It’s pretty common for workout enthusiasts to incorporate regular cardio and strength days into their weekly routines. Some might even go so far as to designate “leg” days or “arm” days when strength training is hyper-focused on one area. Toss in some focused flexibility work and you’ve got it all covered. Right? Wrong!
Do you want to hear a fitness pro talk? Don’t just ask them whether or not you should be doing squats. That question alone will evoke an exuberant “YESSS!!!!!!” Instead, ask them “how” and “why.” Fitness pros light up likes kids when the ice cream truck rolls up when they get to talk about one the most effective exercises around!
Did you love playing sports as a kid, and find yourself missing the thrill of competition, the discipline of practice, and the joy of learning something new? Joining an adult sports club or league may be the perfect thing for you! Plus, it can be a great way to get more active without always having to head to the gym.
If you want to mix up your training, a 15-30 minute swim sesh may be just what you’re looking for. Never thought about jumping in a pool before? Consider that everyone from elite level athletes to senior citizens utilizes weekly swimming to maximize their physical potential.
Do you know what a shoulder shrug is? If you just responded by making the classic “I don’t know” gesture (palms up and shoulders lifted up toward your ears), then believe it or not you’ve already got part of the movement down!
Yoga has been shown to help with so many health problems that it’s a wonder more doctors aren’t “prescribing” it as medicine. From anxiety to arthritis, PTSD to chronic pain, yoga and its associated mindfulness and breathing exercises have helped millions of people reclaim their health.
There’s something about spin classes that can be a little intimidating. Maybe it’s the high energy music playing throughout the studio. Could be the fact that some participants seem to know what they’re doing, which can make newbies a little nervous.