What’s the ideal amount to work out each week? That’s a great question. It’s certainly different for everyone, both depending on your schedule and your fitness goals.
However, one thing is certain: You should try to do a diverse range of exercises each week, including cardio, strength and stretching. And you should always have at least one day of rest to recover and repair.
That inspirational right there.
And you heard it here first.
Here’s what my week looked like in the workout department:
- Monday – 30-minute CXWORX core workout at home
- Tuesday – taught one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Wednesday – taught one-hour BODYPUMP and one-hour BODYATTACK classes
- Thursday – taught one-hour BODYATTACK class
- Friday – attended one-hour yoga class, taught one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Saturday – taught one-hour BODYATTACK class (about to go do this now)
- Sunday – (tomorrow) rest
That’s a full schedule of sweating, with six days on and one day off.
What’s good about it? I did a combination of workouts.
What’s bad about it? I should have done at least one more workout for myself, outside of teaching classes. Although I fully participate and model the exercises for participants when I teach group fitness, it’s still important for me to train outside of the group fitness room.
Now that I’ve become a certified personal trainer, I’ve got a lot more tricks up my sleeve in the fitness department, which I plan to start trying and sharing with you soon.
Questions of the day
What did your workout schedule look like this week?
Are you going to get outside to enjoy the weather or stay inside and watch sports?