Being healthy involves more than simply eating right and working out each day. In fact, while well-toned muscles are desirable, a lot more is involved in getting into shape than physical exercise. Here at Womens Fitness Clubs of Canada in Thornhill (Promenade Mall), we believe in harnessing the power of the mind to encourage optimal fitness and health.
Embrace Activities That Energize the Mind and Body
Programs involving NIA, Yoga, and Pilates are known for their ability to promote enhanced fitness for the mind as well as for the body. The mind and body programs at our Thornhill gym are designed to enhance your overall well-being by improving the connection between your mind and body. Yoga and Pilates increase body awareness through low impact stretches and poses; NIA is a whole-body workout that combines martial arts, dance and yoga, all set to music.
Have Realistic Expectations
It is important not to overwork your body or your mind as you strive to reach a higher plateau of fitness. Accept your limitations and choose your initial workouts wisely. As you progress, you can move forward with more difficult routines or longer periods of exercise. If you need help making sure that you aren’t setting yourself up for failure, get started with personal training. A personal trainer at our gym in Thornhill will guide you toward the path of success, with a customized plan geared toward the most effective exercise, intensity and duration for you.
Choose Enjoyable Exercise Routines
Keeping your routines enjoyable is critical in helping you to maintain them from one week to the next. If your exercise workout is pleasant, you’ll look forward to it, which should encourage you to continue doing them.
Just as the mind is designed to think, the body is styled to move. More importantly, the mind and body are meant to complement each other on a path to overall well-being. Many people begin an exercise routine without even considering the role of the mind in exercise routines. For a healthier life, cultivate enjoyment in moving, while freeing up the mind from the stress that holds it captive.