6 Motivating Reasons To Work Out Today (Besides Weight loss)

Health and wellness isn’t just about losing weight; it’s about an overall lifestyle change. Yet, often individuals lose sight of this when their only goal is to drop the excess pounds. The truth is if you want real results, you need to start focusing on the benefits of exercise that will motivate you for reasons other than weight loss. By focusing on the overall benefits of exercise you will be better able to facilitate a lifestyle change and long-term results.

Here are six additional benefits of regular exercise that you can focus on to motivate you:

Post Workout Tips For A Speedy Recovery

You have a killer workout that leaves you motivated and wanting more, when suddenly you wake up the next day feeling like your body was hit by a truck- the inevitable post workout muscle pain has kicked in.

As you limp around the next couple of days, you cringe at the slightest thought of physical activity. Your body needs days to heal and you can’t help but wonder how you can possibly have a consistent routine if this is the price you’ll have to pay every time?

The pain that sets in after a tough workout can often be discouraging but fortunately, there are ways to combat it and reduce your body’s recovery time. With a proper post-workout plan you can set yourself up for a speedy recovery and be back in the gym in no time.

Here are the eight most effective ways to optimize and decrease your recovery time:

Get Fit For…Winter?

Setting fitness goals and being motivated to get in shape for the spring and summer months is a no-brainer, right? It happens every year – the snow finally starts to melt and that’s when you realize that you’ve been slacking on your routine, making too many late night visits to Ronald and the Colonel, and now you’re up 15 lbs and back to the same starting point you face every spring. Who doesn’t want to be bikini/shorts/tank top ready when the nice weather comes around again after a long cold winter?

It doesn’t have to be that way! Imagine yourself in April of next year, on that first random day that hits 20 degrees, and instead of having to scramble to shed the extra pounds you’ve packed on since the fall, what if you were ready for it? (If you’re Canadian, you know what I’m talking about – 20 degrees in April might as well be 35 because you know the patios will be rammed and at least a handful of people will break out the shorts and sandals!) Well, the time to plan and prepare for next spring is NOW! Winter shouldn’t signify that it’s time to take a break from fitness, it should be just the opposite. Here’s why:

BOB vs. Bag

Traditional boxing gyms are sure to evoke images of sweaty guys punching on 300-lb punching bags hanging from the ceiling, or gloved hands slamming away at a speed bag in the corner. Well Big Hit Studios isn’t your typical boxing gym, so welcome to the next level.

How Big Hit Came To Be

With almost 25 years combined experience in the fitness industry, we’ve certainly gotten to know what works and what people enjoy most. One thing we noticed was the people really liked hitting things – pads, a bag, us, it didn’t matter, as long as there was something to pound on,...

BOB’s Perspective

Another day, just standing around taking a beating so my friends can all burn these calories and do their Big Hit workouts. What about ME, what about MY needs? No one ever stops to say; Hey BOB, how’s your day? They come in here with their YOBO classes, kicking and punching me...

When Is The Best Time Of Day To Work Out?

We’ve all heard it before – workout first thing in the morning! You’ll burn the most fat this way, they say! It’s best to get it out of the way before you start your day, they say! Who are these people that are saying this, and are they right?! The Truth Every...

What is HIIT?

What Is HIIT? HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. This is a workout format that alternates periods of very high intensity, near 100% of max effort, with recovery periods of reduced intensity, near 50% of max effort. What is Done During a HIIT Workout? The great thing about HIIT is that it...