It’s Monday morning, 5:00 am, pitch dark and freezing cold outside. Your alarm goes off, and although you had every good intention of hopping out of bed and hitting a morning fitness class, you hit “snooze” instead. After all, no one to disappoint but yourself, right?
Remember recess? You crisscrossed the school-yard, chasing besties and butterflies with joyful, heart-pounding abandon, and you embraced all that movement as your reward for sitting and paying attention in class all morning.
How are you spending your leisure time lately? Long walks on the beach? Hiking the trails at your nearby park? Games of doubles on the tennis court? Golf? Gardening? Swimming? Cycling with your grandkids? No matter what your plans are, flexibility—and we’re talking the muscular kind here—makes every activity you do a little easier and a little more successful.
The whole point of a vacation is to get away from it all. But if you’ve been working hard to exercise consistently and follow a healthy eating plan, getting away from your routine can be stressful.
When it comes to making an exercise program work for you, consistency is key. You need to choose a workout routine and schedule that you can stick with long-term.
Core strength is about more than just showing off six-pack abs. As you work your core, you reap benefits throughout your whole body. A strong core not only helps prevent injury as you go through your full body workout, it improves your balance and coordination in your everyday life.
Sitting for long periods of time leads to tight hamstrings, which can cause lower back pain. Hours spent looking down at a phone, tablet, or laptop can lead to pain in your neck and upper back. And long commutes spent holding on to a steering wheel can cause tension and pain in your shoulders and upper back. Thankfully, there’s a remedy for all the damage we are doing with our sedentary lifestyles: Stretching.
Virtual coaching is a new and growing trend across the world, and it is available through Curves. With many fitness regimens moving to at-home environments, losing in-person coaches has meant some women have also lost motivation to exercise.
What if there was a drug that treated everything? And it helped prevent almost every illness you might get, including certain types of cancer? And it worked for every person around the world, rich or poor, young or old, with no side effects? Of course, you’d want to know what that drug was. Well, guess what? That drug exists. It’s called exercise
‘Active Aging’ is the hot phrase these days, and it means embracing health opportunities that enhance quality of life as you age.
You use your leg muscles to perform nearly all of your basic movements, including standing, bending, and walking. Your legs help you perform those everyday activities and get you from place to place without putting stress on the rest of your body. That’s why leg strength is such an important focus of the whole body workout at Curves.