Every single day people have good intentions to get to the gym and workout, but they don’t leave their couch because working out is not fun and it can be time consuming. So what’s the secret to making sure you get to the gym at least three times a week? Find the perfect workout for your personality.
Answer these 3 questions and find your perfect workout:
I workout my best when…
a) My heart rate goes through the roof
b) My sweat level is out of control
c) I feel happy and relaxed afterwards
My main workout goal is to…
a) Loose weight quickly
b) Tone up all my jiggly parts
c) Let the knots loose in my body
After a workout I want to feel…
a) Full of energy
b) Like an invincible superhero
c) Like taking a warm bubble bath
If you answered mostly A’s then you need to get your cardio on. Take a Zumba class and sweat out all the frustration from your day. Cardio is a huge stress reliever and it will also give you an energy boost if you are feeling a little blue. If don’t have the time to commit to a one hour class then hop on the treadmill and run your heart out.
If you answered mostly B’s then you are about to get buff. Grab some weights and work out all your joints to the fullest. Building lean muscle will help your body burn fat faster. You will definitely get your sweat on with a good body sculpting workout. If you can’t make it to the gym then try a Jillian Michaels DVD. If you want to bulk up use heavier weights and try 2 sets with 10 to 12 reps each. If you want to get lean and tone up the use lighter weights and try 2 sets with 12 to 15 reps each.
If you answered mostly C’s then you need to bend over and do some yoga. I try to fit a yoga class into my weekly routine because it helps me decompress, clear my head and stretch out my limbs from my other workouts during the week. I love to put on my comfy clothes and get my yoga-on. Yoga is a form of resistance training meaning it uses your own weight to sculpt and tone your body. If you have an injury and can’t lift extra weight then resistance training may just be the perfect workout for you.
So which type of workout is best for you?
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