This is a question that, depending on who you are talking to, will get you a variety of answers. If you are like me and periodically wake up at 2am and can’t get back to sleep, you turn on the T.V. and see the P90X or Insanity programs. Crossfit is all the rage in some areas. You can choose yoga or pilates. Then there is Zumba, Spinning, TRX, Kettlebell class, lap swimming, aqua classes, weightlifting, running, cycling…you get the idea. The point here is there are many different ways to get exercise into your life. So that leaves us with, what is the best way?
I’ll make this as clear as mud. There is no best way. We have to get the heart rate up for heart health and do some sort of resistance work to strengthen the muscles and bones. This can be accomplished by combining the above list in a variety of ways. You can run for your cardiovascular and lift weights for resistance. Crossfit and cycling. Swim and P90X. Yoga, spinning and weights. The thing to remember is we have to do something. For myself, I enjoy a variety of things. I cycle, lift weights, spin, run ( well actually jog), and swim. This may sound like I am constantly exercising but actually I don’t believe in spending all of your time in the gym. You can spend 30 minutes lifting weights 2-3 times a week and accomplish a lot! Higher intensity cardio such as Spinning will get that heart rate up. It doesn’t matter what you like or what you don’t like, there is always something that will help you achieve your goals.
I would be more that happy to help guide you to your goals…feel free to contact me!