Right about now is when most New Year Resolutions begin to fall off the books. Time, money, commitment, work, family, obligation – there are endless reasons why we can’t continue our resolutions. Fitness resolutions are usually one of the first to go. I get it. It’s hard to stay committed to a workout regimen when “real life” gets in the way. Missing out on that piece of your life, however, makes “real life” harder to live. let me break it down for you:
- Energy: Exercise improves energy levels by strengthening your circulation and your heart, and in return, will improve your energy levels. More energy means you can focus on the things you need to do to make “real life” work for you.
- Mood: Exercise promotes chemicals in your brain that improves your mood, and helps make you feel more relaxed. When you exercise, your brain releases feel-good chemicals called endorphins. Physical activity reduces anxiety and depression, and enhances self-esteem. Who doesn’t want to live “real life” with less anxiety?
- Illness: Physical activity may help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways. This may reduce your chance of getting a cold, the flu, or other illness. Exercise also causes change in antibodies and white blood cells, which are the body’s immune system cells that fight disease. Less sick time means more time taking care of “real life”.
Real life happens. We can help you get the most out of real life by keeping you physically and emotionally healthy. Join us today for a week of free classes, and see what all the fuss is about.
New Year’s Is Upon Us! Are YOU Ready?
We are approaching 2020, and many of you are getting ready to set some goals for the new year. Is fitness on that list? It should be! There is no reason why ANY person should feel uncomfortable or unwelcome at the gym. Every person deserves to be fit and healthy.
Setting fitness goals is a great way to achieve success long term. Strength, endurance, improved heart and lung function, improved mental health – it’s all achievable through functional fitness. Consistency and accountability matter. When you find a program that you like and that works, it’s much easier to be successful. Come check us out for three free classes and see what you think!
Any of my members will tell you that I like to talk about consistency a lot. It’s one of my favorite topics when it comes to fitness and nutrition, and that’s because consistency creates two things: measurement and accountability.
Consistency in your workout routine and nutrition planning allows for your results to be measurable. You can actually track what works and what doesn’t work, and make changes to ensure you are meeting your goals. How can you measure success if you don’t do something consistently? Secret: You can’t.
Anyone in the fitness industry will tell you that one of the biggest draws for personal training and group classes is that it creates a level of accountability that people just don’t get in the gym alone. When you have another person present to observe, provide feedback, and train you, there is an added layer of accountability that exists. This leads to a greater chance of success. And who doesn’t like to be successful?
Bottom line, the more consistent you are with your fitness and nutrition, the more results you’ll not only see, but keep. Give yourself 30 days to establish the discipline and the habit. Commit to consistency. The sky’s the limit on what you can achieve!
Summer is right around the corner. Now is the time to commit to a functional fitness program that will help you take advantage of all the amazing things Colorado has to offer! Hiking, biking, swimming, paddle boarding…the list continues. Studies have shown that functional fitness is one of the fastest ways to transform your body, and to build both strength and endurance. Our classes focus on total body transformation, inside and out! We want to help you live your life as healthy and pain free as possible. Come join a class or two and see if functional fitness is for you!
Joining a new gym is intimidating, especially one that specializes in functional fitness. The workouts are intense, the terms and abbreviations are new, and there’s an established community that can feel scary. One of the hardest things you will ever do at Metamorphosis is walk through the front door. Once you’ve mastered that, you’ll find that every workout is modifiable and scalable to meet you wherever you are in your fitness journey. We pride ourselves on meeting you where you are physically and mentally to ensure you are successful. Every movement is intentional. Every movement has purpose. Every movement has multiple ways it can be performed to ensure every person is able to complete it safely and successfully.
Our goal is to enhance your daily living and to help you achieve your fitness goals no matter what they are. Come try out a week of classes on us and see what we mean. You won’t regret it.
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DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) occurs 24-72 hours post workout. Caused by tiny micro tears in your muscles, DOMS is the reaction of inflammation in your muscles as they repair themselves. Some facts about DOMS:
*Proper warm up helps reduce the severity of DOMS. Increasing your muscles by just 1 degree Celsius makes a difference!
*DOMS is reduced as your body adapts to the exercise demand placed upon it. That is why new exercises and routines give you DOMS in the beginning, but it fades over time.
*DOMS is a sign your body is reacting to physiological stress, and it will adapt and become stronger and more ready to handle the stressors moving forward.
*DOMS will reduce your strength while your muscle heals.
Be patient! You are worth it and you will get stronger and better!