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What is Holistic Fitness?

Holistic fitness is a form of fitness that focuses on the mind and body which is referred to as your “whole being” unlike traditional fitness that focuses on just your body.

Holistic fitness coaches training plan will include:

  • Mindfulness activities such as meditation
  • Mindset coaching such as turning bad habits into good
  • Holistic nutrition that includes food and drinks which have benefits for both the mind and body
  • Physical fitness

Holistic Exercises

Yoga is a great physical exercise and at the same time is  a great mental exercise because the physical poses can help you attain improved posture and coordination in your limbs while the breathing exercises helps you attain relaxation, mindful thinking which in turn leads to balance between your mind and body.

Pilates is a unique form of exercise that combines strength training and yoga. Pilates focuses of exercises that are slow, steady, and resistance-based movements to increase the core strength and flexibility of your body. Also because Pilates involves slow movements this allows you practise to controlling your breath and work on mindful thinking which can help reduce stress, anxiety, enhance your concentration and even improve sleeping habits. Furthermore there are certain equipment you use to increase resistance or provide support such as rings, bands medicine balls and reformer machines.

Tai-Chi is an ancient form of martial arts that not only teaches you self-defence techniques that provides you with physical stability but also through breathing techniques provides you with mental stability. Tai-Chi benefits include:

  • Decreased stress and anxiety levels
  • Improved aerobic capacity,
  • Increase energy and stamina,
  • Improved flexibility and balance
  • Improved strength to muscle

Furthermore Tai-Chi exercises are low impact and put minimal stress on your muscle and joints, therefore making it suitable for all ages.

Swimming is known as a holistic exercise that provides the benefits of both cardio and strength training. These Benefits include:

  • A way to burn fat
  • Promotes heart health
  • Builds muscle mass
  • Increased endurance
  • Your whole body is worked on
  • Provides relaxation when stressed
  • Improved sleep habits

Therefore swimming not only works on your body but also works on helping your mind become calm and relaxed.