As a trainer and a coach, I believe that having variety and diversity in your training program–while always staying in check with your fundamentals, such as Core–yields the best results! Don’t get me wrong, your training program should still be structured, purposeful, and efficient…but keep it spicy!
As a family, we have found that keeping a variety of fun and challenging activities & sports on our calendar keeps us motivated and constantly changing our “routines.” Mike and I weight train, compete in triathlons, road races, obstacle course races, and have many other active hobbies (PLUS taking part in all the classes that we teach)! Our boys enjoy and compete in the same activities as us while adding their seasonal sports such as basketball, baseball, and golf in the mix. This programming allows us to continuously meet our fitness goals, while also having fun and pushing us to create new goals. Within a one week span, you will see Mike and me do everything from yoga to deadlifts to running. I’m also a big believer in dance, which is my main passion and my very favorite form of fitness. Dance has tons of variety within itself! You’re not performing the same repetitive motions that many other forms of cardio rely on.