Working out is about getting better physically, mentally, emotionally, and reaching your own personal potential along the way. Some people want to build muscle, some want to have better endurance or athletic ability, most want to look and feel better.
To achieve success in fitness you have to create a balance between your diet, resistance training, and cardiovascular exercise.
We are all different and unique.
A cookie-cutter workout isn’t efficient or thorough enough if you are looking to get the best results from a fitness program/lifestyle. You have to fit the program to the way you live your life in order to get the best results possible.
The 3 dynamics of fitness
Resistance Training (a.k.a. weight training) helps keep and maintain muscle mass. Fat that we want to get rid of has to free itself from where it is stored, and then be transported to the muscle, where it actually is burned. Aging causes us to lose muscle mass so we need to challenge the body to keep our muscles from degenerating. A challenging training routine, combined with periods of recovery, allows the body to grow and maintain that muscle mass, while also promoting fat burning energy usage.
Supportive Nutrition is more than eating healthy food. When adding exercise to your lifestyle, your physiology (how your body functions) changes and your food intake must support these changes. Typically the best diets promote eating 5-6 times each day, every 3-3.5 hours. They limit simple and processed carbs, and ensure that you get adequate and quality forms of protein and nutrients.
Cardiovascular Exercises are the activities that you do to strengthen your heart and lungs to improve their ability to deliver oxygenated blood to your body while removing waste materials from your system. We need oxygen to burn fuel (what we eat) which provides nourishment to our body’s organs and tissues providing the nutrients that they need to function properly.
Keep in mind that even though you may be doing all three parts of a complete exercise program, you may not be balancing them according to your individual needs. If you sense that you are doing things correctly but are not getting the results that you want, you have a choice. You can educate yourself and develop the personal sensitivity that you need to find your balance, or you can ask one of our Fitness Directors.
We help our members every day and are happy to show you what you need to know to develop awareness, identify resources, create a game plan, and begin the actions that you need to balance your routine.
Create balance in your exercise routine and lifestyle, get your mind right, and make sure that you are on the path to feeling and looking the best you can be!