Do you rush out of your exercise class before the instructor gives her final “woohoo”? Are the wheels on your spin bike still spinning when you are out the door? Is your heart rate still pumping through your chest when you jump in the gym shower? These are all signs that you’re rushing out of your workout too quickly and on to something else before it’s time, and that could be working against you. It’s time to make time for your post-workout routine.
I’ve taught classes and trained clients for nearly 2 decades and watched people come in late and leave early, always rushing from one thing to the next. It’s understandable that fitness enthusiast only have a limited amount of time to get a calorie burn before they have to be at the office, pick up the kids, or meet for coffee, but what is not being “fit in” is the necessary steps to your post-workout.
Rethink your exercise routine to include the above 5 post-workout steps. All together it takes just 5-10 minutes of your time but delivers results that will help you get to your goals sooner, function effectively, avoid injury, and feel better overall. It’s a win-win!