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How To Help Mum Get Fit

How to Help Mum Get Fit

This year Mother’s Day is on Sunday the 27th March 2022. Finding that special, important gift can become stressful especially when time is limited, and budgets are tight. If you want a special gift look no further because helping mum get fit can be one of the most beneficial and helpful things we can do. Below are some fantastic workout books that can make great gifts, so keep reading.

As many people have more time on their hands becoming fitter has never been more relevant. There are a few hidden gems loved by celebrities and the public at large that have been used behind closed doors in intimate quiet spaces for decades. These workout plans are effective, require little investment, and will boost vitality regardless of age.


BX Plans, Pilates, and Yoga are without a doubt the ‘grand oldies’ of fitness and have shaped our ‘get fit’ culture into what it is today.

This fitness plan was originally created in the 1950s for Canadian air force pilots. It is very niche, but extremely effective. As many pilots are sedentary or inactive for long periods of time, the need to exercise was crucial. The solution was the creation of 5 basic exercises to create peak fitness.

Loved for its ease and practicality the 5BX Plans Handbook became a worldwide bestseller with 23 million copies of the book being sold in 13 languages. Fast forward 70 years and it is still a much loved favourite. High-profile celebrities such as Dame Helen Mirren, Prince Philip, and Prince Charles have all benefitted from its use.

BX Plans Fitness is available for men, women, and children. The XBX fitness plan for women has 8 exercises that only take 12-minutes a day to complete. A colour illustrated book is priced at £12.99 and contains an easy-to-follow workout plan.

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Pilates is a high-conditioning form of exercise that is close to one hundred years old. Following on from the health movements of the latter part of the nineteenth century it aims to strengthen the body with special emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness.

Joseph Pilates called his method Contrology, because he believed that one could use the mind to control the muscles. Today Pilates is reported to be practiced by millions of people around the world and it is loved by high-profile celebrities like Madonna who combines both Pilates and Yoga into her workout routines.

Created to produce optimum health, Pilates can easily be done at home. You will need a mat and minimal equipment for strength resistance exercises. The Essential Guide to Pilates is available from Need2Know Books priced at £9.99. Visit:



Researchers estimate that Yoga may be almost 10,000 years old but modest guesses suggest an age of 5000 years which is still impressive.

It is not only a wonderful way to keep fit but a way of life. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices which originated in ancient India. Great for all ages the strength training it offers helps to keep bones strong and the mind quiet.

It can be practiced anywhere like in the tranquillity of a peaceful garden, or in one’s bedroom or living room. A perfect gift for mum Yoga the Essential Guide is available from Need2Know Books priced at £9.99. Visit:

So, there you have it. Some great fitness ideas for mum that are inexpensive yet healthy and inspirational. Which one will you choose?

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