May 08, 2012
This month three of the JTX office and warehouse team will be putting the JTX Sprint7 treadmill through its paces. They each have very different goals and approaches; fat burning, fitness and rehabilitation after a long standing knee injury. They will walk, run, sprint and pant their way through their own home made fitness programmes. Follow their tips, progress and set backs here every week. Remember they are real members of the JTX Fitness team, but not personal trainers or fitness experts, so we cant guarantee this will be the most inspiring blog in the world but it might make you feel a little less bad if you struggle achieving your fitness goals!
Second to take on the challenge is our Office Manager:
What’s your long term fitness ambition? I want to lose weight – probably a couple of stone long term. But I also want to get to a point where I can run non stop no matter how slowly for 30mins.
What is your goal for May? I would ideally love to lose 10lbs (I’ve already lost three!) and fitness wise I want to have used the treadmill three times per week throughout May.
What is your workout plan? Incline interval training on the treadmill twice per week. Initially I will be walking at my top speed (around 4.5k) for a few minutes on the top level of incline, followed by a minute on a nearly flat incline to allow me to get my breath back. Repeating it for about 20minutes will keep my heart rate high enough to increase my fitness and burn callories. This should help me to get my fitness levels up without hammering my knees too hard. Also once per week I will add in a speed interval training session where I will be alternating between walking and running for a few minutes at a time to get my body slowly used to running.
How do you feel about running at the moment? With my current fitness level I find it physically very hard and difficult to actually motivate myself to get on the treadmill.
How will you stay motivated? Hopefully with the help of my co-workers and sharing my goals publicly it will keep me on the straight and narrow!
How do you rate your likelihood of success? Quite high 8/10 at the moment but ask me in a few weeks and I might change that prediction!