It’s Time to Take Your Workout Outside
Did you know that working out outdoors brings major health benefits! Studies have shown that by simply being in and around nature boosts your mood and feelings of well-being.
It turns out that exercise can be just as good for our brains and our minds, and that getting outside and exercising in nature might amplify the benefits.
DR. GREG WELLS
Special to The Globe and Mail
Not only that, but our location offers an ideal hill for sprints, a major calorie blaster!
After work and/or a long day watching the kids, takes some time for yourself in a tranquil setting and be revitalized with Burlington Body Camp.
Where: Sidrabene Camp (5100 Appleby Line)
Starts: April 25, 2016
When: Mondays & Thursdays, 7/8 p.m
Pricing: $200 (2 sessions/week, 9 weeks) $100 (1 sessions/week, 9 weeks)
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My clients know me well enough to expect Tabata circuits to be a regular part of thier at-home training sessions. Why do I love this four-minute, high-intensity approach? Because Tabata circuits torch calories, facilitate weight loss and challenge everyone, from beginners to pros.
Simply put, high intensity equals results. So even if you work out for less time, as long as you give it your all between rests, you will burn an average of 15 calories per minute.
What is a Tabata circuit?
Alternate between 20 seconds of high-intensity exercise (e.g. burpees) and 10 seconds of rest for a total of 4 minutes. Allow for at least one full minute of rest between circuits.
What keeps it interesting is you can switch between exercises (for example, alternate burpees and Russian twists). As long as you work hard (and take full advantage of your rests), these circuits will elicit results.
Have you noticed that the hand weights that used to challenge you and leave you pleasantly sore after a session are feeling a little underwhelming? If yes, it may be time to increase your weight.
Different goals for men and women
My male clients, for the most part, greet this suggestion with open arms. Women on the otherhand are often uneasy with the suggestion of lifting more weight, suspicious that it will cause them to bulk up.
To these clients (and women alike), let me assure you that a couple of extra pounds on your hand weights will only help you with toning and increasing muscle definition (not bulk), which helps one burn more calories at rest (and lead to weight loss and a more toned and athletic body).
What if I do want to bulk up?
If your goal it to increase muscle mass, this can be done…and it is a purposeful program (coupled with a meal plan that increases caloric intake substatially). Before I embark on any at-home program with a client, we discuss your goals and any initial questions (and any that come up along the way).
If you answer yes to any of the following, it may be time to talk to your trainer about increasing your hand weights:
- Your progress plateaued
- You have never increased your hand weight
- Your weights are no longer a challenge to lift
- You can do endless reps
Interested in at-home training and meal plans, contact HomeBodyFit to achieve your fitness goals!
Your body learns very quickly how to handle and recover from the stress of a workout. The result? You’ll burn less calories and build less muscle. This is what’s known as “plateauing”.
So what’s the solution you ask? In order to get the most out of your workouts (and the results you desire), you have to continually switch up your workouts in order to shock your muscles and keep your body guessing.
However, this can add up to a lot of time and planning. Why not try Burlington Body Camp, where everytime you walk into a session you will be greeted with a new full body workout. Not only that, each session takes into account what you did the class before, so that all of your muscles are proficiently targeted.
“After working all day, I love that I don’t have to think about making and changing my workouts. I can leave that up to the trainers. All I have to do is show up.”
– Burlington Body Camp regular Frances Cowley
Starts: February 22, 2016
When: Mondays: 7/8 p.m Thursdays: 7/8 p.m
Where: 1160 Blair Road #11S
Cost: $200 (2 sessions/week, 9 weeks) $100 (1 sessions/week, 9 weeks)
Fight routine fatigue with Burlington Body Camp, where you NEVER do the same workout twice!
Our trainers lead groups through unique hour-long workouts of high-intensity circuits and strength-training exercises. Not only will you torch fat and calories, our workouts will boost caloric burn during AND after workouts.
Where: Creative Edge Dance Studio 1160 Blair Rd. #11
When: Mondays: 7:30/8:30 p.m Thursdays: 7/8 p.m
Cost: $200 (2 sessions/week) $100 (1 sessions/week)
Duration: 9 weeks
Starts: September 10th, 2015 (4 weeks)
When: Mondays & Thursdays, 7 or 8pm
Cost: $96 (2 sessions/week) $48 (1 sessions/week)
Blow your fat away: Exercise guru says we literally exhale our fat when we workout
It’s a question everyone asks when they start out on a new diet or exercise regime — where does the fat go when you lose it?
There are several persistent explanations floating around, said Jeff Woods, a long-time personal trainer and fitness lifestyle commentator on the Canadian Learning Channel.
Some believe the fat converts to muscle — a theory that is “blatantly wrong,” Woods said.
Jeff Woods is a long-time personal trainer and Edmonton AM fitness columnist. (Custom Fit)
Others think fat is turned into heat energy and literally burns off. “Well, that sort of happens,” Wood acknowledged.
Before fat can be reduced, a person must elevate his or her body temperature and burn calories, he clarified.
As for the idea that fat cells metabolize — “Well, that’s just not true,” he said.
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