It’s a known fact if you love your athletic shoes you’ll work out harder and more efficiently. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch but the truth is, when I am excited about my exercise gear I am inspired to put them to good use. Finding the right sneaker is extremely important. Will you be using them to run? Dance? Lift? Once you’ve identified your needs why settle for anything less than fashionable? I found some killer kicks online that are sure to put an extra spring in your step this year.
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Which one inspires you to get in gear??
Last week, I was thrilled to announce that in March 2016, my capsule collection of athleisure apparel with MPG Sport will be launched exclusively at Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay Co!
Last weekend I participated in the Spartan Beast, a 13 mile multi-obstacle challenge! This experience was no joke – especially in the crazy California heat wave we’ve been having. My sister Sharee and her husband Randall put our team together. Since their last name is Wise, our team name was the Wise Asses!
One might assume the MOVE dancers and I wouldn’t bother with additional exercise since we get such a great workout when performing – and that would be oh-so-untrue. Our morning routine includes a deep stretch and intense yoga session to give our bodies a refreshing challenge. Although dancing is an awesome way to stay fit, like any other exercise our bodies get used to the movements. For this reason we decide to shock our muscles with something they’re not entirely used to.
Fitness expert Andrea Orbeck explains, “This happens because of the body’s natural defense to adapt to demands placed on it. If you lack variety and intensity in your workout, you will likely stay where you are in your fitness level. To avoid this plateau, new demands are required for new goals.”
Not only is mixing up your routine more physically effective but it also mentally enhances your experience to try something new and exciting. I like to throw in an occasional class that is outside of my ordinary, like yoga, spinning, Pilates or kickboxing.
Orbeck suggests that in order to constantly evolve our routine and reach new fitness milestones, think of the acronym F.I.T.T. when changing things up.
So what is F.I.T.T.?
F is for Frequency: more days per week
I is for Intensity: faster tempo and more challenging levels
T is for Type: variety of incline tread work, sprints and jump rope
T is for Time: longer intensity levels…30, 60 and 90 second power bursts
What is your regular exercise routine? How do you continuously challenge your body?