You’re busy, you’re tired, and you’re just trying to get a quick workout in so you can get on with the rest of your day. We know the feeling. In moments like these it’s easy to assume that you can gulp down some water after the run, or that you can stretch later…but all too often, later becomes never. Then not only is your body missing out on much-needed TLC, but you’re also just working the same few muscles every time you hit the gym. Before you know it, you’re in a rut. Lame.The good news? Kelvin Gary, personal trainer and founder of Body Space Fitness, is sharing his best ideas for doing things right.
Find a Buddy
“Having an ercise partner holds you accountable and helps keep you motivated. Think of it like having a study group for the gym! Hold weekly or monthly check-ins to see where you are with each of your fitness goals.”
Switch Things Up
“Take advantage of your gym! Make sure to explore different classes and machines. Seeing results and, more importantly, sustaining a high level of fitness depends on variation. Changing up your routine challenges your body and will keep you from hitting an ercise plateau. Make sure your entire workout plan is well rounded and balanced.”
“Overtraining is very dangerous and proper rest is important. Working out seven days a week or multiple times a day does not give your body the proper time to recover. This can lead to fatigue, injury, and you’ll actually see fewer results.”