Getting fit and staying fit can feel like a major challenge. Finding the motivation, time, and guidance for a good fitness routine isn’t always easy, or even cheap. Luckily there are lots of things you can do to get fit right here at our new apartments in Tulsa, OK. Whether you’re interested in building muscle, trimming fat, or just maintaining your current fitness, these tips can help you get there.
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Keep It Convenient
The less convenient your fitness routine is, the less likely you are to keep up with it. Between our brand new fitness center, basketball court, and swimming pool, there are plenty of fitness options right here on site at 71 Apartments, so you never have to go far from home to get fit. With Turkey Mountain Park adjacent to our apartments, you can also easily step outside for a scenic walk, run, or bike.
For additional motivation, try working out with a partner on a regular schedule. Working out with a friend adds fun and support to your routine, plus you’ll be that much more likely to keep up with your goals when you have someone else to be accountable to.
Vary Your Workouts
Not every day is leg day, nor should every day be all about cardio. For most fitness goals, a combination of strength training and cardio conditioning is best. Consider using the free weights in our fitness center for some simple strength exercises one day, then taking a run the next. Bear in mind that you don’t have to work out all your muscles every day, and zeroing in on a few different muscle groups each workout will keep things interesting and give you the best overall fitness results.
Fuel Your Fitness
For high-powered workouts, you need the right fuel at the right times. Get plenty of protein and some carbs pre- and post-workout, but avoid eating immediately before a workout so that your body has a chance to digest all those nutrients before you get started. In particular, avoid eating foods high in fat immediately before a workout, since your body needs extra time to digest fat, and high-fat foods aren’t as readily turned into energy.
Fuel is important, even if your fitness goals include losing weight or slimming down. You may have heard that you need to be at a caloric deficit to meet these goals, and that’s typically true, but it’s also true that you can’t get the benefits of a good workout, nor can you maintain healthy nutrition and get the energy you need, without fueling your body with food. Just make sure the food you’re eating plenty of the nutrients you need, and not just a lot of empty calories.
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