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Fitness and weights : 4 tips to start again sports successfully

30 . 04 . 19

Finally decided to adopt new health resolutions, you plan to return to sport? Whatever the activity practiced (BodyArt, boxing, Bodypump™), the Pur(e) coach in Geneva Champel will give you advice on how to get started.

Tip # 1: Choose the right fitness activity
Do you like dancing? Go for Zumba®. Lift loads makes you feel good? Try a Bodypump™, Grit Force™ or Bodysculpt class. In short, to be motivated and to remain so, the coach is formal. Nothing like a fun fitness activity.

Tip # 2: Follow a schedule of 2 to 3 weekly fitness sessions
Join a sports club, that’s good. Go there every week is better. And studies prove it. To be beneficial, as much on the organs, the tension, as on the morale, sport must be practiced in a regular way.

The must: alternate stimulation by mixing the types of efforts with, for example, a Grit cardio™ course at the beginning of the week (for endurance) followed by a Pilates session in the middle of the week (for muscle building) and a Bodybalance™ course before the weekend (for flexibility). Note: several short sessions spread over the week are better than one session.

Tip # 3: go gradually and listen to his body
In fitness or bodybuilding, the golden rule of the beginner is the same. Start in a moderate way to avoid demotivation, worse, an injury. The right tip for solo activities (weight training, functional training …): always start your session with a warm-up (10 to 15 minutes) on cardio equipment (sitting bike, elliptical, rower) and finalize by a return to calm embellished with stretching.

The most collective lessons: whatever the activity practiced (CX Worx™, RPM™, Sprint™, yoga …), the concepts taught in the Pur(e) Geneva gym include all warm-up and stretching. To do in case of doubt: do not hesitate to see your doctor before working out again.

Tip # 4: Do not focus on weight
To all those who aspire to lose weight, read on! It is common that the resumption of an activity causes a slight weight gain. This phenomenon occurs in the first weeks, when the muscle grows as a result of repeated efforts. Concomitantly, the appearance of the skin changes.

The tissues get firmer and the muscles become curved. No need to stress at the sight of a scale that oscillates in the wrong direction. Especially since this initial effort has the effect of increasing the basic metabolism. The very one that makes us burn calories at rest.

To practice the fitness activities mentioned in this article, go to your gym Pure Sport Club Geneva Champel!

Photo credit : Alain Rico – Texts : Skom.

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