There’s nothing better than finding a short, efficient workout that fits perfectly into your busy schedule. This does not mean, however, skipping out on warming up properly before exercise. A good warm-up should mimic the activity you’re getting ready to do, but you should perform movements at a lower intensity level.
Frozen pizza. A car on a winter morning. Your body before a workout. What do these three things have in common? Well, for starters, they all benefit from a good warm-up. Exercising while your muscles are tight or cold can result in less-than-optimal performance similar to a half-cooked pizza or an ice-cold steering wheel.
We get it. Some days are harder than others to get out and get moving. Coincidentally, (or maybe not) it seems those days have a direct correlation with how sunny it is outside. And summer… maybe we shouldn’t even talk about summer, but it’s here and it’s time to renew your commitment to your fitness routine.
We know the saying goes less is more, but let’s be honest. Sometimes two is just plain better than one. When it comes to working out, having a friend along for the ride – or lift – can be beneficial.
Imagine hiking 30 miles in one day – a distance longer than that of a marathon, a challenge with a greater purpose. This fitness challenge, the Chicago area Ultimate Hike, benefits CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, a national nonprofit whose mission is to fund and support children’s cancer research.
Grab your gym shoes and a few friends and head over to Charter Fitness. Premium members can bring UNLIMITED GUESTS with them for FREE every Saturday in July!