Movement, Fun, and Flexibility… Rocking Your Workout with Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba!

Yoga, Pilates, and ZumbaAre you tired of the same old workout routines? Try switching up your workouts by incorporating yoga, Pilates, and/or Zumba. Yoga is a great way to stretch, workout, and find relaxation in the deep breathing exercises. Pilates, when done correctly, is a hardcore workout that really strengthens your core muscles. Zumba is a surefire way to burn calories and have fun. A fun mix of dancing, martial arts, and rhythm,  Zumba will have you on your feet, moving to the beat, and you will laugh all the way through it. Keep reading for tips on how to rock your workout with these fun activities.

  • Group Workouts. Working out with a small group can be one of the best way to achieve your fitness goals. Small group workouts are usually led by fitness trainers, and they can incorporate yoga, Pilates and Zumba, into the workout plan for the group. Zumba works especially well for small groups, in that it is basically a dance class. You can spend time learning the moves and having fun with your small group.
  • Personal Trainers. Working with a personal trainer is another great way to achieve your fitness goals. No matter how much you want something, sometimes we all just need that little extra push to help get us there. A personal trainer is just enough catalyst to get you moving and well on your way to getting the body of your dreams. A personal trainer will custom design a workout for your body that will maximize your results and get you what you’re looking for. Yoga will help to increase your flexibility, while Pilates elements will strengthen your core. Personal trainers regularly use elements of yoga, Pilates, and Zumba, in their fitness routines.
  • Workout Buddies. Whether you are a member of a gym, or regularly hit the pavement at zero dark thirty, it can help to have a workout buddy. Workout buddies can help keep us motivated and on track towards our fitness goals. Accountability is often a key factor in achieving fitness goals, and workout buddies can keep us accountable. Schedule specific times to workout during the week with a friend, and make sure to keep the date. If you can hit the gym, make sure to sign up for a Zumba class with your workout buddy–not only is it a great workout, but you’ll burn double the calories by laughing and having fun with your friend. Yoga and Pilates both work well for two people. Yoga helps with stretching exercises, while Pilates is challenging and a tough workout that is only improved with the help of a friend.

Whether you are looking to spice up your old fitness routines, or just start working out, achieve your fitness goals faster by incorporating yoga, Pilates, and Zumba, into your workout plan. Talk to your personal trainer about how you can get involved in a small group, or just incorporate more stretching, or fun, into your daily workout.