7 Tips to Your Best Workout, Every Time.

 In Fitness, Training, Workouts

Working out should make you feel good.

Here’s 7 ways I make sure I always have a good mother#^&@*% workout.

  1. Choose a modality that is challenging but enjoyable! Exercising shouldn’t be something that is always daunting or anything you hate. Dude, I don’t enjoy spinning, I’ll be the first to admit it. So, I don’t go. However, I dance, run, box, jump, lift, swing kettle bells, slam battle ropes, push sleds, flip upside down, practice yoga, plank on reformers, and my favorite… active recovery with @A.C.C.E.S.S ! If it feels good and challenges you, that’s your thing.
  2. Don’t eat less than 3 hours before hand…. or puke on the treadmill- your choice. #nuffsaid
  3. Water isn’t a sometimes, its an always. Make sure you’re hydrated before during and after. NUUN electrolytes are my go-to’s.  (tangerine ginger is my favorite).
  4. Refuel. Eat protein within at least 30 minutes after your workout. Save your fats for later, clean protein is best… I use: Source Organic.The guy who created this is wildly intelligent and a trainer himself with a nutrition and culinary background, plus it’s organic, soy free, non-gmo and gluten free and supports local farms  = NO BRAINER
    Otherwise grab some egg whites or grilled chicken, homie. Either way, get your nosh on.
  5. Wear the proper gear, including the right footwear. Ski in skis, skate in skates, ballet in pointe shoes, run in running shoes, train in training shoes, they’re made for a reason. Step your game up.
    Training shoe favorite: MetCon 2.
  6. Dress the part. You automatically want to be active when in sneakers and leggings, its a fact. Look it up. Dry-fit clothing is amazing because when you sweat it’s wicked away from the body and doesn’t weigh you down. Compression tights help aid in muscle recovery, high waist bands remind you to brace your core. Thanks to Nike, we can look edgy and show off our best assets while training with their new spring collection.
    Favorite Legging: Nike Legendary – your butt has never looked this good.
  7. Working out > not working out. And while youre at it, push yourself  to your “100” during that workout.
    True: “something is better than nothing”, but once you’re already there, just give it your best effort, whatever it may be that day. Chances are once you commit more mentally, your body will rise to the occasion.
    My assisters to help me go from 1-100 real quick: music, friends, a personal trainer, a new class, a vacation, new clothes. There are 1 thousand reasons to workout and any reason you have NOT to… is not enough to outweigh a reason to get your @$$ in gear.
Rebecca Kennedy
A NYC-based fitness expert and celebrity trainer, Kennedy strives to improve every client's life both physically and beyond.
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