Surpass The Fitness Plateau Here at Gold’s Gym
It’s something that happens to everyone — you’ve been working out at Gold’s Gym Harrisburg for a while, doing all the right things, and being faithful to your gym regimen. Then, progress stops. Nothing had changed on your end — you are still working as hard as you ever were. But nothing seems to be happening. You’ve hit the fitness plateau.
A fitness plateau is a stall in your progress, whether that is weight loss, cardio training, strength building, or the like. It means that even though you are still doing everything correctly, things just stop progressing. You’ve stopped losing weight. You can’t seem to increase the weight you can lift. You can’t seem to run that extra mile. Plateaus are common and they happen to nearly everyone. It’s a dangerous point for people who are working out or losing weight, because it can frustrate you to the point where you just quit. You don’t want that to happen and neither do we. So we are here to help.
Our staff of fitness center professionals and certified personal trainers are always available to answer your questions. They can give you tips on how to get past the fitness plateau and give you the motivation you may need. Here are a two simple ones to get you started.
Change Things Up: If you’ve been working out for a while, it’s possible your fitness routine has become just that — routine. This is a great time to look into all the options are have here at Gold’s Gym Harrisburg. Try a group fitness class, such as yoga or Zumba. If you’ve never done cycling or spinning, give that a shot for your cardio training needs. Used to working on weight machines? Give free weights a try instead. With all the options available at our health club, there are many ways you can change up your usual fitness regimen so you can push past that plateau.
Think In Intervals: Interval training is a great way to challenge your body to reach new heights. Rather than doing your normal thirty to forty minute routine, intervals can help push your body in a different way so that you can get new benefits and get past the plateau. It’s very easy to try, too. Just do a few minutes of a cardio training exercise that you like, but do it as hard and as fast as you can. Then, do about half that time of strength training. Repeat this five times — so hard cardio, “easy” weights. The general ratio to follow is 2:1. Our trainers and floor staff can help you figure out exactly how many minutes will work best for you.
Remember we are here to help you with all your fitness center and workout needs. Just ask!