Best Summer Indoor Workout
With summer quickly approaching, so is much warmer weather. While it’s great to get outdoors and go for a run on a nice day, taking your workout inside is a great alternative to beat the heat without compromising your calorie burn. At times, working out inside can seem restrictive, but at least there is air conditioning. Here are three reasons why we our indoor workouts are perfect for beating the summer heat.
If you live in an area prone to air pollution, your health may be better off if you workout indoors. Other environmental factors can also trigger respiratory problems like allergies and asthma. Exercising outside causes you to breathe deeper through your mouth instead of your nasal passages which normally filters airborne pollution particles.
A beneficial aspect of working out inside is you do not have an excuse not to – despite what the forecast shows. A recent study showed that competition is the biggest motivator for exercise, and that starts at the gym. It’s natural to want to beat the person next to you on the treadmill, and with Orangetheory’s group workouts you can do just that! It also gives you the opportunity to push your limits at your own pace, allowing you to motivate yourself gradually.
Paying for a monthly gym membership alone is enough to motivate most people to hit the gym, but Orangetheory provides a community of hardworking people who have one common goal of getting fit and healthy, while having fun. Being a part of a group that holds each other accountable during a workout can lead to an increased feeling of motivation. One study shows that 95 percent of those who started a weight-loss program with friends completed the program.
Whether you prefer working out inside or out, Orangetheory Fitness can be the perfect alternative to your current fitness routine. By combining strength training and cardio for the perfect high-intensity interval training you can burn calories for the next 36 hours, all while staying in the same place.
NEED A SUMMER BODY FAST? TRY A ROWING MACHINE
Summer is right around the corner, and it’s time to get serious about your beach body! Choosing an exercise program can often be overwhelming, but getting in shape doesn’t require you to scale mountains or hit the pavement for a long run. At Orangetheory Fitness, we use a heart rate based interval training that stimulates metabolism and increases energy while utilizing the rowing machine.
You may be thinking, “what is a rowing machine?” This machine has changed the fitness game for the better, and provides a low-impact, full body workout without the strain. Unlike an elliptical – you can’t cheat! You need your entire body to complete a full stroke on the machine every time.
What the Rowing Machine Is
This piece of exercise equipment mimics the motion of rowing a boat, making it the perfect low-impact full body workout. This machine is a game changer. Not only is it great for weight loss, toning, and building muscles, but it works out several major muscle groups and can help develop both the upper and lower body. The rowing machine is considered an aerobic, or cardio, workout meaning it causes you to be out of breath very quickly. Other aerobic exercises include sprinting, dancing and kickboxing. It’s the perfect workout for a fast and effective, high calorie burn.
Why Orangetheory Fitness Utilizes the Rowing Machine
No matter what your age is, a fitness plan that includes cardio contributes to your overall health. When paired with walking or jogging on the treadmill, the rowing machine increases the effectiveness of your cardio workout. A rowing machine allows users to burn an average of 600 calories in an hour, making it a great workout to maintain your target zone and keep burning calories after your workout.
In addition to the great physical benefits the rowing machine provides, it also strengthens other aspects of your body. By using the machine as an endurance exercise, it increases heart function and uses carbohydrates to provide the energy required to function. Aerobic workouts improve your lungs, heart and circulation systems in addition to toning your muscles.
Fitness junkies are making the switch to the rowing machine because it burns two to three times the number of calories as a spin class. With summer only weeks away, it’s crunch time. At Orangetheory Fitness, we recognize the benefits of the rowing machine and combine it with more cardio and weight training, making it an effective, 60 minute full-body workout plan that burns calories – just in time for your summer body.