Did you know that here at Cleveland Crossing we have a fully equipped gym? For all of our awesome residents, one of the many amenities available to you is our workout room. Complete with both cardio and strength training equipment, our gym is the perfect fit for anyone trying to get fit!
Here are some tips on how you can get fitter and stronger in the gym every day!
Make Fitness a Lifestyle
"I'll start my workout routine tomorrow. After all, what can just one more off day hurt?" We've all been there. It's easy to make excuses not to get into the gym on a regular basis. Working out is hard, and a lot of times not very fun. We want to see results immediately and are disappointed when after one session in the gym our muscles aren't bigger or our waistline isn't any thinner. After a couple of days or weeks, we get burned out and quit altogether. This happens because oftentimes we have short term goals in mind.
The people who see the most progress are the ones who make fitness a lifestyle. Don't look in the mirror after every single workout, it will be disappointing. Stay consistent and over time you will start seeing the results you're looking for.
The average person who works out regularly will start noticing some results after 4 weeks and it will take on average 6 weeks for others to start noticing your progress. Keep your head in the game and before you know it, you'll start reaping the benefits!
You are what you eat
You've probably heard phrase "abs are made in the kitchen". Well it's not just abs that are made in the kitchen; it's real progress. The best workout plan in the world can only go so far. Your body responds to what you eat. You need a good amount of protein to help rebuild your muscles after a workout, carbs provide energy for your workouts, and healthy fats help your brain function at a high level. There are a lot of different diet options for healthy eating. The key? Choose a plan that works for you. You shouldn't be miserable in your diet or it won't become a lifestyle for you. The best diet is one that you can sustain long term.
Find a Workout Buddy
The last tip we will cover in this article is finding a workout buddy. Working out with a friend or trainer can go a long way in helping you see results more quickly, and can also keep you motivated to be in the gym more often.
The gym isn't designed to be a social hangout, but the opportunity to catch up with a friend while going through your exercise routine can be the push you need to stay consistent. Having someone you can rely on as a spotter will also help you be more confident when doing heavy exercises that you may not feel comfortable doing on your own, and if your goal is building strength and muscle, you'll need to be lifting heavy.
There is so much advice out there when it comes to workout routines and nutrition that it would be impossible to cover it all in one blog post. We hope the 3 tips we've provided here will be a good start to get you where you want to go.
Take advantage of the gym at Cleveland Crossing today! If you're not a resident yet and are looking for a luxury apartment in the Raleigh-Garner NC area, give us a call or contact us online. We'd love to help you find your next home!