Mixing It Up: Tips for making your Workout Routine Stick!
It's one of the first things we learn in school: Everyone is different. And it's especially true when it comes to our health and fitness. Our bodies react differently to certain types of training. Our stomachs handle different foods in a variety of ways. Some of us are excited for a workout that others dread even attempting. Unfortunately this kind of nuance tends to be absent from marketing and advertising, and we're lead to believe that a given product is just perfect for us, no matter who we are or what we need.
But if that were truly the case, we would have cracked the code to health and happiness long ago, and no one would be struggling with their weight, their health, or even their body image the way so many of us are today.
The truth? The best diet and the best workout program are the ones you can stick with. Each of us needs to find a workout program that we can consistently do. We need to get our bodies adapted to moving every single day. And we each need to find a way of eating healthy that works well within our lifestyle day in and day out---while be kind and loving to ourselves along the way.
For me I played sports most of my life so I was used to pushing myself, but that doesn't mean that I don't struggle to get in a workout and/or stick to a routine. But the Strengthen is in the Struggle so keep trying by trying different things and different workouts until you find your groove.
I have been using ClassPass, right now they have a promotion for $19 Base for one month of classes across LA. So far I have tried a few classes that have made me sweat but also made me smile because I felt stronger and taller over these past few weeks.
I love, love Soul Cycle--it's the best of the best but my favorite instructor Pixie has moved to the other locations and it's been hard to get into her classes. That said I thought it would be good to spread my wings a little bit and try a new place. Plus it's one of the studios on ClassPass :)
BeSpoke is small, cute and clean with FREE shoe rentals, lockers and much more. I liked the class with Elady
Elady was warm and sweet, taking time to learn the classes names, making you feeling welcomed. She gave us specific instructions backed up with solid hip-hop music from start to finish. Good class.
Now, if you watch "reality" TV then you know about the Cycle House instructors Nichelle, Aaron and others but that's not why I went---again one of the studios offered through ClassPass so I jumped on it this weekend. The class taught by Aaron was good and left me sweaty and happy :) I also learned another thing about Cycle House---that they care deeply about improving the underserved community around us and so for every single ride taken, Cycle House donates two meals to a person in need. With your help, Cycle House donates thousands of meals every week. Workout for a purpose!
And also in the same WeHo area is the newbie Rise Nations---which is a 30 min climber class that does kick you ass. That's why it's 30 mins! I took the Climb class for the second time last weekend and it was more fun than the first time. I loved Nick's music, pace and energy. Grab a friend and climber! Then hold each other as you walk out to grab lunch at Soda Pop on La Cienega
I took the Climb class for the second time last weekend and it was more fun than the first time. I loved Nick's music, pace and energy. Grab a friend and climber! Then hold each other as you walk out to grab lunch at Soda Pop on La Cienega. You will love your post workout glow more.
This is a Food AND Lifestyle blog afterall. Showing you some love :)
In addition to ClassPass I am working out with a personal trainer (fancy I know) but Dena Seletzky was a much needed investment in myself and I have seen a steady progress in my posture and shape.
So there it is!
It's been for me getting back into shape---first for Ryan's wedding, then making it about and for me....keep it move folks little each day.