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Top 8 Food & Fitness courses for the Body and Mind

by Lisa Brennan

Looking to improve your eating habits or fitness for 2021? Have a look at some of our recommended courses as part of our Jumpstart January campaign!

  1. Jane Fonda's Low Impact Workout

One of the most popular programs of all time. Designed to jump start your metabolism and improve your overall physical fitness without being hard on the joints and muscles.

  1. Functional Fitness: The Crossfit Craze

This documentary takes a raw and introspective look into the world of FUNCTIONAL FITNESS, illustrating what this growing trend is all about. An inspiring film that explores how this fitness phenomenon has enhanced the lives of so many people.

  1. Everyday Yoga

Draw on the poses and routines presented in the course to develop a personalized yoga routine that will work for you in the everyday realities of 21st-century life. Keep sight of three principles: Breathe deliberately, move in non-habitual ways, and pursue mindful awareness.

  1. Chair Yoga

For those of us with limited mobility, yoga on a floor mat can seem like an activity that we're better off skipping. But in this fun exercise session, you'll discover how you can still perform basic yoga routines to work your whole body--all from the ease and accessibility of a chair.

  1. Mastering Tai Chi

These 24 half-hour lessons, taught by an International Master Tai Chi Instructor, take you deeply into the practice, focusing on a routine known as the Yang-style 40-movement form. Known as moving meditation, tai chi is part exercise, part relaxation and is accessible to everyone, regardless of age of the current level of physical fitness.

  1. Pilates Essentials

Certified Pilates Instructor Lindsey Jackson has a unique teaching style and makes Pilates accessible, easy to follow and entertaining whilst bringing all the known benefits of a strong core, abdominal and back strength and a calmness of mind.

She includes a warm up to prepare your body, a workout for all at multi levels, and a calming relaxation. Lindsey teaches a mixed gender class, illustrating 3 levels to suit different abilities. Her knowledge of health, fitness, yoga and Pilates fuses effectively, producing this holistic program for beginners and improvers.

  1. Making Healthy Food Taste Great

"Healthy" food doesn't have to taste bland and boring. Instead, learn how to use healthy ingredients and seasonings, particularly of international cuisines, to enliven your diet and keep the pleasure in cooking and eating with this course taught by a nutrition instructor and a master chef at The Culinary Institute of America.

  1. Great Meals in Less Time

We'd all love to create the same wholesome, delicious meals that professional chefs make. But there is one thing that often prevents us from doing so: lack of time. Now, in six innovative and practical lessons, award-winning Chef-Instructor Bill Briwa of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America shows you the same skills, strategies, and tricks that professional chefs use.