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CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN In the first of his new health and fitness columns, personal trainer Matt Guy Wright tells you how to incorporate a few simple exercises into your daily routine


o spring finally made a glorious comeback and summer is now knocking at the door.

This is when we discover that

the sins hidden all winter by

in The Sound Of Music because

our big coats and jumpers will

she was too busy climbing every

be revealed by T-shirts and shorts

mountain to be out of shape.

in the summer. So it’s time to get in shape. Pronto.

Sussex is full of beautiful rolling hills. It’s the Queen

Dust off those trainers and learn how to factor some basic fitness routines into everyday life

steps each day. To start losing weight, they need to walk yet another 2,000 steps a day. So adding more walking into your everyday life is a great start to

county of the South Downs,

get fitter than you are now.

the gym or feel you just don’t

which cover an area of 260sq

I advise all my personal

have time to get fitter, the trick

miles alone. From Seven Sisters

training clients to buy a few bits

is to factor some basic fitness

to Ashdown Forest, we live in

of simple, no-fuss equipment

know-how into your day.

one giant outdoor gym here,

to use, whether you’re out and

and chances are there’s a hill

about, at the gym or at home.

near you – so use it!

These are inexpensive items that

Whether you use a gym, hate

When Rocky wanted to become world champ, he didn’t just join

The average sedentary person

are easy to use, are sold in all

upped, he ran up and down those

who has a desk job walks around

sports shops and won’t end up

steps punching the air to The Eye

2,000 steps each day. To maintain

as a clothes horse to hang your

of the Tiger. Julie Andrews was a

their current weight, that person

shirts on next to the ironing

thin, petite nun spinning around

needs to walk a further 2,000

board in the spare bedroom…

his gym, he jogged, he press-

30 | W W W. SU SS E X ST Y L E.CO M | M AY 2014

Sussex Style May 2014  

Family Lifestyle Magazine for Sussex

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