6 Fat Burning Workouts To Start Your Resolutions!
- HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
Doing a high intensity interval training workout is a great way to blast calories in a short amount of time. The best part is, that you will continue to burn calories throughout the day as well! By elevating your heart rate by doing an exercise for a short, intense burst (typically 30 seconds – 1 minute) and then resting for a short period of time (typically 10-30 seconds) you train your body to switch between aerobic and anaerobic creating a need for increased energy in the form of burning calories. Just 20-30 minutes of this style of a workout will do the trick!
- Indoor Cycling
Get your cardio in with a fun and inspiring experience. There is nothing like being in a dark room, music blasting, and a motivating instructor to get your heart pumping! You will have a hard time telling if you are in a club or a cycle class. Not only will you be burning calories at a high rate, but you will also be toning every muscle in your lower body!
Yoga-Sculpt is the best way to strengthen and lengthen your muscles. By incorporating light weights used for high repetition exercises combined with small pulse-like movements; you will both build strength and endurance, but also lengthen and tone your muscles. The Yoga portion of the class helps work on your core strength and flexibility giving you a complete, all around, and calorie burning workout.
- Boot Camp Style Classes
By mixing, strength, interval, and cardio components all into one workout, boot camp classes are a great way to burn calories! Couple that with being with a group of like-minded and motivated individuals and you will be ready to take on any workout! Boot Camp style workouts are great for all people as any exercise can be modified to any participant.
Sometimes you just need the good old-fashioned sprint workout. By engaging your small twitch muscles in explosive movements, you not only will feel the cardiovascular benefits but also build muscle and power. Sprint workouts do not need to be in the form of running either, they can be performed on a cycle or rowing machine as well. Even a set of 10 sprints can lead to an increased metabolism ultimately leading to sustained and continued calorie burn.
Utilizing the TRX is a great way to stay in your routine. The beauty of the TRX is that you can use it anywhere you have somewhere to anchor it; such as a tree in the park, your doorway, etc. The TRX is an excellent tool because you can easily modify to your ability, strength level, or in case of injuries. Need more heat? Simply walk your feet or hands closer to the anchor point; to lessen the tension simply walk away from the anchor point. The other thing the TRX is known for is working your core stability and strength, this is because of the unstable nature of using the straps where your body must constantly maintain its posture. Want even more fun, try a TRX class!
Adam Jacobs is the owner and Founder of Fortis Fitness & YOGALUX. He is a former collegiate and professional baseball player. He was the 3-time team captain and Starting Catcher at Cornell University where he earned aB.S. in Applied Economics and Management and Minored in Communication. He then went on to play baseball professionally in Australia and Hawaii. Having overcome many significant injuries throughout his playing career, he understands what it takes to sacrifice to reach for your goals. He wants everyone to have to their own opportunity to aspire to reach whatever their goals may be and created Fortis Fitness & YOGALUX to help other achieve those aspirations. Many of the pieces of equipment found at Fortis & YOGALUX were used by either Adam or his teammates throughout his career. When not greeting the great members at Fortis & YOGALUX, Adam can be found taking one of the many classes, playing beach volleyball, going for a run, coaching baseball or volunteering in the community at various non-profit organizations.