Updated: Feb 28, 2022
If you know me (or have been following our Instagram) you know I am a HUGE fan of mini workouts. Not only because, my day is PACKED between running 3 businesses and chasing my twins around- not to mention, just maintaining LIFE as it is, but because THEY WORK and there have been a bunch of studies proving that.
Let's take a second and talk about RESULTS and what exactly does that mean. In my years in the fitness industry, people get so hung up on results because they are focusing on one thing and one thing only... their weight! I can't tell you the amount of people I have met who almost gave up on working out after only a few short weeks because they didn't lose any weight or claimed they didn't see any results, BUT when prompted with a few questions like, how have you been sleeping? How are your energy levels? How's your overall mobility? They paused and said that those items were actually better. Please let me say this LOUD and clear- YOUR WEIGHT is not the only thing that should dictate whether you workout or not. You should workout because you want to be strong enough to lift your kids, because you want to wake up in the morning and not feel achey, because you love your heart and your mental health. I digress, but hopefully you get where I'm going here.
SO, how does this tie back to the MINI WORKOUTS you ask? Simple! Studies have shown that the benefits of mini-workouts sprinkled throughout the day are just as beneficial as a workout that takes place all at once. In an article posted by healthline they discuss the benefits of the mini workout and why the CDC recommends them. In another article posted by ACE they mention that "Research continues to emerge supporting the notion that small bouts of exercise accumulated throughout the day may provide many of the same benefits as one continuous bout of activity, including improvements in aerobic fitness and even weight loss. In fact, shorter bouts of exercise may actually be more beneficial than one continuous bout of exercise in helping to promote long term adherence to an exercise program, especially in overweight and sedentary adults, who may find the shorter duration to be more tolerable, as well as in youth, who tend to find shorter bursts of activity to be more enjoyable."
With all of the science backing the mini workout and not to mention the convenience that comes from being able to sprinkle in these sessions in, it's easy to see why I love them so much and you should too! And, if you're ready to start and want to be equipped with the right tools, you know where to find me!