Your Body Transformation Starts Here

There are different training packages available at Pro Active, ranging from 12-week plans to training programmes that focus on areas of interest and performance. Each training system comes with nutritional guidelines and support if required.

The key is progression – every workout is part of a phase that will lead towards achieving your goal. Whether its weight loss, new muscle or extra definition, what’s your reason?

There are no fad fitness or diet plans at Pro Active. The focus is on lifelong improvements that are sustainable long-term. Rigid diet plans and over exercising isn’t what it’s about. Are you ready for a reboot?

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Buy Personal Training Gift Vouchers

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Personal Training Gift Vouchers make the perfect gift for a friend or family member.

Ideal for a new starter to health and fitness, or perhaps you know someone who is an avid gym goer but could do with some advice and motivation.

Voucher Options

An Introduction To Personal Training £96

Includes three 1-to-1 exercise sessions and comprehensive eating guidelines. The personal training appointments will focus on exercises that will serve your goal and complement your level of fitness. The introduction involves teaching the correct exercise technique to guarantee that you get the most from your exercises and to protect you from injury.

Or buy a voucher to the value you want to spend and use as a contribution to regular personal training sessions.

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How To Get Motivated To Exercise During December

From Christmas day to New Year’s Day, some people can gain up to 5 to 7 pounds.

This time of year can make keeping to a consistent workout routine difficult, between the cold temperatures, shorter daylight hours, travel chaos, parties and shopping, squeezing in physical activity can be tough!

Trainers are experts at holding you accountable. You have a set, paid appointment. Your trainer will be waiting for you. They help you to not only develop your own personalised goals but to also develop a realistic and achievable plan to attain these goals. Trainers have the ability to believe in you even when you are feeling at your lowest and don’t believe in yourself. “CAN’T” is not in a trainer’s vocabulary.

Trainers are educated on the most effective ways to help you get to your fitness goals. They will work with you to develop a routine that is realistic for you.

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Strength Training is a Must for Everyone

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Strength training is not only for building muscle mass, it’s essential for maintaining your ability to live independently as you age, slows the aging process, and even promotes weight loss.

If you’re new to strength training, learning proper exercise technique from someone with experience should form the basis of your muscle-building routine.

Gaining muscle strength is only one benefit of strength training. This form of exercise also helps prevent osteoporosis, improves your range of motion, and ability to perform functional (day-to-day) movements and even, when done properly, can act as a form of aerobic exercise and even help you lose weight.

The more muscle mass you have, the higher your resting metabolic rate. Unlike traditional cardio, strength training causes you to continue burning more calories for up to 72 hours after the exercise is over through a process known as after burn.

Many are also not aware that strength training has been shown to slow cellular aging, helping you to live a longer, healthier life. It also increases BDNF brain derived neurotropic factor that helps you remember and learn better.

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Why Maintaining Muscle Mass Is Important

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Muscle aging may start at a relatively young age. By the time you’re in your 30s, age-related muscle loss may already have begun if you’ve neglected to take proactive steps to prevent it.

Your muscles help keep your metabolic system intact, and maintaining muscle mass helps protect you against metabolic and hormonal decline, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

With appropriate diet and exercise, especially strength training, you can avoid and even reverse age-related muscle loss.

At Pro Active we like circuit training because it promotes muscle growth and improves cardiovascular health. The byproduct from this kind of workout is a better working metabolism.

Once muscle loss sets in your health is on a steep downhill slope. Loss of muscle equates to a general loss of physical energy, a tendency to gain excess weight, enhanced vulnerability to disease, and accelerated aging.

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Do You Work In Front Of A Computer All Day? – How’s Your Posture?

Sitting in front of a computer all day can force you to stick your neck forward and hunch your shoulders. If you’re not ergonomically correct, you will end up with back and neck pain. To counter these effects opt for ergonomically designed desk chairs at work. If you spend a lot of time on the phone at work, use a speakerphone or a headset, so your neck muscles will not contract unevenly. And finally, take breaks to walk around the office and stretch.

Posture problems you may not know about can lead to injury
There are many problems associated with poor posture that have negative long-term effects on your body and health. These problems with your posture will not only impact how you feel, but how your body looks. If you continue to exercise with poor posture you will recruit the wrong muscles and build your body disproportionately.

It is possible to prevent and correct posture problems with the right kind of exercise and stretching programme. Contact Pro Active for more details.

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What’s Stopping You From Going To The Gym?

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Are you too embarrassed to go to the gym? Does a busy gym make you feel self-conscious? There can be many hurdles to overcome if you are uncomfortable exercising in a public gym.

Consider Pro Active
Pro Active in Barnsley is a private gym exclusively for one-on-one exercise sessions. A Personal Trainer will help you perform the exercises with confidence and grace so that you don’t think you look funny or need to worry about doing it wrong.

Get a plan
You won’t go in and start doing strange things with the dumbbells. You will follow a legitimate programme that will move you closer to your dream for your body.

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