Using tips from the pros, you can get fit effortlessly!
Summer is around the corner, and that means spending more time outdoors –usually in clothing that matches outdoor activity. Our Perth fitness trainers at Warwick Women’s Workout have a handful of ways you can easily get that summer bod.
Work out at higher intensity levels
Also referred to as “HIIT” for ‘high intensity interval training,’ this workout incorporates 30 second intervals of cardio, such as skipping rope, jumping jacks, running in place and the like. Doing these in short bursts will improve your cardio health.
Your fitness program should involve a method of staying active, even when it’s not during a workout time. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park your car further from your destination and lift small dumbbells whilst watching TV. Staying active even during down time is important.
Keep an eye on your diet
You’ve heard this many times before, but regular intake of fruit and veg is critical to a healthy diet. Diet can be almost more important than exercise when it comes to losing weight or staying fit.
Row your boat
A fantastic cardio workout is rowing, for its ability to work your abs, arms, legs and back at the same time whilst helping your heart reach its target rate. Whether you row on a machine – or even in a real boat – this workout will keep you fabulously fit.
Lift those weights
Of course, you should balance your workout with strength training – even if it’s a modest amount. Our fitness team agrees that the exercises with the best results are deadlifts, pull-ups and bench presses.
Keep it simple
We invite women of all ages to try our fitness community, but you can also accomplish your fitness goals in your own living room during the days you can’t join us. You can do sit ups, squats and push-ups as easily in your home as in a gym environment and the privacy can be a plus, too.
Find your personal coach
Research shows that women tend to stick with a fitness regimen more easily if they engage the services of a personal health coach. These experts help keep track of your goals, address and correct your weaknesses, suggest nutrition and improve your sense of wellness.
Mix it up
Combining strength training with cardio makes an effective workout. At our facility, we offer a circuit workout that combines both regimens into one powerhouse calorie-burning workout. Doing it this way will help build endurance and working your larger muscle sets.
Get in touch with your body clock
Your circadian rhythm – the inner ‘clock’ inside your body – helps regulate both wakefulness and sleepiness. If you keep track of your body’s personal clock, find the time that you have the most energy and use that time to exercise, if possible. Trying to work out when you’re already exhausted is essentially futile.
Give yourself more shut-eye
Sleep, in addition to being necessary, is also a great healer. Rest resets your body for another day, and the more you can manage, so much the better. A good night of rest will help regulate your metabolism, appetite and keep you from becoming cranky during the day.
Just say no to carbs in the evening
In fact, you should try to say no to a big, heavy dinner. Studies show that food won’t metabolise as quickly in the evenings – the time of day when you’re relaxing and winding down. Processed carbohydrates won’t help you fare better, either, so try to avoid white rice and pasta. Carbs, when not immediately burned off through exercise, can store as fat – derailing your plans to lose weight. Breakfast and lunch should be the larger meals of the day – so you have time enough to burn calories, no matter what you do.
At Warwick Women’s Workout, our professional staff are more than glad to assist when it comes to getting fit and keeping healthy. Contact gym manager Michelle Monks and start today on your journey to a new fitness program.