Meet Dominique. She is a mobile personal trainer, a group exercise instructor and an athlete who has been in the industry for nearly 5 years. Dominique’s fitness career was inspired by her mother who is also part of the fitness industry. Her training sessions are influenced by her practice of Shotokan Karate (a form of martial arts). She is also a black belt in the sport. Her company ‘BootKamp’ provides boot camp sessions across London. Read on as we explore the subject of keeping fit when in a relationship, and for some health tips!
Who are your clients?
I have all different types of clients working towards different goals; losing weight, strength/core conditioning, sports specific training etc.
Why is it important to stay fit, healthy in general and in a relationship?
You tend to appreciate your relationship and are more attracted to your partner, physically knowing that both you and your partner value your wellbeing. You will also find yourself more attractive which gives you more self-esteem which can enhance a relationship. You will have a happier, more functional and a more-likely-to last relationship as keeping fit enhances your mental stability and can improve your social life. Exercise is a definitely a way to release stress. It eliminates any unnecessary stress in your daily life and away from yourself and your partner.
What are the body parts you've found most ladies like to work on when they train with you or in general
- Abs and lower abs
- Quads and Abductors "Hips"
WORKING OUT WITH YOUR PARTNER
- Going to the gym together
- Going for a run/ jog/bike ride
- Playing paired sports eg. tennis, squash
KEEPING FIT FOR THE BEDROOM
Exercise can improve your sex life – need I say more? Your sex will last longer, you will feel more confident and manoeuvring around will be much easier! Sex is a great form of exercise!
5 SIMPLE NUTRITION TIPS THAT CONTRIBUTES TO PHYSICAL CHANGE
- Always have Breakfast
- Try to eat regularly but sensibly; every two to three hours
- Try to eat more complex Carbs
- Try to eat no later than 7/7:30
- Make sure you get a good amount Iron and Calcium
A 10 MINUTE WORKOUT PLAN THAT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Spend 30 seconds on the following and repeat 3x. Aim to have as much minimal rest between each as possible.
- Jump Squats
- Alternate Leg Back Lunges
- Press Ups
- Suitcase Crunches
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