You have a lot of control over the rate and degree to which you age. Inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle contribute to aging – so get up and start moving. Taking a fitness class, such as those offered at the Anti-Aging Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, is one of the most fun ways to whip yourself into shape.
These classes improve your range of motion, muscle tone, heart health, and stamina. Plus, they offer the added bonus of helping you keep your weight at a healthy level, which wards off a host of diseases and keeps you feeling confident and looking good, even as the birthdays pass.
Group classes offer camaraderie and are lead by a professional fitness instructor, so you’re guaranteed a safe and well-designed workout. You can schedule classes during your busy day and your fellow participants, and the fitness center’s staff, will hold you accountable for showing up and performing. Plus, you’ll never get bored! Classes vary in exercises and routines to challenge your body and mind.
The Anti-Aging Institute has a class for every fitness level. Whether you need to relax and stretch it out, strengthen your core, push your limits, or develop lean mass, the office has you covered.
You know yoga helps with flexibility, but did you know it actually counts as a muscle-strengthening workout too? Regular participation in yoga has also been shown to help reduce blood pressure and inflammation, both of which contribute to the appearance and sensations of aging.
Plus, yoga keeps your joints and muscles lubricated, so you suffer less of the stiffness and restricted range of motion that occurs as you age. Your balance and stability improves, too. You learn to connect with your breathing and go with the flow. Yoga also helps you deal with stress and its negative effects naturally and more adeptly, so it has less of an effect on your overall wellbeing.
Pilates is an exercise system that develops a dynamic, flexible body with specific emphasis on the core.
The core refers to all the muscles of the abdomen and those that support your spine. Studies show that Pilates is an effective way to minimize and treat chronic lower back pain.
Pilates offers numerous progressions, so it’s suitable for all levels. Many of the exercises require small muscle engagements that have huge effects on your entire system. It teaches you to move efficiently and trains you to avoid injury and perform better in sport and daily life.
Can’t decide between yoga and Pilates? Try PiYo, which combines both disciplines into one workout. PiYo classes challenge your core with classic Pilates moves, while teaching you to move with the breath as you do in yoga. A time efficient, but effective, comprehensive workout, PiYo sculpts your muscles and firms your core while also helping you develop strength and flexibility. It’s low impact, but will leave you feeling energized and looking defined.
Tabata High-Intensity Training
Tabata workouts aren’t for the faint of heart. They whip you into shape, improving your heart health and offering weight-loss benefits. The allure of Tabata is that it’s also time efficient; you get maximum benefit from a short amount of time.
Tabata high-intensity training consists of intervals of all-out effort followed by very short recoveries. Research shows this type of training turns on the fat-burning mechanisms in your body far more effectively than long, steady-state sessions.
Exercises included in a Tabata class vary but might include push-ups, squats, and jumping rope. The benefit of joining a Tabata class at the Anti-Aging Institute is that the trainers will work with you to push and modify as needed, so you see great gains in your fitness and health.
Kettlebells look like a cannonball with an arched handle and provide enormous benefits in developing your strength and function. Kettlebell training combines classic movements, such as squats, with dynamic actions, such as swings, to strengthen your entire body.
Training with these free weights predictably leads to muscle and strength gain but also enhances your aerobic capacity, improves balance, and increases core strength. These are benefits you don’t always get with traditional machine-based resistance training.
Enroll in a class today to become a fitter version of you! Call the Anti-Aging Institute for their fitness class schedule and to get started.