Finally, the Reno weather is cooperating and it really feels like spring! If you’ve spent the winter and the first part of our chilly spring basically hibernating and indulging, now’s the time to get back in the game. Here are five tips for spring cleaning your fitness to get ready for summer.
Before starting any kind of fitness plan after extended time off, it’s a good idea to speak with your doctor first. If you have health conditions like diabetes, hypertension or other medical issues, this is especially important. You should also start slowly with your weight and reps. A heavy lifting session after months of downtime will make it hard to get back in the gym the next day.
Tip: A certified personal trainer can help you ease into your workouts without overdoing it.
Be Clear About Your Goals
Before you hit the gym, think about what you’re trying to accomplish. Are you trying to build stamina Put on muscle? Lose weight? Remember that nutrition plays a critical role in fat loss, so if your goals include toning up and slimming down, diet has to be a factor.
Tip: If you aren’t sure how to design a fitness program that will move you toward your goals, the right personal trainer can help.
Take advantage of farmer’s markets, which are popping up everywhere! Fresh fruits and veggies are a staple in a healthy diet, and nutrition is the backbone to any fitness program. You can’t out-train a bad diet, and this is especially true if you’re hoping to see visible changes to your shape.
Find a Partner
Accountability and motivation are two benefits of training with someone else, whether it’s a workout buddy or a personal trainer. Find a friend who will keep you going when the gym is the last thing you want to do, or pull the trigger on a personal trainer. Turning your fitness into an investment is a really great way to commit. Plus, you’ll benefit from your trainer’s knowledge and expertise.
Keep Things Interesting
Effective fitness doesn’t have to be the same old thing. There are lots of ways to keep your fitness interesting, and a personal trainer can help if you’re not sure what to do. Try hitting up the high school track after school is out, running the trails in our beautiful parks, or jumping into different group fitness classes. You can also work with a personal trainer, where you’ll get a variety of different workouts without sacrificing safety or results.
This is the time of year when people focus on fitness. If you’re one of them, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal trainers today. We can help you spring clean your fitness to get ready for summer and beyond.