What’s your advice for people looking to get back into a regular fitness/health routine this Fall?
Start slow and find something you enjoy. Health and fitness isn’t an all or nothing game – start by making small, incremental changes to your diet and lifestyle such as drinking more water, eating at home, or hitting a step goal each day. Then, find movement you enjoy whether it be jogging, yoga, or group fitness classes and get out there and do it! Finding a routine = finding a balance that works for your lifestyle + activity and meals you enjoy.
What’s your favorite part about your class?
I love watching members really give it their all during a class. Everyone at Burn takes great pride in creating safe, fun, but challenging workouts. It’s an awesome feeling to watch someone leave class feeling inspired after completing something they thought they couldn’t do.
What would be your best advice to those who have never tried a HIIT class at BURN?
For anyone who’s never tried a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class, like the Tabata BURN classes taught at Burn Fitness Studio, my best advice would be to show up and (as I like to say in my classes) do what you can. We all get too stuck in our own head when it comes to trying something new. You don’t have to be perfect or even good at it – the most important part of fitness, in general, is just getting out there and doing it. If nothing else, be comforted by the fact that everyone who takes our HITT-style classes say that “it goes by so fast!”
Do you regularly switch up your workout routine?
Definitely! I’m someone who gets bored easily so I do a mix of different workouts and like to change it up each week. A typical week could include everything from running and boxing to weight lifting and group fitness classes. It’s important to remember that your body is designed to adapt to your lifestyle. It’s important to change your routine often either by going faster, longer, heavier, or trying a new style of training completely to ensure your body doesn’t get too good at your workout routine and plateau.
What’s the most rewarding part of working out for you?
I love fitness because it makes me a better person in all other areas of my life. Challenging myself in the gym has given me the confidence to try, fail, and succeed in all other areas of life. It’s taught me what I am capable of physically, mentally, and has made me a stronger employee and friend to all. There’s NOTHING more rewarding to me than self-love and confidence. Those endorphins – they’re no joke!
-BURN Coach: Hayley Reissfelder