It’s virtually impossible for me to force myself to do something that I don’t want to do. That statement can be applied to everything from attending events to dieting to working out.
Luckily for me, I love to work out. But that doesn’t mean that I always want to do what’s on the schedule. I’ve been walking to Pilates only to decide I need to go run stairs. So to the stairs I go!
Here are some of the workouts that are currently on repeat for me:
Running: While I rarely have time to run off into the Presidio and get lost these days, I’ve been making time for 3 milers a few times a week. From running stairs at Coit Tower to running intervals down the Embarcadero, it’s the perfect way to get outside and enjoy the gorgeous Fall weather.
Pilates: Since injuring my back in college I’ve tried a number of workouts and can, without a doubt, that Pilates is what changed my body and general back health the most. I’ve tried reformer at On Pointe and the killer Pilates class at Glow.
Yoga: For me yoga is less of a workout and more of a sanity saver. The more stressed I am, the more I need yoga in my life. That being said, it’s also amazingly rejuvenating when your body is sore from overdoing it at the gym. My go-to location is Glow Yoga on Washington Square Park.
Weights: During the week I do 2-3 weight training sessions, usually broken out into legs/booty and arms/back. One of the things that I love about these workouts are how infinite the combinations are and how versatile the moves can be.
3 Minute Thighs // 7 Minute HIIT Workout: These two baby workouts from Tone It Up are perfect when you swear you’re too busy to workout. A short little sweat session that improves your mood and gives you just the boost you need!
6 Minute Sexy Arms: The quick and fun workouts from Blogilates are GREAT when you don’t have time for an hour at the gym. Most can be done at home (or in your hotel room) so they’re incredibly convenient.
Tara Stiles: These YouTube videos are a MUST whether I’m traveling or just don’t have time for a full class. Depending on how much time I have and what my goal is (stretching, relaxing, strengthening…) I just search her videos for the perfect one.
What’s YOUR current favorite workout?