How to develop a well-rounded workout routine

How to develop a well-rounded workout routine

No matter what your age, staying active is the key to staying physically fit. A well-rounded workout and fitness routine has many benefits. It helps to prevent heart disease, diabetes, and cancer while promoting healthy bones and muscles, improving both your core strength and flexibility. A well-rounded workout and fitness routine should include the following components:

  • cardiovascular exercise
  • strength training exercises
  • flexibility exercises
  • core strength training
  • balance training

Cardiovascular exercises include activities that help to accelerate your heart rate such as walking, cycling, swimming, and aerobics. The goal of strength training is to give added strength and endurance to your muscles and joints and include activities such as push-ups and sit-ups or using free weights.

Flexibility exercises such as yoga improve your range of motion and keep your muscles and joints flexible. Core strength exercises help to train the muscles in your abdomen, lower back and pelvis to better support your spine and improve upper and lower body movements while balance training works to stabilize your core muscles to help prevent falls and fractures.

At Propel Pilates and Fitness, located in San Diego, their mission is to provide you with a workout that will allow you to achieve your fitness and wellness goals in a private setting or small group classes. They offer Pilates and Personal Training classes along with a comprehensive weight loss program. At Propel, they can help you make healthy lifestyle changes to your diet through nutrition counseling, online meal planning, and metabolic testing.

Picking your goals

A key component to any successful fitness program is setting realistic goals for yourself. If you’re just starting out, your want to build your routine slowly, working out in blocks of time totaling 5 -10 minutes and gradually working up to a total of 30 minutes. A combination of strength, stretching, and cardio exercise will give you a good, full-body workout. Design a routine that incorporates activities that you enjoy – pilates for core strength training, hiking at your favorite park for cardiovascular exercise, yoga class for stretching and to improve your stamina.

Achieving even more than you expected

You can get all of this and more at Propel Pilates and Fitness. When you enroll in a pilates session, you get a full body workout which will help to strengthen your back muscles, give you a strong core and flat stomach and promote weight loss. Personal trainers at Propel use “functional training” methods for training which are similar to those you would see at a gym. You may chose to do a mixture of Pilates and Personal Training as part of your complete workout plan.

Let the trained professionals at Propel’s Rancho Bernardo studio help you achieve all of your fitness and wellness goals. As one of the largest and best equipped Pilates and Personal Training studios in North County San Diego, Propel Pilates and Fitness can take care of all of your Pilates, Personal Training, and weight loss needs. Call today to schedule your free introductory session.