My Favorite Workout Routines/ Best and Most Effective ways to use the Gym

My favorite workouts are a variety of things….

  1. Pure Barre (3-5 times a week)
  2. Solid Core (1-2 times a week)
  3. Spin Class (1 time a week)
  4. Gym to lift and do cardio (1-2 times a week)

I never workout 10 times a week…. I do MAX 7. This is just an outline of what I like to do and how often I try to fit it in if I am focusing on it that week. Be realistic with yourself and your goals!

Everyone is different and what works for them/ what they enjoy is probably different and varies vastly from what works for me/ what I enjoy. Nevertheless, I would highly recommend trying Pure Barre, Solid Core, or Spin class… but sometimes these workouts can get too expensive for people so they stick with the gym which can be just as effective when done properly.

When I go to the gym…. This is usually what my routine looks like:

Stretch or roll out on a foam roller. —– 5-10 minutes

Start with Cardio for a warm-up (stair master or treadmill for 20 minutes, stair master is most effective for burning fat). ——20 minutes

Move onto your selected body part for that day to work (bi’s, tris, legs, back, shoulders, etc.)  ——–45 minutes- an hour

Take a 5-10 minute cardio cool down to relax and get your heart rate back up. ——–5-10 minutes

End with a core superset (Example: 1 minute plank, 30 crunches, 50 russian twists, and 30 bicycle twists…. and then repeat that 2-3 times). ———5-10 minutes

Tips:

~Going to the gym at least 3-5 times a week is the most effective and if you are trying to lose weight you need to do upwards of 30 minutes of cardio each time.

~If you are trying a new workout like Pure Barre, try at least 10 classes to see if it sticks before deciding that it isn’t for you.

~ Give yourself time to make progress, it doesn’t happen overnight.

~Motivate yourself: whether that’s going to 10 PB classes= a new pair of leggings, or a week of good eating= a cheat day…. set goals and make sure they are obtainable so you can stay motivated to see the finish line.

~Work with a Personal Trainer or Nutritionist (if this isn’t your budget, research online will do just fine) to make a strict eating schedule that works for you. The reason that I recommend this is because having someone to motivate you and keep you on track is often very, helpful.

Everyone is different and has their own personal goals and motivation! Stay healthy this Holiday season. It is okay to have cookies and cake, but you need to stay accountable even when you are busy to make time to prepare good food and good workouts.

Comment below some Healthy Habits that work for you!

 

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I am so excited to start this chapter of my life! It is so humbling and wonderful to try something new and to love every second of it. Thank you for sharing my journey with me.

3 thoughts on “My Favorite Workout Routines/ Best and Most Effective ways to use the Gym

    1. Winter for sure, I never want to get out of bed! I try to get it all done in the morning so that I can have the rest of my day.

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