Every so often we find ourselves in a fitness lull. Here's what happens: we find the classes and coaches we love and create a daily routine for ourselves. It is possible that your approach to working out has changed since you first started. Sometimes, we find ourselves half-heartedly going through the motions of working out simply to check it off the to-do list. Consider mixing it up! Change can be scary, but if it doesn't challenge you - it doesn't change you. Try out the following steps to revitalize and refocus your workouts.
STEP 1: Re-examine your fitness goals. They change as you progress.
- Is it weight loss? Build muscle? Move and feel better?
STEP 2: What do you need to focus to achieve said goal?
- If I want to build strength, I need to lift more and heavier weights. If I want to work on flexibility, I need more mobility and stretching in my life. And so on…
STEP 3: Figure out the best classes and schedule to accomplish it.
- Say your goal is gain some muscle and get stronger, but you only take All Endurance classes. While rowing by itself builds muscle and strength, there are classes that focus more towards goal and will accomplish it quicker. For, example, All Strength is more geared for this.
STEP 4: Do it.
- Once you know the solution, don't delay. The sooner you start the quicker you will see your wanted results.
Long-story short, don’t be afraid to try new classes or push yourself a little harder. Every class and movement we do here at ROW is scaleable to all fitness levels and abilities. If you can do All Body, you most certainly can do the All Strength. Our coaches will teach you everything you need to know for any class and will work with you throughout. Never be afraid to try something just because you don’t think you can do it. Our job is not to let you fail. We are here to educate and improve you everyday.
One of my favorites quotes to live by is, “Do something everyday that scares you.” This absolutely can be applied to your workout routine - it is how you are going to figure out what you are truly capable of.