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Spring Forward

Updated: Jun 30, 2021

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.

Go Green

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.

Mindful Motivation

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.

Challenge Yourself

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.

Select a class based on what you enjoy doing, love dancing? Join Belly Dance; Morning person? Join the am. Spin club; Looking for a short sweat sesh? Join Sculpt in 15.

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.

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