Yoga, Boot Camp, Boxing, Piloxing, Turbo Super Charged Fit Club, there are so many choices for fitness classes these days. While I believe it’s important to try new things, don’t bite off more than you can chew.
If you have a Boxing class at 9 on Saturdays, don’t schedule a pilates session at 11 the same day. You may not realize it but you will not be giving your all in either of those classes.
Even if you feel like you have the energy to endure both sessions, mentally you will be holding back. You may work up a good sweat in the boxing class, but that pilates session will be in the back of your mind. Then when you do get to pilates, chances are you won’t be performing at the best level that you’re capable of. Don’t overbook yourself!
When you walk into a class or work-out session leave everything at the door. Focus on the task at hand and give it everything you have. Don’t think about the other classes you want to try, or the run you are going to do tomorrow. Engage in the work you are doing in that moment. You will get better results from the class you’re doing and you’ll feel like you got a great work-out at the end of the session.
Stop Looking For The Next Best Thing
Take responsibility for your results. New fitness classes and gimmicks come out daily, it’s not the class that is going to do all the work for you. You are the one that has to put the effort in. Find a class that you feel motivated and supported in. Then give it a fair shot. If your results are slow or not happening talk to the instructor or other members of the class that have had success, don’t look for what you think will be the next best thing.
Sample One At A Time
If there is a class you’re interested in, give it a trial run. Test out one class at a time. It’s difficult to make a decision when you have 3 different classes going at one time. This will allow you try the class a few times and make an informed decision on whether it’s a good fit for you or not. Each session may be different depending on the class, it’s important to try it more than once. This will be easier to do if your schedule is clear and you aren’t trying to jam in a run followed by yoga followed by body pump followed by the new class that you’re best friend is in.