The start of the New Year is a great incentive to kickstart your health and fitness with some new goals. Whether you’re looking to sweat it out in the gym, fitness classes, at home, or outside; it’s important to form well rounded habits, incorporating all aspects of fitness. While any exercise is better than nothing, to unlock the most benefits of your workout, we recommend a diverse group of movements.
Keeping up with a single style of workout is great for building and sticking to a routine. Health and fitness is all about planning; and consistency is key. But limiting yourself to just one style of exercise can have it’s downsides.
Imagine fitness styles as if they were individual exercises. Doing only Bicep Curls will make your arms big and buff, but you’ll probably laughed out of the gym for your (my) chicken legs. All the same, working out by only weight lifting will definitely increase your power and strength, but you’ll be more likely to hurt yourself and have barely be able to run to catch the bus.
Working in some Cross Training and a variety of exercise types in your fitness routine will do wonders for overall health and fitness, and help you stick to your goals. Using a combination of workout styles that improve your flexibility, stability, power, endurance, and strength can lead to a much more well-rounded level of fitness. This can be anything even in your everyday life, from walking to work or busting some sweet moves on the dance floor.
More importantly, doing the same exercises, over and over again, can get boring pretty quickly. This is a surefire way to burn out and quit. Trying a new exercise or movement once a month is a great way to keep things fresh and exciting. By experimenting, you can keep the fun in your workout, and you may just find something new you love.
While you could get this by going to different gyms, constantly changing locations can make it hard to build up the community and accountability you can get from sticking to one studio. Keeping up just one location is super helpful for building and sticking to a routine. It helps you to know exactly where you’re going each time, lets you memorize that schedule, and keep track of your progress more readily.
This is exactly what inspired Studio U, with a wide variety of classes including different types of Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Boot Camp, Dance, and more. You’ll be sure to get a diverse range of movements and exercises that can help hit your health and fitness goals and ensure a healthy level of conditioning.
Have fun, and enjoy your new workouts!