We've all been there. We've been adamant about sticking to our workout routine for weeks and we are noticing the gradual, but consistent changes that are taking place with our bodies, our moods, and our overall way of life. We're loving the results and are now more motivated than ever to keep pushing ourselves, but suddenly the changes stop. We've reached a plateau.
Most people assume that the way to move past a plateau is to stay on track. Just keep doing what you're doing and eventually you will begin to see results again. However, this way of thinking almost always leads to failure. "Our bodies are incredibly intelligent and will adapt to the same type of workout quickly," says Burn 60 trainer Mia Kaneda. "The key to avoiding plateaus and encouraging continued results s to keep your workouts fresh."
"If you normally start on the treadmill at Burn, try starting the workout on the floor. Outsmart your body and enhance your brain by doing different modes of exercise. You can do this by trying different trainers at Burn 60 and incorporating varied cross training exercises into your routine."
Go for a run outside, throw the football around with your kids, or take a bike ride through your neighborhood. "Most importantly, always use proper form," encourages Mia. "If you have questions ask the trainers, they are there to help maximize your fitness and broaden your potential!"