Personal Trainer Reveals Secret To Maintaining Your Summer Body Even Through Winter
As winter hits Australia, some like to stay indoors and take a well-earned break from exercise.
But because gyms have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and we've all been social distancing, it's been harder than ever to hold onto all that hard work we put in over the summer.
Look, it's difficult to keep that momentum going into winter and with everything that's going on, we totally get it. However, if you've needed a push in the right direction, then you just need to listen to Arena Fitness functional training coach Quoc Nguyen.
He says doing high intensity interval training (HIIT) can blast away any unwanted winter weight and it's a really fun way to work out.
Speaking to LADbible, Quoc said: "If you're looking for ways to see results and minimise the time you spend exercising, HIIT training is something you need to add into your routine.
"HIIT involves short bursts of intense exercise alternated with low-intensity recovery periods. It is one of the most time-efficient ways to exercise.
"What I love about this style of training is that you can combine resistance-based exercises to help you build strength, while improving your fitness at the same time. You also burn more calories due to the resistance element."
Group training sessions are a great way to get started because you can go with a couple of mates and keep the motivation flowing.
While some people might be cautious about heading back to the gym in this climate, Arena Fitness and other gyms have introduced loads of social distancing measures to keep people's health and safety as a priority. Plus there are options for people depending on their level of comfort.
Quoc added: "The Arena Fitness workouts at Goodlife for example are always changing to make sure it remains challenging and interesting for our members.
"Even if you are training from home, some of these workouts are provided online through an exclusive Arena At Home program on the Goodlife site so that you can maintain that variety in your routine without worrying about what to do next."
But don't just take the classes and then call it a day - push yourself. Quoc says that after a few sessions you should track your progress and see where you're able to go harder.
He said people also need to be mindful about what they eat. Quoc's biggest advice in this department is to record and track what you eat for 8-12 weeks.
There are loads of apps you can use to monitor what you're putting in your gob and it will allow you to 'learn so much about the way you eat, you will learn about protein, carbs and fats and what foods to avoid'.
Another big element to shredding that winter weight is variety.
Quoc tells us: "For me a balanced exercise program would incorporate strength training, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.
"The way to prioritise or build your program will be up to your goals and what you want to achieve. If you are not sure what that should look like for you, an easy start is trying a program like Arena that incorporates all of these components in one, and go for 3-4 sessions a week."
The most important thing is to listen to your body and know what you can and can't do. Book a tour here.
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