It can sometimes be hard to fit a workout session into daily life. With work, chores, family and many other responsibilities and commitments, taking care of yourself is often the first thing to take a backseat.
Skipping your exercise class when you have a lot on may seem like a good answer in the short term, but long term it could be counter productive. Sticking to your fitness routine isn't only good to maintain a healthy weight but it's also helps to keep you on an even keel emotionally. As little as 15 to 30 minutes most days of the week is all you need to be doing to see results. That’s less than 3 percent of your waking day, but the benefits to your life will be so much bigger.
More time in your day
The most obvious benefit of course, less time spent working out or running laps round the park means more time you can spend doing other the other things you need to fit into your day. Incorporating a short HIIT workout into your day will help you sweat out and stresses, burn more calories than a regular workout and boost your metabolism, meaning you'll continue burning long after the workout has ended. Why not try the Power Plate? It's the equivalent to an hour slogging away in the gym and much more fun as we have a wide variety of classes to keep it interesting, from open level for beginners to Power Box and HIIT to up the challenge.
A healthier heart
Take the stairs instead of the lift, get off the tube or bus a couple of stops early and walk the rest of the journey, or if your journey allows, maybe start cycling to work? Improving your cardio fitness not only helps you maintain a healthy weight and improve muscle tone, it will also improve your performance and stamina in other fitness classes and sports. Our Cycle classes are great for improving your cardiovascular fitness, keeping your heart healthy and your blood pressure steady and can also help you get a good nights sleep, helping you better tackle those busy days.
A kick ass core
Try to stick some core work in during your lunch time. Exercising during your break is the ideal way to find that focus needed to tackle the afternoon workload. Strengthening your core will help to improve your posture and reduce muscle imbalances caused by sports or long hours hunched over a computer. By getting your core work in a Yoga or Pilates class you will also increase your mobility and relieve tension in other areas of your body like your hips, glutes and hamstrings, all great for reducing lower back pain.
18 October 2016