4 Great Ways to Up Your Fitness Game This Fall
Sep 20, 2021
The crispness of the air, the crunch of leaves, the curl of a bicep. Yes, the cooler days of fall may be here, but that doesn’t mean your exercise routine should go into hibernation. Quite the opposite.
Schedules can get hairy during the last quarter of the year, with many people heading back to the office, back to school, and prepping for the encroaching holiday season. Still, don’t let put your healthier lifestyle on the backburner. Here are 4 great steps to help you up your fitness game this autumn.
- Choose the right intervals. High-Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT) has been shown to yield amazing results at an advanced rate. Short bursts of intense cardio, interspersed with brief recovery periods, can be custom-tailored to fit your workout style (body weight, burpees, sprints, cycling, etc.) while burning calories and boosting your metabolism faster. Interval training like this also delivers optimal vascular benefits, while lowering blood sugar levels, improving insulin resistance, and reducing the risk of disease, and so much more.
- Make your diet more dynamic. The autumn harvest is abundant with antioxidants and vitamins that our bodies need to maximize our workouts. Veggies like carrots, broccoli, and sweet potatoes; fruits like pumpkins, apples, and avocados, and a variety of legumes can all help our bodies ward off pollutants and free radicals. It is also advisable to eat several smaller meals every day. This helps you maintain energy and blood sugar levels throughout the day while curbing those over-indulgent urges that cause us to overeat.
- Warm up (and cool down) – and rest appropriately: Warming up for at least 15 minutes before your fall workout is essential. Not only does it dilate blood vessels, prepping your muscles for optimal flexibility, but it also reduces the stress on your heart. Comparable cool-down periods are equally critical, as is permitting yourself rest days in between your workouts. Balancing ample sleep and a nutritious diet is critical for long-term success.
- Give personal training a try. Fall weather can occasionally be unpredictable. Head indoors to a private suite and find a session that fits perfectly with your schedule. Meeting one-on-one with your certified trainer, you will be privy to a personalized program tailored to your personal goals and health needs. Better yet, there are no lines for equipment and no distractions or intimidation from other exercise enthusiasts.
The trainers at Fitness Together Ellicott City want to help you achieve your fitness goals this fall. Our private and semi-private workout suites allow you to set your own pace while offering customizable options to fit your lifestyle and schedule. Call 410-750-2228 to schedule your signature fit evaluation today.