30-minute boot camp is back! Are you ready to change up your workout routine and break through fitness plateaus? I am! I've missed the camaraderie and workouts with our moms and dads and can't wait to start training again. The class is a cross training workout with an emphasis on proper form, having fun and working up a great sweat. No experience is necessary, so register now and join me on Mondays and Wednesdays, April 4th-27th at 8:30 am on the Curtis Park Playground.
Why should you cross train? Cross training is an important component of exercise. Cross training uses several different exercise disciplines like plyometric exercises, interval training and strength training. Experts, athletes and fitness enthusiasts will tell you that cross training routines have benefits that go beyond physical conditioning. Like most things, if you do not challenge yourself (in this case with your exercise routine), it will be difficult to change the way you look and feel.
Cross training boosts your metabolism
Getting your body out of it’s normal routine will instruct your muscles that they need to work differently and work harder. As a result, you stimulate muscle growth. A muscle cell burns more calories than fat cells and increases your metabolic rate, even when you are sleeping and can help you achieve a chiseled physique.
Cross training trains your brain
When you walk or run, do you think about it? When you get into a downward dog pose, do you perform without instruction? When you do a pushup, lunge, squat and burpee, do you think about how to perform those exercises? Probably. Cross training engages brain function that improves brain activity and thinking skills.
Cross training minimizes overuse injury
Do you know a runner with knee problems? Or a yogini with shoulder injuries? How about a tennis player with an injured Achilles? When you are specific to one form of exercise, you are more likely to suffer an injury. Cross training encompasses flexibility, cardio vascular and strength training, agility and over all body conditioning, which can reduce the risk of injury.
By combining cross training and good nutrition, you can achieve your goals, physically and mentally.
If you aren't able to join us for our 30-minute boot camp, give this cross training workout a try and get your adrenaline pumping. Perform these exercises three times with little rest in between sets.
30 Jumping Jacks
60-Seconds of Wall Squat
45-Seconds of Step-ups
20 Plank with High Side Knee
30-Seconds of Fast Running
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