Train Hard, Recover Harder

“The real workout starts when you want it to stop.” But the truth is, the real workout actually starts after your workout. No matter how hard you train and push yourself, without proper nutrition, maintenance, and care, you will never achieve your peak fitness potential, or it will take a lot longer for you to achieve those goals. Fitness progress and success requires a lot more than just adding another mile to your run or an extra rep to your weight set. When you workout, you are essentially breaking down your body by depleting your stored energy, muscles and other tissues. Without proper recovery, this can lead to muscle fatigue, inflammation, and ultimately, not achieving #gains, as they say. Here are some of our go-to ways to fully recover from a workout. 

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Corepower Sculpt: All of Your Favorite Workouts in One

With so many fitness class options, it can be difficult to decide which workout you’re in the mood for. Vinyasa flow or HIIT bootcamp? Instead of choosing between a butt-kicking, sweat chamber and a toning, relaxing vibe, there is an easy solution. Corepower Yoga’s Sculpt class is a fitness lover’s dream. Set in a heated room (between 90-93 degrees Fahrenheit), it's a beautiful combination of soothing yoga, intense cardio, and weighted exercises intended to tone and “sculpt” your body. 

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Setting An Intention

“Revive”, I repeat to myself as I start to lose focus in Standing Bow Pose. I find balance again, and my body syncs with my breathing. My posture deepens, the sequence goes on, and I make progress with what my mind, body, and breath present to me in this hour. I leave class feeling revitalized and carry that feeling throughout the rest of my day. This is the power of setting an intention in your yoga practice.

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Advantages of Exercise

Everyone knows the physical benefits of working out, but did you know that exercise also combats anxiety and depression, increases energy and alertness, and improves your quality of sleep? Even though we all know these advantages, squeezing in that morning workout or getting to the gym after a full day of classes is often dreaded. Here are some ways to change the dreadful pit in your stomach when you think about heading to the gym:

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WISCO: Get in CHAARG

Ever feel a little lonely grabbing smoothies and checking out the hottest workout studios around your campus by yourself? Would you love to have a buddy tag along? Enter CHAARG, the hottest fitness organization that is ‘liberating girls from the elliptical.' This fitness club just went live in Madison this semester and I’m loving every second of it. From the weekly studio spotlights, to the weekly small group sesh and the inCHAARG insta fam I became a part of, this is exactly what I was looking for.

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The Cardio Daze

Walking into the gym can be intimidating to anyone... All of the weights, machines and fit people can make you feel like you’re in a daze, and make you overwhelmed. It’s easiest for some of us to hop on the elliptical and just ride without getting out of our comfort zone, or knowing if it’s actually benefiting us. Do you ever wondering if you’re getting a good workout or actually gettin’ those gains on cardio days? Although there is not one specific machine that’ll do the trick, because every person is different, each one is beneficial for different reasons.

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Tovita Nutrition x Kamps: Campus Power Couple

Everyone knows that staying healthy and fit means more than hitting the gym. Good nutrition is arguably 70-80% of what keeps us lean, energized, and fitting into freshman year's jeans. So why is it so hard for us to eat healthy, especially in college? Sure, it can be done, but it takes a crazy amount of discipline do it alone. In addition, the health-food rumor mill is always churning out new gossip. What's a college kid to believe? Most people have heard of nutrition counseling, but probably haven't considered hiring someone to sit down with weekly, especially when we barely have time to get more than 6 hours of sleep a night.

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Fairfield Hot Yoga

Having self-awareness is an essential part of life- it is so important to be able to relax your body, mind, and spirits that lie within each and every one of us. Yoga incorporates all of these aspects, can transform our bodies and minds, and encourage us to try something new every time we step on the mat. Located on Mill Plain Road, Fairfield Hot Yoga offers both Hot (Bikram) and Power class to tone your mind and muscles and leave you sweaty and zen.

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5 Reasons You Need to go to SoulCycle

Full disclaimer: I’m not writing this article because I work at SoulCycle; I started working there BECAUSE I love it so much!!  Everyone remembers their first time at SoulCycle (and if you haven’t tried it, you will remember the day you try).  You’re completely lost while the front row is killing it with synced tap-backs, push ups, body rolls, etc.  It’s okay!  If you’re some athletic super human who gets things on the first try, props to you.  If you’re like me, it takes four or five times to really get into the rhythm and understand how to incorporate choreography into your ride.  That first class where you successfully hit those tap back push ups, you feel unstoppable.  It’s literally like winning Dancing With The Stars (LOL not really, but you’ll feel cool).   With all of this being said, here are 5 reasons why SoulCycle is my absolute favorite workout in the world!

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Active Activities

It’s easy to be intimidated by workout classes that make you cycle your heart out for 45 minutes in a hot and sweaty room while they yell at you. It is an acquired taste, but don’t let the fear of fitness classes like these take you away from living an active life. Over the years, I have tried many different workout classes, and it’s safe to say that they truly made an incredible impact on my life. Soul Cycle taught me how to push myself, Core Power Yoga taught me how to breathe and enjoy the little things, and Pure Barre taught me that I’m incredibly inflexible. However, I noticed that when I truly felt a change in my body was when I did something as small as going on a 20-minute walk once a day, which seems a little more doable if you are just starting to get into a new workout routine. One of my favorite ways to exercise is to hike with friends.

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Meet me at the BAR(RE)

Growing up as a dancer, the studio has become my happy place–  a home away from home. So, when I first learned about barre classes in high school, I knew I had to give it a try - ballet + a workout class... it could not sound any more like me?! I went to my first class at Pure Barre, and little did I know that I would become slightly (ok, maybe MAJORLY) obsessed with barre classes! Now living in Nashville, I’ve tried almost every barre class there is, and I’m here to give you the rundown of all the super cool and hip barres the Music City has to offer…

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A Total Body Workout… In Your Dorm Room

Do not let the excuses get to you. “It’s cold “the gym is too far of a walk” “I don’t have time” “I can start tomorrow” are not reasons that you cannot be getting your grind on! Working out in your dorm room is totally doable. It saves the time and the hassle of trekking to the gym in winter temperatures. Whip out a yoga mat and try these full body workouts in your room.

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Former Flywheel Master Instructor Joins Cyc Fitness

Is this the biggest indoor cycling news like... EVER? 

In an exclusive announcement this morning, Well+Good broke the news that celebrity trainer and former Flywheel master instructor, Holly Rilinger will be joining Cyc Fitness as their creative director beginning in February.

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