Top 5 Ways To Get Beachbody Ready

The weather is warming up, and the beach is calling.  Are you ready for that bathing suit that has been in the closet for months?  No fear, your friends at Gatewaymacon are here to help you get beach body ready!  Check out our list below, and you'll be sure to make a splash this summer.

1.  Healthy Eating

This sounds like a no-brainer, but may people under estimate how important healthy eating is when it relates to weight loss.  According to Shawn M. Talbott, PhD of University of Utah Nutrition Clinic is quoted as saying “As a rule of thumb, weight loss is generally 75% diet and 25% exercise”.  So, make your pursuit of beach body perfection a little easier by starting with your eating.  While we are not dietitians here at Gatewaymacon, we do have a Top 5 List to help you with your healthy dining choices.  Check out our Top 5 Places to Dine Healthy In Macon Ga, and take a healthy fork full of good eating.

2.  Cardio

We know that Cardio is about as popular as the word Diet, but if you want that great body then this is a must.  Cardiovascular exercise does more than burn fat, and helps you reach your fitness goals.  It also has other benefits like improved heart health, increased metabolism, improved hormone profile, and more.  Whether you are a runner or want to dance until you sweat, get up off the couch and get moving!  Looking for some cardio workout ideas?  Check out our Top 5 Places for Hiking and the Outdoors.   

3.  Get a personal Trainer

Sometimes we phone it in in group exercise classes.  It’s easy to not push yourself when you have a group of people that you can hide behind!  Well if you want to push yourself and get different results than before, then it’s time to hire a professional.  Hiring a personal trainer is not just a luxury for the stars, and Macon has several certified personal trainers that are ready to help you achieve your fitness goals.  Not sure who to call?  Check out our Top Trainer Roundup list.

4.  Change your workout

In order to get different results, you have to do something different!  If you have been doing the same workout routine, then give something new a try.  Besides stimulating different muscle groups, changing your regular routine has additional benefits such as building new muscles, preventing overuse injuries, and breaking through a weight loss plateau.  If you need some ideas for an alternative workout, check out our Top 5 Yoga Studios list.

5.  Focus on quality 

Quality is better than quantity!  So instead of trying to complete a specific number of exercises, focus on the quality of the exercise you are performing.  It’s better to do one push-up correctly, than to do ten incorrectly.  When you perform the exercise correctly, you are not only working the intended muscle group, but you will protect yourself from injuries.  If you are not sure how to exercise properly, then ask a personal trainer or fitness professional.

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