Creating a workout that delivers results and fits in with your schedule is worth the research, time and planning. So, to make that easier, here is a list of 5 the best workout styles that fit into the busy schedules of on-the-go women, if you’re busy, time poor, stressed, forgetful, want high-intensity, want low-intensity, need a change, or just want to throw in something different you can do in as little as 15 minutes… These might work for you, here’s why.
Metabolic Resistance Training: The quick workout.
- Essentially fast-paced circuits, moving between exercises with little rest in between.
- MRT has been proven as one of the most effective methods for weight loss.
- They can be done with any type of equipment, or none at all.
- You can get a high intensity workout done in as little as 15 minutes.
Bodyweight training: Anywhere, anytime
- Removing equipment from your workout can make it easier, faster and more convenient for those that are time-poor or disorganised.
- Bodyweight Training requires more in the way of coordinative ability, stabilisation, and core strength. More muscles are activated and used when adding resistance to training – get creative!
Machine weight training: Control and technique
- For beginners weight machines offer guidance, they are a great place to start to develop technique, learn where your muscles are and how to use weights for your body shape, and desired outcome while following correct technique.
- You can set your own pace, take as little or as much rest in between exercises as you want. Using machines makes it easy to combine cardio/weight training
- Get a personal trainer to run you through correct technique, and create a program that suits your goals.
Free-weight training: Efficient, but remember your technique
- Improve coordination, stabilising muscles, spine and legs (when performing standing exercises)
- Free- weights require more neurological stimulation and body coordination to accomplish each move successfully.
- You won’t need to dedicate time to working out your core, following correct technique should give you a great core workout.
Walking: Body and mind control
- As little as 15 minutes walking can improve glycemic control after eating, stabilising blood sugar
- Studies show that walking at a brisk pace for 30 minutes after a meal helped aid weight loss.
- Walking is good for your brain, boosting cognitive function, reducing stress, increasing creativity, memory and cognitive control.
To get the most from your training, whether you want to be a local at the gym, bootcamp or keep it simple in your living room, Dietitian’s, Personal Trainers or lifestyle coaches can be the change you need to correct technique or break bad habits, to make drastic changes in your health and fitness rituals having a lifestyle program designed specifically for you can help you achieve your goals.