I have made huge improvements in my level of flexibility and balance
I made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. I knew it was going to be tough but was determined to improve my appearance and health. I also realized that a little help was going to be essential. I decided to join a fitness center. I did some research and found a local fitness center that remains open 24 hours. When I paid my fees, I received a key card that provides access any time of the day or night. This is especially beneficial to me because I work a changing schedule. There are times when I’m free in the middle of the day. Sometimes, I need to be able to workout late at night. This fitness center has turned out to be perfect for me. I started making an effort to workout six days per week. I switch between running on the treadmill and using the stationary bikes or ellipticals for cardio training. I dedicate around 30 minutes of the workout to high intensity cardio. It feels great to get my heart pumping and work up a sweat. I then move onto strength training. I like to simply lift free weights. However, I’ve found that the strength training machines are really helpful for targeting specific muscles. The machines are self-explanatory and allow easy adjustment of the weight. Since I’m not trying to bulk up, I stick with low weight and high repetition. I make sure to properly warm up, cool down and focus on a thorough stretch. It feels wonderful. I have made huge improvements in my level of flexibility and balance. I have noticed muscle tone in my arms and legs and increased my energy and stamina. Joining the gym was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.