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Find Your Strength With Fitness Independence

When you love your workout, it’s easier to incorporate health and fitness into your daily routine. That’s why Fitness Connection is dedicated to celebrating fitness independence—today and every day. It’s all about working out YOUR way, and finding the unique workout that works for you.

So, if you never learned how to use gym equipment, or you’re intimidated about joining a gym for the first time, these suggestions will help you find your own fitness independence. Because there’s so much more to working out than treadmills and weights—those are great ways to stay active, but they aren’t the only way to practice fitness at the gym.

Fitness Connection has all the space, classes, and amenities you need to get started. Here are a few ways you can show off your unique personality and get a great workout at the same time.

JUMP INTO SOMETHING NEW

If you’re looking for a way to switch up your cardio routine, jump rope is a great place to start.

This versatile exercise activates nearly all of the core muscle groups—from your biceps, to abdominals, to hamstrings and much more.

Ways To Make This Workout Your Own

  1. Try weighted ropes
  2. This provides additional benefits by strengthening your heart and your muscles at the same time. It’s a cardio, HIIT, and strength training workout all in one.
  3. Show off your moves
  4. From double-unders, to criss-cross, and high-knees, there are so many ways to put your own unique spin on jump rope. Try different methods to keep it fun and fresh!
  5. Go at your own pace
  6. Whether you want to keep things slow and steady or pick up the pace, this is a workout you can truly do YOUR way. Use it as a cool down, a warm up, or a total body workout on its own.

Another plus to jump rope is that short 10–15 minute sessions still provide plenty of health benefits. So even if you have a busy schedule, you can flex your fitness independence at Fitness Connection by squeezing in a quick session between classes, work, or errands.

DANCE LIKE NOBODY’S WATCHING

Dance is one of the greatest forms of self-expression—what better way to celebrate your fitness independence than by showcasing your moves? Not only does dance offer you a chance to be yourself, it has a major positive impact on your well-being.

According to Time Magazine, dancing is one of the best ways to exercise when it comes to improving your physical health and mental health—and it doesn’t even feel like a workout. If you never learned how to use gym equipment, this is a workout you can start anytime, with no training required.

Whether it’s in your own kitchen, at a party with friends, or here at Fitness Connection, we encourage you to dance it out! We offer an inclusive roster of classes with various musical genres, dance styles, and fitness levels to match your own unique needs.

STRETCH YOUR LIMITS (AND THE POSSIBILITIES)

Not every workout has to be heart-pumping and intense to reap amazing health benefits. Yoga is a fantastic low-impact exercise that helps you stay toned and healthy, and increases your flexibility. Plus, you don’t need to learn how to use gym equipment to get started.

You can do yoga as a group activity, but it’s also a workout you can do alone—making it that much easier to celebrate your fitness independence. Whether you’re joining us for a class or hanging out in your living room, here’s a handy checklist to keep in mind:

Yoga checklist

  1. Bring a mat. Don’t have one? Visit our ProShop to gear up.
  2. Bring water. Get the most out of this workout by staying hydrated.
  3. Clear your mind. Leave the stress of your day behind. This is your time to put the focus on you.
  4. If you’re a beginner, start slow. It will take time to develop your flexibility. Avoid pushing yourself too hard.
  5. Don’t forget to breathe. Practice intentional, mindful breathing throughout your workout. Trust us, it really helps!
SHOOT FOR THE STARS

According to NPR, a little friendly competition can really take your workout to the next level. Whether you’re battling against yourself or competing against others for the title, raising the stakes gives you the added motivation to keep pushing forward.

That’s why one of our favorite workouts here at Fitness Connection is basketball. Our spacious basketball courts give you and your friends the opportunity to sweat it out, get a great workout, and sharpen your shooting skills. All while having fun!

CONCLUSION

At Fitness Connection, we’re all about empowering our members to do the workout that works for them. Because there’s no right or wrong way to get a great workout—as long as you’re breaking a sweat and having fun, that’s the workout that’s right for you.