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5 Essentials for Going to the Gym and Fitness Classes

Staying fit and healthy should feature highly in your list of priorities. This will help your body to thrive, reaming strong, having stamina and optimizing your balance and flexibility. Of course, there are countless ways that you can keep fit. For some of us, the gym is the best option. It provides a temperature controlled, climate controlled environment with all of the equipment you could possibly need for a good, full-body workout.

For some of us, fitness classes are ideal. Here, you can follow instruction and be guided through your workout, making sure that you get the most from every session and slowly build your knowledge and skillset. Others of us enjoy team sports, as it adds a social element to fitness. Whichever option you enjoy, it’s important to make sure that you have everything you need to make the most of it. Here are some suggestions to help you out.

Staying fit and healthy should feature highly in your list of priorities. Whichever option you enjoy, it’s important to make sure that you have everything you need to make the most of it. Here are some suggestions to help you out.

Fitness Wear

First, let’s focus on fitness wear. Different activities will require different options, but all in all, you will need something specific to wear for your workouts. This could range from leggings, to shopping for sports bras, trainers, running jackets, leotards, hiking boots, cycle shorts, yoga pants, swimming caps and so much more. Research what best suits the type of fitness you’re invested in.

 

Safety Accessories

Besides the actual clothes you will wear during your workout, you may find that you need accessories specific to safety while working out. Some examples include a helmet for cycling, a face guard for fencing, gum shields for sports like hockey or rugby, shin pads for football, knee braces for running and so much more. Again, what you need will be specific to the exercise you engage with, so make sure to look into what’s recommended for the form of exercise you like.

 

Performance Accessories

There are some accessories out there to choose from that can increase your performance. One example includes ankle weights or wrist weights, which make you exercise with more weight behind you, building your strength. You may be interested in resistance bands for the same purpose.

 

Protein

Looking to build muscle mass? Chances are, you see everyone at the gym or training facility drinking protein shakes. This is a bandwagon that you might want to jump on, because they’re drinking it for good reason. Protein helps your body to repair its muscles, so drinking a protein shake can really help you to get the most from your workouts. There are a host of flavors to choose from, as well as vegan shakes for those who don’t want whey protein in their diet.

 

Performance Tracking Apps

It can be hard to stay motivated when it comes to fitness, but it is important that you get your one hundred and fifty minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week. Performance tracking apps can help with this. These can show you your performance, your improvement and can send nudges, encouraging you to keep up with your workouts.

 

These are just a few areas you might want to look into when it comes to working out as best possible. Give them a try!

 

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TWL Working Mom

Jennifer is the Owner of TWL and Co-Owner of a Influencer Facebook Group Influential Mamas.  Along with blogging + freelance writing and selling Zyia Activewear, she is a mom, army wife and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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