Obliterate Excuses with the Best Workouts in Alexandria

July 23, 2015 / editor

Do you dread workouts like you dread Monday mornings?

What if you woke up and got excited to see a workout on your calendar? Yes, it’s possible–and one of the best things that could ever happen to you!

Working out doesn’t just change the way you look, it also boosts your mood, outlook on life, and confidence–and you don’t have to spend hours at the gym to achieve all of the benefits. Here’s how you can be healthy and live well with the best workouts in Alexandria–and obliterate all the excuses in your way.

Workout Excuse #1: “But I just got home!”

Solution: Work Out at Home

Put down the pint. It’s time for a workout at home!

No, we’re not just talking about you streaming fitness vids in your living room (although that is totally an option). We’re talking about one of the greatest gyms right here at The Parker.

We may sound biased, but once you see it, you’ll understand why. By the time you move in, our gym should be ready and waiting…with brand new state-of-the-art equipment. It’s going to be open 24/7, so you can get a sweat session in any time of the day or night–we don’t all run on the same schedule. (Pun not intended.) If you want to take your workout outside, we’ll have a swimming pool with a sundeck, bocce court, and a walking trail with outdoor fitness stations.

Workout Excuse #2: “I never see results.”

Solution: Challenge Yourself

Let’s face it: that light jog on the treadmill and a few dumbbell lifts aren’t going to do much. Barre is one of those workouts that looks easy, but really isn’t. After all of those minute ballet-inspired movements, you’ll be sore, but you’ll also see results pretty quickly with an intense program. And even in an hour-long class, trust us–time flies. Here are some great Barre classes in Alexandria:

Workout Excuse #3: “I get bored.”

Solution: Mix it Up (and Add Friends)

It’s OK to switch between workouts–say, basketball one day, running with your dog the next. But if you can’t seem to find the workout that really fits you, and you’re no longer working out consistently because of it, that’s a bigger problem.

The secret remedy for the frequent-workout-flyer? Join a class that gives you a unique experience with room for growth. In other words, if you’re over rock climbing, don’t force yourself to rock climb! And another tip: try to recruit friends to join you wherever you go. The more incentives you have to keep consistent, the better. Here are some great options for unique workouts that will have you coming back for more:

Workout Excuse #4: “I don’t feel like I’m doing it right.”

Solution: Get a Trainer

This one’s easy. Whether you’re new to weekly workouts or you always seem to injure yourself in fitness classes, it’s a good idea to get personalized help.

You’ll get a better handle on proper form, you’ll learn a few moves and tricks you can accomplish on your own, and it will give you the confidence and strength to tackle other classes. One thing to keep in mind: if you don’t feel comfortable with the first trainer you try, it’s ok to look elsewhere. Many offer a free initial session. Here are some great personal training options in Alexandria:

An even bigger bonus to start working out again? You’ll be able to eat delicious gelato sans guilt. What are you waiting for? Jump start your healthier life in Alexandria, starting with a brand new apartment next to the Huntington Metro. Get in touch with us today!

 

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