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Fast-track to fitness: 5 top tips

Started well but losing your enthusiasm during lockdown? Angie at StudioBelle Warminster on how to stay motivated and improve your health and wellbeing

Promised yourself you’d eat well and get super fit during lockdown? For many of us, the excuses of commutes, long working days, not enough time and tiredness have been removed – so, er, why can we still not commit to fit?! Angie, co-owner of StudioBelle in Warminster and much sought after personal trainer, is the woman who knows how to get a grip on the most important asset we have – our health – during these unprecedented times. Over to you Angie…

Since the Studio closed in Early March and PT followed suit shortly afterwards, I have found  myself having to find other ways to inspire people. We all want to make a difference in these times and my gift is to give away free workouts and motivation by utilising my Instagram and Facebook.

It’s tough at the moment as people like to socialise whilst enjoying fitness or they like to be face to face but we all know that’s not possible right now…so what can we do to pass the time and fight the battle of mental and physical health?

My top 5 tips to finding your discipline

Have a plan – follow someone online and connect with them, purchase a program, follow a schedule or merely write down a plan for the week ahead. My live workouts are planned each week so not only followers know what they are doing and when they are working out but so do I, if I plan ahead I can plan my life around this and that’s where it becomes do-able.


Write down your ‘Post workout Buzz’. When you’ve finished a workout write down how it made you feel, I guarantee that when your buzzing and off your face on endorphins you’ll write some great feedback for the workout you’ve just completed and then next time you’re questioning a workout you can head to that workout diary entry and that should hit a spot that you want to get back to.


Give yourself rewards… you cant be great all the time, I like to say Saturday evenings are my treat nights, anything I have craved during the week will be bought out on Saturday night, I give myself a time slot of 2 hours to reward myself with the yummy treats I’ve denied myself of Monday-Friday. It keeps me focused and looking forward to Saturday (even though I have no idea what day of the week it is at the moment).


Keep it varied, my workouts atm are anything from walking to running, boxing to cardio, barbells to kettlebells, hiit intervals, arms and abs and everything in between. I have also set up a YouTube Channel for all of my workouts and that has been something I’ve wanted to do for a while so that’s a positive I can take from the lock down. Variety is definitely key to staying motivated, as is learning about something new in these challenging times.


Do it for you and your family, working out is exercising your right to some self-care which right now is needed more than ever. But also with two toddlers to keep in tow each day, my hour to exercise without doubt is helping me to manage lock down, it helps me be a better parent and partner and it helps keep my love for fitness alive and kicking. Do not allow lock down to take away the things you can do and enjoy. Fitness, and your daily exercise…right now, is one of the biggest rights you have so soak it up and come out of lockdown a happier and healthier you.


Angie is a Personal Trainer at FitBellePT angiebell_pt, and co-owner of StudioBelle Warminster studiobellefitness

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