Happy National Fitness Month, friends!
I can't say that I'm one to jump on every national fill-in-the blank holiday, but this is one I'm definitely on board with.
One of my favorite things about fitness is that there's no "right" way to be fit. You can do YOU. Just because your best friend loves running and yoga doesn't mean you have to. Maybe you're more of a boxing, or dance cardio girl... or maybe you're like me, and like to switch up your workouts based on your MOODS (I'll admit it - I can be a little moody.)
Whether I'm mapping out my own workout program, or working one on one with clients I take mood and energy level into account.
Here's a guide on how to pick the best workout for your mood on any given day. Don't be afraid to switch it up! That's part of what makes working out interesting - and the body loves when you keep it guessing.
If you want to feel energized, happier, and relieve some pent up tension and stress.
Try: A high intensity interval workout like the NO equipment workout at the bottom of this post, go for a run, or jump on a bike. These forms of cardio tend to release tension, make you sweat and flood your body with feel-good endorphins.
If you want to zen out, feel calmer, and reset your day.
Try: A yoga flow - I love Strala Yoga with Tara Stiles for her approachable style. She's extremely knowledgeable, and has a ton of videos to choose from. Another good option when you want to feel that calm is Melissa Wood Health. I've been doing her workouts here and there for the past year, and she has a great, serene energy.
If the couch is calling your name, and you just want to watch Real Housewives -but you'd like to get some kind of workout in
Try: My TV workout. I've talked before about my penchant for guilty-pleasure TV + workout combo. Something about it just feels so good - a have your cake & eat it too kind of situation. Entertainment plus movement = a win-win.
This workout hits multiple muscle groups - abs, legs, and arms. And you can modify it based on your fitness level. (Do less reps, and fewer circuits If needed.)
If you want to feel strong and ready to conquer work, or ninja kick your to-do list
Try: A strength training workout. Not much makes a woman feel as empowered and strong as a good strength workout.
Fitsugar has some good options (and more legit trainers than some of what you might find on a random YouTube search) including this 30-minute strength training workout with weights.
Or if you're newer to strength training or short on time I like this 10-minute strength workout.
If you want to head to a dance club and get loose... or just pretend your living room is one
Try: DanceBody. The DanceBody classes in NYC are some of my favorite. That's clearly not an option during quarantine life, but I also really enjoy their online streaming classes, and right now they are offering 50% off your first two months with the code DBHALFOFF.
Alright, off to take my moody self for a workout ;0
What's your favorite workout lately? Share below, I'd love to hear!