Sometimes getting to a barre class can feel impossible, which is why Physique 57 On-Demand is a great option for staying fit from home. Get our signature studio workout from home with over 80 videos and multiple workout programs spanning 10, 15, 30, 45 and 57 minutes. Pick and choose from our top fitness instructors, target a specific part of your body and expand your Physique 57 repertoire without ever having to leave the house.
Physique 57 On Demand uses your own bodyweight as resistance, which is great for staying fit from home, because you don’t need any special equipment. Our workout targets the muscles in your arms, thighs, glutes and abs and works them to the point of total fatigue, before stretching them out for relief. We call this practice Interval Overload — it’s a proprietary technique, where just when you think you can’t go any further, you do, and that’s when the magic happens. You build strength by pushing yourself to the edge of your mental and physical determination, and by hovering on that edge, you experience real results in as little as eight classes.
But changing your body isn’t just about push ups and crunches. A few more variables go into your decision to maintain health at home. Here are a few more tips in our ultimate guide to staying fit from home:
Snack On Some Superfoods
Extensive research shows that snacking on superfoods like nuts, especially almonds, are great for staying fit. These rich Vitamin E sources are also an excellent form of protein. Another superfood to keep around is avocado, which delivers an array of health benefits. Prepare a yummy slice of avocado toast (Don’t forget to Instagram it!), spread it under eggs, or blend into a smoothie. And speaking of smoothies, kale has proven to be very densely packed with nutrients, containing 134% of daily vitamin C requirements, 200% of vitamin A, and 700% of vitamin K in just 100 grams and 33 calories. When eaten with fat such as olive oil or avocado, the vitamin K of kale, necessary for bone health and regulating blood clotting, is much better absorbed.
Get Enough Zzz’s
We know how dangerous lack of sleep is, but did you know that a key benefit associated with sleep is that it plays a vital role in muscle repair and recovery? Many people assume that we build muscle in the gym, but that, in fact, it is the exact opposite. When we lift weights, we aren’t building muscle – we’re actually destroying it. It’s when we rest and relax that we build muscle. When we sleep, our bodies begin to repair the muscle tissue we damaged in the gym during our workout. The body rebuilds this muscle tissue, making it firmer than it once was, so it offers additional protection down the road. Try to get a regular seven to nine hours of sleep per night to make sure your muscles are getting ample recovery time.
Download Fitness Apps
Staying fit from home just got easier, thanks to fitness apps like My Fitness Pal, which allows users to log their daily diet and workouts in one sleek spot. You can then figure out patterns and learn health tips as you go. The Nike+ GPS App is perfect for clients who cross-train outside of Physique 57 and want to log miles or check out their progress solo. This app is easy to use and it provides maps to help make sure you’re heading in the right direction.
Get Your Zen On
Meditation is an ancient practice where one focuses his/her mind on a particular object, activity, or thought to reach a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. Meditation is great for staying fit from home because it balances your body’s needs and maximizes physical stamina to help you get as much as possible from workouts. We all know that regular exercise is vital for good health and wellbeing. Our body has to move in order to stay healthy, but meditation is great for mental and spiritual health, and in tandem with physical workouts, this combination provides countless benefits, namely more stamina, less risk of depression and quicker recovery.