Whether it’s Cross Fit, Boot Camp, TRX, or some other high impact routine you’re grooving on these days, we wanted to provide you with some expert tips on how to maximize your workout.
Zobha brand ambassador and trainer to Hollywood A-listers such as Courteney Cox, Mary Louise Parker, and Jason Statham, let us in on some of her secrets she uses when training the stars. Check them out:
- The keys to any success in weight loss are cardio, nutrition, hydration and strength. Hydration is key, in order to metabolize fat efficiently while working out so it is critical to be hydrated.
- Your Heart Rate is the key to exercising at the right intensity (heart rate zone) to meet your fitness goals. If you exercise regularly but are aiming to lose body fat, exercise at 60-85 percent of maximum heart rate. Build up to an hour long workout of continuous exercise. Courteney achieved this through interval training on the treadmill where she would walk and run while keeping her heart rate in the “fat burning zone” for 60 minutes.
- Aim for 20-60 minutes of continuous exercise incorporating intervals in your target zone each session.
- Just getting started in the high impact sports? Studies show that people who exercise at too high of an intensity, especially in the initial stages of their program, drop out sooner, have more injuries, and tend to develop a negative impression towards exercise in general. If necessary start in a low exercise intensity zone and build up.
Hope these tips are helpful! If you have specific questions for Michelle Lovitt leave them in the comments section and we’ll get back to you!
Now go get ‘em!
The Zobha Team