Our favorite ways to elevate your workouts.
To celebrate our annual BBS Elevate Challenge we're sharing our top tips, that both our trainers and clients use, to elevate their workouts and get the most out of their fitness routine!
SCHEDULE YOUR WORKOUTS IN ADVANCE
At the beginning of the week, plan out when you are going to take class and mark these times in your calendar. For many of us, our workouts are a small window in our day that we take for ourselves. Your workouts are just as important as a work meeting or a coffee date with your bestie – treat it as such! When we schedule time to show up for ourselves, we can show up for others in a more present and grounded way.
ADDING WEIGHT TO YOUR WORKOUT
If your trainer gives you the option to level up in weight – do it! You can also elevate your cardio and toning classes by adding wrist weights and ankle weights when you want an extra burn!
STRETCH AND COOL DOWN – ALWAYS
Believe it or not, your warm-up and your cool down are as important (maybe a little more!) than your actual workout. Don’t believe me? There is plenty of science to back up the fact that warming up and cooling down properly will help to prevent injuries and will speed up the recovery process. If you’re in a rush after class and need to dip before the stretch, take a few minutes to stretch your calves, take a hamstring stretch, and do a few downward dogs before you go about the rest of your day.
If you’re increasing your class schedule, your muscles might be more sore than usual. Recovery is crucial to elevating your workouts. My favorite ways to recover are taking Epsom salt baths, using my Theragun for myofascial release, foam rolling, and using a tennis ball to roll out my foot arches. Eating a balanced diet consisting of lean protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats will also aid in muscle recovery and help to keep your energy high during your workouts.
We love inspiring you to take your fitness to the next level!