Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mix up your workouts!!

Working out has to be fun and challenging. Trying new things can help to keep you focused on your workout and weight loss goals. I have been working out with a great friend for the past 4 weeks religiously to get ready for race season. We have been logging our food every day, working out between 4 and 6 days a week and have actually seen results. 

In addition, this great friend has been going to a boot camp class. I have always loved going to classes for the same reason people like to come to me - they don't have to think about what they are going to do and they have someone to make sure that all moves are being done correctly. She invited me to come with her last Saturday and I could finally join in - I was psyched!! 

Well, we walked in to Living Lean at 7:45 AM on Saturday and I was completely IMPRESSED! What a great facility Mark Derry has - clean, enough space, wide range of equipment, etc. I was also impressed by their professionalism and non-militant focus on each participant. The moves were tough and new to me and each participant has the ability to change the weight amount specifically for them - including having Mark or Jen, his assistant, increase the weight amount for your ability - to my dismay of course...

It was a great class and I plan on going back whenever my schedule allows. I was physically tired at the end of the workout, but I had no idea how sore I would be!! WOW! Being sore has reminded me how important it is to mix up your workouts and incorporate new ideas. Whether you incorporate new classes, a personal trainer, yoga, a new sport - whatever you decide is going to benefit you and your workout routine. Mix it up and trick your body into something new! 

If you haven't checked out Living Lean here in Chagrin Falls, I highly recommend it!

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