Beat the Winter Blues

by CRNPilates on January 23, 2012

It is now smack dab in the middle of winter. The excitement of the holidays is over. Your your New Year’s fitness resolutions worked out exactly as planned/expected. Perhaps what it all comes down to are two simple factors: the winter blues killing your motivation  and, simply, boredom with everything in your routine! Trust me, we’ve all been there. Alas, an easy fix to wiz through the frigid temps can include making simple changes to your mind body training routine. There’s no need to forfeit familiar concepts -  try just changing up your group class schedule!

Enjoy Pilates mat class? Think about giving the Ballet Sculpt class a chance! The Ballet Sculpt class will continuelengthening your muscles as you use familiar tools such as the Pilates Magic Circle and light weights. The materials with the Pilates backbone and Ballet placement concepts will give you a further awareness of your alignment. After taking that class and then approaching another mat class (or yoga class), you will find new ways to maximize the benefits of each movement with even better placement than before.

Love your Yoga classes? GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® are based upon spinal movements that help move your entire body through a series of fluid movement that give leeway to joints and even condition internal organs. Sound familiar? While it sounds similar to Yoga, it is also different in the sense that maintaining motion is key in the practice. FYI: GYROKINESIS® is performed on the mat while GYROTONIC® is performed on a specialized piece of equipment - definitely recommend giving both a try!

Your overall approach to exercise does not require a major change up to mix up your routine. Rather, consider expanding your mind body repertoire! Going back to your usual classes will feel better than ever, guaranteed.

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