With spring on the way (finally!) your thoughts are turning to warmer days, less clothing and—naturally—how your body is looking after being a slug all winter. It’s time to start planning a “Get Fit” campaign that can have you back in shape in time for summer.
The Benefits of Exercise
Few things offer as many benefits as increasing your level of physical activity. It’s not only valuable for controlling your weight and boosting your muscle tone, it also helps you to:
- Combat health conditions and diseases
- Improve your mood
- Boost your energy
- Promotes better sleep
- Puts the “zing” back into your sex life
- Exercising can also be fun, depending on what form of activity you choose
The Secret Sauce
The secret to making exercise work for you is, quite simply, doing it. Regularly. This can be difficult at any time of the year, but it’s a lot harder to do when you’re out of shape and the weather is still chilly.
Teaming up with others who have similar goals is a good way to help everyone achieve their objectives. But what happens if you don’t know anyone who is into exercising regularly, or whose time corresponds with yours well enough to make it a joint effort? Join a boot camp, of course!
Here are some of the best places to get fit in Sugar Land this spring!
Your Local Y
YMCAs all over the country offer a range of classes for all levels of fitness, and you can get group or personal training and help. The group classes work well because:
- You feel more accountable, and when you don’t show up your instructor and classmates will be the first to notice
- Having a qualified instructor means you do the exercises correctly, so you get the maximum benefit
- In a group setting, you’ll be encouraged to push and challenge yourself more than if you exercise alone
- You’ll have more fun, make friends and help motivate each other in a social environment.
- You can sign up for membership of your nearest branch of the YMCA of Greater Houston, get personalized advice and access to all the facilities you need to get fit over the coming months.
Adventure Boot Camp
There’s nothing like a little adventure to get your blood flowing and your heart singing. The SouthWest Houston Adventure Boot Camp meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 am (yes, you read that right!) at the Lost Creek Park in Sugarland. Under the direction of Stacy Agee, you’ll spend an hour working out in the natural beauty surrounding you.
Organizers say you can expect a 3% to 5% reduction in body fat, an increase in strength and improved endurance, among other benefits. There’s even a test at the end for those who want to measure their progress. Click here for more details and to register for the camp.
Stafford “Fit Body” Boot Camp
If you live closer to Stafford TX, the Fit Body boot camp might be your thing. With a fat loss and fitness program design to shed unwanted body fat in the shortest time possible, the program offers supervision by qualified personal trainers.
Just one of hundreds of Fit Body camps worldwide, the Stafford camp provides you with personalized training in a group setting, which helps to keep costs affordable.
The FIT Brigade
Not one for military-style boot camps? Then The FIT Brigade might be just the ticket. With camps taking place at a new, indoor facility in Stafford, exercise sessions last 45 to 60 minutes and are athletic, sport-type drills performed with the music pumping and the energy cranking. The upbeat atmosphere emphasizes the team concept and encouragement for all participants, and formats range from partner drills through the buddy system.
- Strength Training
- Endurance Training
- Agility Drills
Every workout is unique and challenges you based on your individual fitness level, and you can choose to include Tighten and Tone or Kickboxing in your regimen for extra fun.
Exercising Safely in Sugar Land Texas
The most important thing about fitness activities is to do them safely. Get your physician’s approval before starting a new exercise program, and in case of injury or emergency get someone to take you to SignatureCare Emergency Center’s emergency room for immediate medical attention.
Don’t let summer catch you unprepared! Find your vibe with one of these Sugar Land fitness programs and get your fitness levels up to par.