’Tis the season to your calendar being filled with family gatherings and office parties and suddenly you’ve completely fallen out of the exercise routine you’ve worked so hard to stick to the past 11 months. Hectic as this time of year may be, staying active is still well worth the time and effort. In fact, a workout might be just the antidote you need before dinner with your in-laws or a long week of end-of-the-year deadlines.
Think of physical activity as being a pro-health boost to help compensate for some of the other splurges and stresses the season invariably brings, from extra dessert to travel headaches. Of course, keeping your workout routine on track during one of the busiest times of the year is easier said than done. Here are a few quick tips for keeping a Pilates practice part of your holiday season.
Rise and Grind
Whether you’ve got an office holiday party or just a million errands to run after work, there are plenty of holiday events and to-dos that threaten to derail afternoon or evening classes.
Moving your body first thing in the morning guarantees exercise gets checked off your list before other demands of this busy season get in the way. Between Club Pilates Poway’s class schedule and our sister studios, 4S Ranch and Rancho Bernardo- there are plenty of opportunities to get in a class before work.
Travel with workout essentials
When you hit the road this holiday season, take workout props so you can squeeze in a workout wherever your travels take you. With the absence of the reformer, a mat and resistance bands can get the job done. Pick a few basic Pilates Mat exercises and cycle through them a few times.
Shopping for gifts in your workout gear
Anyone who’s been in a mall around the holidays knows that running errands and gift shopping can be workouts in themselves. Keep a set of workout clothes and sneakers in your car so you can jump into workout mode if the opportunity presents itself.
Have the family join you
Time spent with family over the holidays often involves lots of eats and treats — and maybe less movement than usual. Get the whole family in on some exercise by creating new family traditions that involve moving your body.
Not familiar with Pilates yet? We’d hate for you to miss out on the amazing benefits it can bring to you in 2022!
We’re offering one lucky a winner a FREE month of classes! Let’s reserve your spot in an introductory class before the end of the year.
Call us at (858) 299-6965 or stop by our studio located on 13265 Midland Rd. Poway, CA 92064. We’re located in the Poway City Center (across from Home Goods and Ross.)