Between your internship, extracurriculars, studying for your classes, + always going the extra mile, sometimes squeezing in an hour-long sweat sesh might not always be most realistic thing. ++ actually, sometimes less is more. Did you know you can still do a killer sweat sesh in as little as 7 minutes that could potentially have more benefits than a long run? It’s true — a minimalistic workout might be your answer to a busy lifestyle. Fitness minimalism can be a more sustainable approach to living a long, healthy + happy life.
A minimalist workout is a short, high intensity workout that can be done any time + anywhere. The ideal workout would be a HIIT routine or other bodyweight exercise, something that doesn’t require any equipment, a personal instructor, or member fees. The goal is to strip the excess [weights, equipment, time] + increase the intensity to feel the extra burn, ++ sweat it out on your time ; )
Fitness minimalism really is all about doing what works for YOU + your FitGoals. Being considerate of your daily goals + time constraints is important. Nobody expects you to go on a long run every morning + do an intense sweat sesh every night. Find what works for you to benefit your life, your stress, + your body.
The great thing about implementing a minimalist approach into your FitGoals is realizing that you don’t always need to *do the most.* A 7-minute HIIT routine is a great example of a minimalist workout because bodyweight exercises work muscle coordination, result in great fitness + overall strength, ++ are highly time efficient. But it doesn’t need to always be this specific, as long as you’re sticking to a *no-thrills* regimen. You can keep your workouts simple but still shake things up every day by doing something different. You don’t need to go to fancy boutique studios + classes or hire a personal trainer. Sometimes all you need is a pair of running shoes + a beautiful trail to run.
So much fun goes into fitness that it’s sometimes to difficult forget what exercise is like without the excess. Forget the adorable athleisure, the trendy workouts, ++ the latest protein bars. Do you feel strong + healthy? Adopting a minimalist approach to your daily busy lives + personal FitGoals can help you maintain the sanity + happiness that you deserve : )
++ Cassie [@cassiem_inchaarg] // Belmont University