Session 1 - Baseline testing/goals, purpose, habits and relationships
This introduction session allows members of the group to get to know each other in a safe environment without any judgement. We are all in the same boat trying to live the healthiest life we can given our circumstances. Some people may have more barriers to doing this than others.
In this session we build upon the experience of you and other group members and learn how to set achievable and satisfying long term ‘dream goals’ and short term ‘SMART’ goals.
We tap into the underlying ‘purpose’ for behaviour change. Everyone will be different but the strongest way to keep on track with a healthy lifestyle is making this ‘why’ more powerful. We talk you through how to do this to boost your results.
We also introduce the idea of building small, automatic habits in your day to make changing behaviour easier to keep on track in the long run.
We finish off with a guided bodyweight exercise class or a guided walk around the local community. Weather permitting we will be walking through nature in the local wood.
Please bring suitable trainers or walking shoes with good grip just in case there is a little mud on the route.
Session 2 – Nutrition and sleep
This session introduces ways to improve your diet without breaking the bank.
We discuss reading food packages for food quality and calorie content. We talk about the NHS ‘Eat well’ plate and how to build a balanced food plan which is tasty and affordable.
We also discuss the impact poor sleep has on your weight and eating habits and how to make small changes to improve the quantity and quality of your sleep.
The session ends with 30 minutes of guided bodyweight exercise.
Session 3 - Stress, mood and toxins
In this final session we recap all of the information discussed in the group so far.
We also tackle one of the most important barriers to sticking to a healthy lifestyle in the long term; poor mental health.
When we feel low, stressed, anxious, guilty, worthless or hopeless we often become demotivated. We can even start eating more, doing less exercise and sleeping less as a result of the stress.
We discuss simple breathing, movement and meditation tools to calm your stress levels quickly and boost your motivation to get back on track with your health habits.
We also talk about the link between the way we think and the way we feel and give you lots of tools to help to change negative, automatic thoughts if you suffer with them.
Finally, we discuss how alcohol, drugs and smoking can get in the way of your health goals and ways to reduce or even stop these habits safely.
We finish off with another guided walk with intervals of slow and faster pace to get your heart pumping and happy chemicals flowing. We always have pace leaders so no-one is left behind, whatever your fitness ability.