Isn’t it awesome when you find out that there is a better way to do something you’re already doing, or something to make life easier? Life is busy and I’m all for doing things more efficiently. When it comes to working out I want to get the best pay back for my effort and not have anything hold me back. Here’s my top tips that are going to help you save money, get fit faster and be more comfortable while you work out.
How to work out more efficiently
To get fit faster, high intensity interval training (HIIT) is the way to go.This involves alternating high intensity exercise followed by a recovery period at a lower intensity. Les Mills GRIT classes are an example of one type of HIIT but there are also HIIT exercises you can do at home for free. The app Nike Training Club has some workouts that are HITT, and it’s free to download on your iphone.
This type of training provides the benefits of longer endurance workouts in shorter periods of time. Before you get started with HIIT it’s good to already have a base level of fitness as it’s quite intense. You can read more about HIIT here.
More comfortable workouts
It’s not something we often talk about, but I’m putting it out there. Sometimes exercising with your period can be a pain. If you’re not into tampons or you need something for a lighter day, then wearing a pad or liner can be uncomfortable. They bunch up and move during your workout – especially if it’s a high intensity workout. I’ve been trialling a new product that’s out and it’s specifically designed for working out – U by Kotex Sports Ultrathins and they are really good! They are flexible and thin so they’re comfortable and discrete. They are also really absorbent (they have a specially designed FLEXFIT core) and are designed to mould and contour to the body as you move to protect against leaking. No need to take my word for it though, you can try it yourself for free. Simply click here to get your free sample.
More motivating music
Don’t you hate it when you’re in a great rhythm with your run and then your music hits a really slow beat song? I’ve got the best thing to solve that problem on Spotify. This music app finds your running tempo and then it plays music that matches this. They’ve also got premixed running playlists which are awesome because I get bored of mine quite quickly. This is a great way to keep your workout fun and interesting.
Working out for less
When it comes to working out, I’m quite stingy. I know some people enjoy the gym, but for me the cost vs enjoyment doesn’t add up. I like to exercise in the great outdoors, and when the weather’s bad I workout at home. With just a few small pieces of equipment you can get a fantastic workout for very little cost.
At home I have a skipping rope, a set of weights, a yoga mat, my iphone with apps. If I can’t run, sometimes I’ll skip as it’s a low cost, simple way to get fit fast. You work both your lower body and your arms at the same time whilst boosting cardiovascular fitness. I know skipping can be hard when first starting out, if you’re keen to try it out here’s a plan to build up your skipping fitness over 10 weeks.
Nike Training Club is my go to fitness app, you can do yoga, high intensity interval training or focus on specific workouts for areas you want to target such as arms or abs. The app is free too. If you’re a running Nike Running is also another free app and I use this each time I run to track my speed and distance. It also has training plans you can follow.
Tell me, do you have any great workout tips??
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