March into a healthier you.
Hello Team Fit,
If your New Year's resolution has become a faded memory of cold winter days and the resistance bands you got yourself for Christmas got stored away with the ornaments, it's time to get your fit on. With about 100 days to summer and the possibility of being able to vacay somewhere fun, there is no greater motivation to get fitter. We've got your back, tummy arms, legs, sides, you get it lol - We are here with a plan.
Fun fitness finds fab fit food, and our never-ending support to encourage you all the way to your goal.
Get Set Goal
First things first, set a goal. Goals will add meaning to your fitness schedule. You'll feel a sense of achievement on accomplishing set targets. Every time you hit a fitness class, you're working towards a goal. Not to mention the self-discipline you build when you have a to-do list.
Goals don't have to be set in weight or inches; you could aim at attending four workout classes per week and getting three jogs in, or switching to more home-cooked meals; training specific muscle groups, you otherwise ignore, or simply making time to work out every day. Set small goals achieving these will extend your capacity to reach more goals.
Remove the Rutt
Mundane fitness routines are a buzz kill. Change is what keeps it fresh, even especially for the busy bees.
Not only does the same routine get boring but also that it genuinely stops working. So if you have limited time to work out, it's super important to switch up your exercises. Joining a class with a qualified instructor is a great way to challenge yourself safely.
Indoor Bore Outdoor Score.
Spring weather sets you up for success - trade the treadmill for a trail and get an incredible outdoor workout. You can even live-stream our classes from a park or your backyard. The possibilities are endless.
Flex with a Friend
Are you the kind to fall off the fitness wagon every Friday? A workout buddy can help keep you motivated and share your soreness after a grueling gym sesh. Keep it light and friendly or fierce and competitive, whatever works for you and your gang. After all, there is strength in numbers.
Get your green and your fit on by honing your gardening skills. Grow healthy veggies and fruit, all while burning some serious calories. Gardening feeds your body and your soul. Working with the earth and nurturing plants is really gratifying. It's a fun way to learn about local soil and produce and teach your kids about sustainability and hard work, all while working towards your fitness goal.
Remember to be mindful of self chatter. Positive quotes, motivational messages, and affirmations will encourage you to be your best self. If you're visually motivated, make sure to follow us on Instagram for fun finds. We are your fit fam for a reason.
At Salsa City Fitness, Troy, we are always coming up with exciting challenges to help you grow. Keep an eye out for updates and sign up for a new challenge to hold yourself accountable and change it up.
It's All About The Seasoning.
While the clocks spring forward, our bodies often take more than a minute to adjust to the change in time, temperature, and daylight.
Seasonal changes can put your body through the wringer. Knowing your level of fitness, individual goals, and your body's way of adapting to change is essential in choosing the right workout for you, especially if you're just getting back into a workout routine.
We have an assortment of classes for varied fitness levels all through the day.
Namaste in bed
One less hour of sleep got you wanting to skip spin? Yoga'nna wanna wake up when you show your body clock who's boss.
Yoga is the perfect way to reset your sleep-wake cycle during the time change. You can start by doing a few energizing asanas in the morning to shake off the sluggishness or practice calming breathing techniques and poses to prepare your body for sleep at night.
At Salsa City Fitness, we offer an assortment of Yoga classes. Join now and learn how to get your om on.
Here are a few refreshing yoga asanas
Setubandha Sarvangasana i.e. Bridge Pose
Lie on your back, bend your knees and plant your feet hip-width distance
Inhale, lift your hips up and breathe
Press through all four corners of your feet
Draw your shoulders together down your back
Hold for 3-5 breath cycles
Exhale, lower down
Ustrasana i.e. Camel Pose
Stand on your knees, bring your palms to your lower back with your fingers pointing down
Inhale, lengthen through your spine
Exhale, draw your gaze up and back
Press your hips forward to stack over your knees
Keep your hands at your lower back or reach towards your heels
Hold for 3-5 breaths
Kurmasana i.e. Tortoise Pose
Sit on your heels and take a prayer grip overhead
Inhale, lengthen your spine
Exhale, fold forward and touch your forehead, then the outer edges of your hands to the mat
Keep your hips connected to your heels
Breathe here for 3-5 breaths
Here are a few relaxing yoga asanas
Parsva Savasana a.k.a. Side Fetal Pose
Lie on your back
Bend your knees and roll to one side
Rest your head in the crook of your arm or on a prop
Breathe here for 5-10 breaths
Supta Parivartanasana a.k.a. Supine Twist
Lie on your back with your legs out long
Inhale, pull your right knee to your chest
Exhale, guide your right knee across your body
Stack your hips and keep both of your shoulders on the mat
Hold for 5-10 breaths, repeat on the other side
Viparita Karani a.k.a. Legs Up the Wall
Lie on your back with your arms straight by your sides
Keeping your hips on the ground, extend your legs straight up
Flex your feet towards your face
Rest here for 5-10 breaths
Spring is the perfect season to get fit. It's warm but not like the devil's front porch (lol); spring dresses and swimsuit season is fast approaching, time to get outside and get active again. With all these tips and tricks, you're all set to crush your fitness goals and spring back into shape.
By Sargam Merchant for Salsa City Fitness.