by Jenny Gaal, Fitness Director

Getting fit doesn’t have to be rocket science! Did you know Simple body weight exercises are a great choice for achieving gains in strength, building muscle, boosting cardiovascular fitness, and burning fat.  Need more convincing?  Here are some more reasons…..

  1. Super efficient work outs: Since there is no equipment involved, bodyweight workouts make it easy to transition quickly from one exercise to the next. Shorter rest times mean it’s easy to quickly boost heart rate and burn more serious calories.2. Combined cardio and strength training:  We are all pressed for time but could all benefit from cardio and strength training and one.  Time to knock it out in one efficient class.

    3. Fast fat burning: Looking to shed a few unwanted pounds? Just a few minutes of body weight training can have a major impact on your metabolism.

    4. Something for everyone: Bodyweight exercises are a great choice because they are easily modified to challenge any fitness level.  Adding extra repetitions, performing the exercises faster or super-slow, and perfecting form are all ways to make even the simplest exercise more challenging. Fun & Fitness offers a variety of fitness classes to suit the whole family.

    5. Improve core strength: The “Core” is more than just Abs. In fact, at least 29 muscles make up the human core and many simple bodyweight movements can be used to engage all of them.  Such exercises improve core strength for better posture and improved athletic performance.