Norfolk Mums On A Mission
This month we welcome Norfolk Mums on a Mission as regular contributors to our magazine/website. They will be sharing their experiences of fitness and sporting activities in the area.
Who are we?
A group of three mums in their 30s and 40s living in Norfolk.
What’s the mission?
We hope to try out a range of exercise and sporting activities in the local area, rating each one and informing you about what’s out there.
Why are we doing it?
P – Of course, I want to get fitter, but also having recently come out of a long-term relationship, I want to try and build my confidence and feel positive. Knowing how much Zumba lifts me each week by getting the endorphins flowing, I figured this would do the same. I also want to try new things and love the fact I can do this alongside my friends.
B – I wanted to try something new which would challenge me in new ways as I think your body can get used to the regular exercise you do and you get stuck in a rut. I’m hoping this will give me new ideas and challenge me to get fitter.
V – For several years now, I’ve been a Zumba fanatic and run on a fairly regular basis. I’ve been looking for other things to supplement my current regime and this seemed like the perfect way. Unfortunately, my anxiety has got on top of me recently and my energy levels have dipped. But what better way to fight back than with endorphins and exercising with friends?
How will we rate the activities?
The following areas will be scored out of five. Each of us will do our own ratings as, knowing how different we are when it comes to finding a restaurant where we will all eat something on the menu (no names will be mentioned as to the fussiest of us!!!), we will ultimately argue for hours on end…
Sweat – how sweaty did the activity leave us?
Enjoyment – how much did we enjoy the activity?
Effort – how much effort did we have to put in?
Difficulty – how difficult was the activity to follow?
DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) – did we suffer from DOMS afterwards?
Cost – how expensive was the activity? We will also let you know if there were any advantages to booking several sessions at once.
Overall – taking all of the above criteria into account, how likely are we to repeat the exercise and build it into our weekly fitness regime?
Activity: Personal Training (PT) Sessions with Happy Sports and Fitness
Two of our children had been attending Gymnastics classes with Mike and when the offer of six PT sessions for £40 appeared on Facebook, us Norfolk Mums on a Mission decided that would be our very first activity. So far, we have had two sessions. We will be fully evaluating the sessions in next month’s edition of Iceni magazine.
The location is a garden in rural Norfolk with a wealth of equipment – from tyres to ropes, boxing gloves to rowing machine, step to dumbbells. To say we were apprehensive before our first session is probably an understatement. “It seemed like a good idea at the time!” stated P whose tummy was filled with butterflies. B and V agreed as they sat in their car waiting for the previous clients to finish their session…
In reality, the session wasn’t at all scary; it was physically demanding though. Mike put us all at ease. We had a quick warm up session and then he explained each exercise in the circuit, demonstrating correct posture and breathing. We completed each one for thirty seconds at a time before moving on to the next. Additionally, we had some measurements taken. Having started our PT sessions on one of the hottest evenings of the year, we were all proud of ourselves for not having suffered heat exhaustion. Smiles planted on our faces, we left feeling excited about the prospect of
Got any suggestions for future exercise/sporting activities we should try? Let us know!
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