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Fitness Tips for spring from a personal trainer

I hope this finds you all healthy and well.  While this winter has been harsh, keep in mind that spring is just around the corner. Here are some fitness tips to get you best prepared for T-shirt season.

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Interval training for a runner involves alternating periods of running, say 30 seconds, with periods of walking. The shift in speed burns more calories, according to fitness expert Mike Tangreda.

Perform interval training.

Not sure what interval training is? Simply put, it’s training with strength-training-fitness-health-lifestyle-personal-trainer-condo.caintensity followed by a brief rest to burn more calories. An example of interval training for runners would be something like this: run fast for 30 seconds, then walk for 30 seconds, and then repeat the process. This simple shift in a running program will help burn more calories.

Do strength training.

Many condos today come equipped with fantastic gyms that offer greater privacy and convenience than you get at a typical box gym. Strength training improves skeletal muscle, and fights off cardiovascular disease, arthritis and osteoporosis. Not sure where to begin? Look at having a certified personal trainer help you get started.

Eat clean.

What does this mean? Eating clean could mean cutting down on (or going without) alcohol, sugar, salt, saturated fats, certain grains and a range of other foods. With so much information out there these days my recommendation is to find out what works for you. Some of the most amazing changes I have personally seen are from clients watching their daily caloric intake. You want to make sure you are not over eating (or under eating) as this will most likely lead to weight gain. There are many free apps out there that will track your daily caloric intake. All of our trainers use my fitness pal, a free app and web-based program.

Until next time

Mike Tangreda, Certified home personal trainer

Inhometrainer.ca

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