Every once in a while, your body deserves a break from high intensity workouts designed to get your body sweating and your heart pumping. Low impact exercises provide an opportunity to stay fit without the risk or effort that high intensity workouts create.
Womens Fitness Clubs of Canada in Burlington provides an exceptional selection of quality workouts and group classes featuring low impact activities like Yoga and Pilates.
Low Impact Exercise
The term “low impact exercise” refers to workout activities that do not place stress on any parts of your body.
For example, while exercising with a Yoga group fitness class or training on an elliptical machine, movements are graceful and flowing, much easier on your muscles and joints. You will still build endurance, strength, and flexibility – but without the jarring impact you might feel with more vigorous or high intensity workouts.
Benefits of Low Impact Exercise
One of the most enjoyable benefits of a low impact workout is the ability to go at a slower pace. Other benefits include a reduced risk of muscle, bone, or joint injury.
But don’t be fooled! Low impact workouts will also help you:
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Reduce blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Promote weight loss
- Increase bone density
Who Can Benefit from Low Impact Exercises?
Although low impact exercises are beneficial for every age, seniors and those with chronic health conditions often receive the most benefit. In fact, since low impact exercise promotes physical fitness without high impact or stressful exercise, it is an ideal solution for individuals with limited mobility or physical strength.
If you are looking for low impact classes at our Burlington gym, check out the Mind & Body group exercise we offer – or come by and try out some of our single station cardio equipment – like treadmills, bikes, and ellipticals – where you can work out at your own rhythm and pace.