To be fit and healthy you need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis.
Do you have a hard time getting off the couch and getting to the gym? You have no plan, no motivation? Fitness classes may just be for you! They’re one of the best ways to hold yourself accountable to hitting your goals. You just show up, follow the workout and leave sweaty feeling accomplished! Listed below are a few classes to check out...
Yoga & Stretch
Are you the type of person that hates stretching? Maybe joining a yoga class is exactly what you need. Incorporating yoga into your routine can help enhance your health, increase strength and flexibility and reduce symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety. And just maybe afterwards you’ll be able to fold into a pretzel!
Do you have zero idea how to workout? Join a circuit style class to get started! Strength training has so many health benefits. It improves your muscle strength to protect your joints from injuries. It will better manage your weight and increase muscle-to-fat ratio, as you gain muscle your body will burn more calories at rest. Weight-bearing exercises also help increase your bone density so you won’t break so easily, tell that to granny! You’ll feel stronger, look better and increase the quality of your life. Damn sign me up!
Cardio classes are one of the best ways lose fat and increase your endurance. It builds the strength of your heart so it doesn’t have to pump so hard and it increases your lung capacity. The class will fluctuate between low, mid and high intensities which will never allow your body to
adapt causing you to constantly see results. BOOM! It helps reduce your risk of heart attacks, prevent high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and some forms of cancer.
This class is definitely one to check out if your goal is to lose weight, build muscle mass in your lower body and increase your lactate threshold. It’s low impact on the joints like the knees, hips and ankles so if you’re recovering from an injury, this is a great way to get back on track. You can make the workout as intense as you’d like plus it’s a fun way to get fit!
At the end of the day what matters most is that you change your behaviour from staying home to breaking a sweat in the gym with some form of exercise. Pick a class you think you’d enjoy and get at it!