would you turn it down? I guarantee over half of you just said “HELL NO” in your head when reading that question. So why when it comes to your health and well being would you pass up the opportunity for 3 free bootcamp...

How to stay motivated with exercise after the holiday
How to stay motivated with exercise after the holiday

If you’ve found it difficult to stick to a fitness routine amidst the chaos of summer holidays, work and catching up on socialising, then do not worry. September is here and it's scientifically proven to be the perfect time to reset your fitness routines, set new...

Here comes the D
Here comes the D

Being indoors for so long especially over the winter months is absolutely drastic. Not only when it comes to socialising…But also for keeping your brain healthy…And that’s because being inside means we get a lot less Vitamin D.Now a lot of people know they need...

Cool Foods To Eat In The Heat
Cool Foods To Eat In The Heat

As it heats up in the UK we need to make sure we are still taking care of ourselves and our bodies. Excessive heat, can seriously upset the body which can cause irritability, sleep problems, exhaustion and lack of concentration. Food and drink play a very large part...

Pre Summer Sale
Pre Summer Sale

It’s actually much more beneficial for you to workout in the summer and here are just a few of them: You drink much more water and naturally detox.The summer heat encourages regular water intake and ensures that nobody forgets to hydrate on a regular basis.You eat...

Fathers Day
Fathers Day

We all are familiar with Sunday 18th June 2022 being Fathers day and we appreciate this is a special time for most families as its a time to appreciate all the small things that our fathers do for their family. However this is not always a positive day for all,...

Ladies Why You Need To Lift Heavy
Ladies Why You Need To Lift Heavy

Myth - Weights make ladies big and bulky... FALSE... Weights will not make you big and bulky. Ladies do not have the same amount of testosterone as men do. Strength and weights are actually great for weight loss and creating those curves. Weight training not...

Creatine
Creatine

The what, whys and who’s of creatine supplementation  You may or may not be familiar with the word creatine but this is often associated with those people who lift heavy, get strong and dedicated to the gym, many of types of people you see in Basingstoke....

How to actually LOVE yourself!
How to actually LOVE yourself!

How to actually LOVE yourself  We all know that we are who we are and we only get one life, so why not make the most of it, right? Most people will admit to having floors and struggling some days with that voice inside of us telling us we aren’t good enough, or...

Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health is something that is experienced by most and talked about by few and this should not be something to be ashamed to talk about.  I have no doubt that everyone will experience a feeling of anxiety, self doubt, loneliness or depressing at some point in...

Not Seeing Results At Your Gym In Basingstoke?
Not Seeing Results At Your Gym In Basingstoke?

Not seeing results but working your butt off at your current gym in Basingstoke?  It is impossible for anyone to endlessly keep up with seeing results week in week out and over time it is normal for your progress to slow down, but if you are finding yourself not...

Your not fat, You just have fat
Your not fat, You just have fat

It's a phrase we say a lot to clients."You're not fat. You have fat." Excess fat does not get to label you and define who you are.Excess fat does not have to be permanent.Excess fat happens. It's normal…Don't let it become your identity.You are more than a number on...

How to avoid putting on weight this Easter
How to avoid putting on weight this Easter

Love an easter egg? But don't want to gain those extra lbs?Here are the simple strategies you can do to stop you gaining weight this Easter:1. If you don’t want to eat it, don’t buy it - When we have treats that are easily available will eat them so the best way to...

Active vs Passive Recovery
Active vs Passive Recovery

Active vs Passive Recovery and why is it so important to us?  Active recovery/Active rest, is when you do some sort of movement that is less intense than your regular workout days. That can be anything from yoga, a walk, or a leisurely jog. In general, an active...

Habits of successful dieters
Habits of successful dieters

Habits of Successful DietersWhen you see someone who has lost an incredible amount of weight and kept it offThere are probably a couple of things they have done🏋🏻‍♀️ Regular exercise - building muscle, speeding up metabolism and helping you to make better food...

Calories in vs Calories out 
Calories in vs Calories out 

Out Calories in relates to the amount of calories you eat and the calories out is the number of calories you burn! Now you burn calories on a daily basis regardless of it you actually move, this is known as your BMR - basically the calories are being burnt when your...

Let’s be real bootcamp sounds scary AF
Let’s be real bootcamp sounds scary AF

Let’s be real: Bootcamp sounds scary AF. Just the word alone conjures up images of military camp and phrases like “Drop and give me a hundred!” That’s probably because the term bootcamp did technically spur from military training; in the late 1800s, recruits for the...

Why you should start your Fitness Journey in December
Why you should start your Fitness Journey in December

We are a Bootcamp and Personal training gym in Basingstoke. We know that most people embrace the festive spirit wholeheartedly and put any hopes of starting a new fitness regime on the back burner until January. That's what New Year's resolutions are for right? Here...

The Importance of Stretching
The Importance of Stretching

Stretching is just like warming up before you exercise. We cover off alot of this in our Yoga classes at our gym and Bootcamp studio in Basingstoke. Most health enthusiasts ignore this important step thinking that any physical activity is enough to work the muscles...

The most effective workout for weight loss
The most effective workout for weight loss

If you are dealing with excess weight and want to slim down, your best bet is to focus on a combination of diet and exercise. There are many different types of exercise that can help you reach your fitness goals, but some may be more effective than others for weight...

Get fit after 40 at Our Gym In Basingstoke
Get fit after 40 at Our Gym In Basingstoke

There is no age limit for being fit. Whether you are in your 20s or your 60s, it is never too late to start working out and getting in shape. However, as we age, our bodies change and we no longer burn calories as easily as we used to. This is why it is even more...

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