Beginning a fitness routine is probably the most common New Year’s resolution people make. And the one that’s also the most likely to be broken. But maintaining a fitness routine doesn’t have to be a massive time commitment. You just need the right equipment. And The Maxwell residents will find exercise equipment at the community’s on-site fitness center, The MaxOut. Follow these easy tips to get started. In no time, you’ll be in tip-top shape in 2015!
Enthusiasm, especially early on, is key. But you don’t want to over do it. You can’t go from couch potato to marathoner in just a few days, after all. After assessing your current fitness levels (see how many push ups you can do a minute and how fast you can run or walk a mile), take it slow. Start with what challenges you and don’t go further.
Find the Time
Since one of the biggest barriers to exercising regularly is not having enough time, pencil it into your schedule, recommends the Mayo Clinic. Just 15 minutes a day can go a long way. The MaxOut gives you a focused environment where you can just worry about working out instead of that latest work project.
When it comes to exercising, a mixed routine is best. Participate in cardio exercises one day and strength training the next. This will help prevent injury and keep things fresh and fun. The Mayo Clinic recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and strength training a minimum of two days each week. Beginner cardio activities include walking and running. SparkPeople and fitness blog SkinnyMs both outline beginner strength training routines. YouTube also can be a great resource for fitness videos of all stripes.
Allow for Recovery
Chances are, you’ll be sore after a few workouts. Be sure to take breaks and fully recover before your next exercise session. Recovery is just as important as exercise.
Track Your Progress
Seeing progress takes time. The number on the scale might not budge as fast as you want it to. But that’s OK. It takes time to lose weight and gain strength. But if you track your fitness levels, you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised. You’ll be stronger than you originally were. And you’ll be able to run or walk longer than you could before. Keep a log and watch as you improve.
The Maxwell’s on-site fitness center is another perk about the community that you’ll love. Check out this impressive amenity list here. Contact us today to discuss leasing at this impressive property today.