Welcome to Hip & Healthy’s 12 days of FITMAS! What is this, you might ask? For the 12 days leading up to Christmas day, we’re giving you a little insight into how some of our favourite wellness influencers are spending Christmas, their favourite parts of the festive season and little nuggets of wisdom!

On the 10th day of FITMAS, celebrity PT, Dan Roberts shares his nuggets of wisdom for keeping fit over the festive season and his thoughts on New Year’s resolutions!

What do you do to stay fit during the festive period?
To me, December is no different to January. I like to move and fitness to me has always been about moving, playing and really connecting with my body as opposed to improving how it looks. This allows me the freedom to not have to focus on boring exercises that only burn a load of calories or give me big muscles. Playing and competing in sports and general exercise is massive fun, so I don’t ever feel like not doing it!  I’ve recently got into gymnastics and so I’ll be practising that.


What do you eat on Christmas Day?
Everything. if I’m not feeling sick by 4pm then I haven’t done it right.


Do you prefer giving presents or receiving them?


Do you have New Year’s resolutions?
Nope. I like my imperfections, flaws and vices! As I’m in my 40’s now, things are different. I used to be mildly obsessed with goal setting and resolutions and self-improvement stuff in my 20’s. Now I focus way less on me and think more about the people around me, my loved ones, my employees, my clients and humanity in general. I try to serve others as best I can. I think this is missing in today’s obsession with self-improvement. We live in narcissistic times, but If we focus more on others rather than ourselves, through genuine compassion and empathy, then the world would be a better place and ironically we would all be happier!


What are you looking forward to in 2018
I’m hugely excited about the things the “Dan Roberts Group” have launching next year internationally. USA is a big market for us. Our online workout designed specifically for women; Methodology X sells well globally, particularly in USA so we will be branching out a bit with the launch of our new workout. Watch this space! It’s so exciting!

A Christmas present to our readers?
20% off my methodology X workout use code Hip20 here. Available until Dec 31st.