So you might have looked the other way during the New Year’s push to get in shape. And you were maybe just really busy when everyone else was sweating through their March and April in preparation for summer wedding season. And now, here it is . . . The Big Day. Whether it’s you or a loved one who will be strutting down the aisle this summer, you want to look your best, right? Well, before you panic and start seriously considering all kinds of “lose-it-fast” gimmicks or pricey medical interventions, never fear. While there is no shortcut to getting fit and in shape, there are a few things that you can start doing today to get yourself in the best possible shape as you can, in the least amount of time.
- Come to FIT36. And we’re not just saying that. Study after study has found that HIIT cycles are the very best way to get in shape quickly. Between the compound movements that tackle multiple muscle groups at once, and the massive calorie burn rate both during and after the class, you’ll be hard-pressed to find an exercise that brings more rapid results. Plus, just to ensure that you’re working every class to your absolute highest potential, our instructors keep watch on your heart monitor progress and will help keep you in your highest calorie-burning zone for as long as is safe and effective. (Bonus: got a little pre-wedding stress? Our classes will help take care of that, as well.)
- Refuel smartly. When muscles are taxed, such as during a workout, they develop tiny tears that, when healed, cause the muscle to grow. Feeding these stressed and depleted muscles well is key to making sure they build and develop to their full potential. Post workout, make it a point to eat a ratio of 2:1, carbs to protein, aiming for 20-30 grams of protein.
- Slow it down. Yes, you’re in a hurry to get ripped, but when you lift, don’t speed through your reps like you’re in a race. Lift more slowly, taking your time during each rep to really feel the intensity on the way up and the way down. Doing so uses more muscle fibers, leading to greater built muscle mass.
- Ramp it up. Whatever you’ve been doing, take it up a few notches. If you’ve been a steady stroller, start jogging or jumping rope. If you’ve been a casual lifter, go heavier and more often. Taking your body out of plateau-mode can be really effective to bring about faster results.
Come by the studio to see how FIT36 high-intensity interval training can give you the jump start you need for the wedding, the pool party, and beach season. We’re guessing that you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how feasible, challenging, and fun our HIIT workouts can be. Because now that it is officially summer, it actually is time to get yourself in top form. Really, this time we mean it.