Ever wonder what your trainer’s week of workouts includes, and how they make the time to train? Take a walk, run or squat in the shoes of 8 Longevity trainers as they share their latest training regimen.
Like many, after the coronavirus really hit hard, I struggled with sleep, stress, anxiety, and lack of motivation. I did my best to keep up with an exercise routine but had it not been for two quarantine workout buddies to keep me going, I may honestly have taken a full on hiatus. Come August though, I had a check-in with myself and knew I was stronger than I was allowing myself to believe and made a commitment to get back to my pre pandemic fitness regimen. For me, I know working out first thing in the morning, boosts my mood and gives me energy throughout the day. So I first recruited a new running coach, our two year old dog, Bandit. Seeing him get so excited each morning, waiting at the door in anticipation, was the momentum I needed and before long, I had also gotten back into my Pilates, strength training, and Stair Climber routine. And I haven’t looked back since- I just keep climbing.
Exercise is definitely a privilege and I love doing it. I change it up pretty regularly, but I commit to doing a minimum of 30 minutes per day. I’ve been trying to incorporate more cardio because it has me feeling SO energized afterward! Pilates and Strength Training remain my favorites.
Lately, my focus has been on recovery and mobility, strengthening some misalignments, and working on relaxing my overworked muscles - ensuring everything can move pain-free.
Full transparency: my workouts as of late have been prompted by last-minute openings in class, Pilates and Sweat Therapy instructor training, peer pressure/encouragement from my colleagues, and/or sporadic bursts of energy. As I like to preach and practice, ‘any movement is better than no movement.’ I jot down my workouts in my planner every Sunday. I may not actually do each workout on its respective day, but having this tangible structure alone helps me gauge the small victories (and shortcomings) at the end of the week, and realistically plan for the next.
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