When it comes to ways to ensure that your workouts are effective and you're actually seeing results, a lot more depends on what goes INTO your body.
Because of this, we decided to ask a handful of our instructors about what they consider to be a valuable trick or tip to staying healthy and fit outside of the studio. Here's what they had to say:
Leigh says that because she is so active and a lot of her workouts involve strength training, teaching spin classes and working with her clients one-on-one, she doesn't play around with hydration. Leigh drinks ONE gallon of water every day. That's a lot of water. A rule of thumb is to drink HALF of your body weight in ounces, every day. For instance 140lb = 70 oz of water. That's about 2.5 liters!
Leigh also likes to box up HALF of her meal when she eats out, so that she can save it for another time. The American serving size is way too large, and we don't really need all of that food in one sitting. If you box it up before you dig in, it's out of sight- out of mind.
Megan drinks a coconut water pre and post workout to stay on top of hydration with an added electrolyte boost!
"I try to substitute zoodles for regular pasta whenever possible!', says Megan about her favorite dietary trick. She still makes heavenly meals, just without all of the extra carbs! You can use a spiralizer for this easy trick, and you can do it with almost ANY veggie!
Juliet drinks a protein smoothie each morning to begin her day on a full tummy. She drinks 1 scoop of whey protein with a banana and a handful of spinach and almond milk. Very simple + delicious!
3 times every day Juliet takes a fish oil tablet for their omega 3 properties (metabolism benefits, skin and hair benefits, heart-health and immune system boost!).
Sharne swaps regular milk for unsweetened vanilla almond milk to eliminate too much dairy, but still get plenty of calcium!
"I drink green tea (decaf) at least 2 times a day, no exceptions!", says Sharne. Sharne doesn't drink coffee, in spite of her CRAZY regular schedule which usually includes anywhere from 3-6 HIGH energy classes she teaches every. single. day (spin, bootcamp, tred-and-shred, etc...). She has never been a big caffeine-fiend but what she does enjoy is the benefits of a antioxidant-packed green tea regularly.
And there you have it! Our instructors are active, strong and balanced, so we wanted to ask them for their advice as we make our way into the Holiday season.
Until next time,