By Kate Horney
Every busy woman wants to know… what’s the BEST workout for fat loss?
3 tips to improve your workouts & start getting the results you want:
1) Join a group (SUPPORT)
Unless you’re brand new to working out, the days of individual training are out. Group training- whether locally or online- is much less expensive and allows you to have the accountability and support that you need to reach your goals.
Don’t try to get results alone!
Find a certified trainer who offers more than one-on-one training and join a group! Don’t pay the outrages hourly costs of hiring a trainer at your gym- consider joining an online group training program where you’ll get quality exercise instruction AND the support of fellow group members. Group training is a much better value: it’s less expensive and is the best thing you can do for your exercise adherence!
Having social support, whether through friends, or family (or awesome women in an online community) is key to reaching your long-term goals. We are social creatures by nature, and we feel good when we have someone who listens and can relate to what we’re going through.
Group training allows us not just to get a great workout, but to develop and foster friendships- many of which reach beyond the walls of the gym.
If you don’t have a local group, connect with moms in a similar situation as you online…. If you need a friend, I’ll keep you accountable! The key is to establish a built-in support system and to make sure you have someone to help you on your journey.
2) Engage in short duration, high intensity workouts (SHORT)
The best female fat loss results come from workouts that are 30 minutes or less. The old days of working out for an hour or longer are over. And let’s be honest, who has that much time to spend on the elliptical anyway? You simply don’t need to take that much time any more… in fact, with short duration, high intensity workouts, you can get results after just 10 minutes! Hour long sessions are frankly just a waste of time.
Shorten your workout- 30 minutes is all you need.
And as a bonus, it will fit better in your schedule… which means you’ll ACTUALLY be able to stick to your plan (adherence, anyone?)… Which means you’ll ACTUALLY start getting results.
3) Find a workout you can do anywhere (SUSTAINABLE)
Many people don’t know how to exercise without all that equipment at the gym. But if you want to improve your workouts and start getting results, you have to find a workout you can do anywhere… because let’s be honest, real life doesn’t always allow you access to the gym. Sick kids? Vacation? Out of town for a business trip?
Have Imentioned adherence yet? Adherence is much better when you know how to workout anywhere- park, hotel, you name it… Learning how to get a good fat loss workout anywhere is an important tool to have as you work towards results. In fact, I believe in this so much that….
“Getting slim without the gym” has become my favorite motto.
As you know, there are some days when getting out of the house to exercise is simply not an option. The good news is that you can still get fit in the comfort of your home. Don’t despair if you feel like you don’t have time to get to the gym. Remember, our goal is to do SOMETHING.
And you can get a fabulous fat burning workout in the comfort of your own home. (Try BeyondFit Life for quick & effective at home fat burning workouts!) Hold your baby and do squats and stationary lunges (no weights needed!) for your lower body, then lift your baby overhead (get ready for some giggles) to strengthen your arms and shoulders, or lay on your back and do “baby chest presses.”
And during those precious 30-minute nap times, grab some dumbbells and get in some of BeyondFit’s signature rest based training hybrid workouts pushing hard until you can’t and then resting until you can.
What’s the BEST workout for fat loss? One you’ll stick with!
Consistency with your workouts is key when it comes to getting the results you want, and if you want to be consistent, you’ve got to make sure your workout has the 3 S’s of a successful workout…
Want to hear more? I recently sat down with my friend, female fat loss expert Jill Coleman, of Metabolic Effect and JillFit Physiques to talk about these ways women can improve their workouts. Listen to our chat here…
P.S. Need a way to get the 3 S’s into YOUR workout routine?