6 Different Fitness Classes You Probably Haven't Tried - But Should

6 Different Fitness Classes You Probably Haven't Tried - But Should

Head to a group fitness class to keep your workout routine interesting, challenging and fun. You’ll get the best of both worlds — an fun workout with the structure and guidance necessary from a qualified instructor. There are so many options out there now for group classes. Choose from aerial yoga and rebounding to underwater spinning, pilates reformer classes and so much more.

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13 Benefits Of Working Out Intensely

13 Benefits Of Working Out Intensely

Exercising intensely has many positives including physical and mental benefits. From getting stronger and leaner to producing feel good endorphins, exercising intensely produces rewards well beyond the actual workout. We use intense exercise in some of the workouts at our fitness retreat so guests can experience a wide range of fitness activities. One of the benefits of HIIT workouts is that because they are so intense, you can get the same benefit out of a 20 minute workout that might normally take you 40 or 45. More bang for you buck — a win win!

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Low Impact Tabata

Low Impact Tabata

Most of our guests sign up for one of our fitness retreats to experience new workouts, get motivated and inspired and challenge themselves in a way they haven’t before. Tabata is a particularly challenging interval format and can be used in many different ways. It can be used for cardio, weights, core – you name it. It’s a form of HIIT (high intensity interval training). Like HIIT, Tabata exhausts the body and produces an “after burn” which means your body will burn calories at a higher rate for a longer period of time after your workout. To put it simply, your metabolism will be elevated slightly for minutes to hours after your workout – a HUGE win!!

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10 Ways To Fit In Workouts While Traveling

10 Ways To Fit In Workouts While Traveling

If you’re wanting to keep up with your fitness regimen while on the go, you’re in luck. There are so many ways to stay active while traveling. So wether you’re heading out for a fun vacation or work travel, we’ve got you covered. These workouts – many of which don’t require any equipment – can be done anywhere. No excuses to not get your workout in while on the road! Our 10 ways to workout while traveling offer ideas and inspiration into how you can get your workout on while out and about.

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Exercise Intensity and Your Metabolism

Exercise Intensity and Your Metabolism

So you’re working out but are you working out hard enough? I’ve been guilty of going through the motions while still hoping for results that I didn’t deserve. Intensity is one of the most important factors in your workouts for strength, for power, for endurance and for your metabolism. As you read this article, take a minute think about your current workouts and your current effort level. Are you really working intensely enough?

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5 Easy Bodyweight Workouts To Try

5 Easy Bodyweight Workouts To Try

We’re big fans of bodyweight workouts. Lifting, pushing and pulling your own bodyweight is important. In terms of functional training, there’s really no better or more important functional training than being able to move your body in ways that mimic every day life.

Aside from the functionality aspect, bodyweight workouts are great because they require no equipment and can be done anywhere (for the most part). So whether you’re traveling, at home, visiting relatives or in a hotel room, you can do almost all of these movements no matter where you are.

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6 Simple Interval Workouts To Do Anywhere

6 Simple Interval Workouts To Do Anywhere

Interval training has gained a huge amount of steam over the last several years. It may seem complicated but interval training is simply alternating short periods of intense exercise with periods of less intense activity or “active rest” (walking, marching in place or step touching are examples of active rest). Interval workouts are really very easy to incorporate and don’t necessarily include complicated movements either.

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3 Signs Your Workout Isn't Working Anymore

3 Signs Your Workout Isn't Working Anymore

There comes a time in each fitness routine when you kind of know your workout isn’t working anymore. It’s like the bad boyfriend or girlfriend you don’t want to break up with. You’re perfectly happy with the routine, comfortable in the scenario and not looking forward to change. On the other hand, you really want to be happy but are just having a hard time moving forward. Sound familiar?

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