Not only does the festive season bring about changes to our environment, it also affects our emotions. As a result, looking forward to the celebrations could end up with us losing track of our fitness goals.
Excessive consumption of unhealthy festive foods could also lead towards substantial weight gain if not equalled with proper exercise. Here are some workout tips that you can implement as part of your holiday workout plan for this festive season.
Running is also a perfect addition to your holiday workout plan as it has proven to be especially effective in burning stomach fat. Do consider one of Fitness First’s exclusive signature classes called Surge. This class combines speed, stamina, agility, and power training exercises for a full-body workout.
For regular treadmill running, start slow and build up pace moderately. More importantly, learn to practice deep belly breathing. Determine a breathing pattern that uses this technique, as opposed to shallow chest breathing. Shallow chest breathing is not suitable for long-distance running. As you advance, you will be able to strengthen your cardiovascular fitness and burn the excess fat.
If you are a beginner to cycling, start with a low-intensity and gradually progress to more physically demanding workouts once your body starts getting comfortable with a specific intensity. A low-impact indoor cycling workout called RPM™ is provided by Fitness First. This cycling class is accompanied by great music and involves a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat rides. It is a great way to develop a sense of achievement, burn calories, get lean, and improve aerobic fitness as part of body goals for your holiday workout plan.
A workout that can be done at your own pace, Les Mills Tone™ involves a combination of cardio, core and strength training. It mainly uses lunges, squats, functional training and tubing exercises. You are recommended to begin with 1 or 2 classes a week and progress gradually. In time, it will help you to build fitness and strength, improve energy levels, flexibility, speed, balance, agility and core strength.