SWITCH IT UP!! | Status Fitness Magazine Official Website


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It’s a new year.  For many of us, that means an opportunity to make time for change.  I hate cardio.  So what do I do? Make the resolution to try new ways of getting my heart rate up that I have never done before.  First stop… Jazzercise.  I am NOT a dancer at all.  Coordination with my feet is not a strong point.  And honestly, I had always pictured these classes still as 80’s style Jane Fonda workouts in leotards.  To my surprise, Jazzercise hasgone through some rebranding the last few years and has really started to mix things up!


My first class was a little rough.  I felt like I was always four counts behind everyone.  But, I went again to give it another try.  It was easier and a lot more fun as I started to learn the routines, some of the steps and then just let myself go with the music!  Before too long, almost a full 60 minutes of cardio was done and it felt like I just had been dancing, with the occasional lunge and plie (more commonly known as a squat to me!)  




The moral of the story is that I tried something new… and I like it!  Exercise should be fun and something that you enjoy.  Too often we all get tied up in the details of what we think will get us the results that we want, that we forget about the power of fun.  Finding something that you want to keep doing long term is key to improving your overall health.  Sure, you can do something that you hate for a short period of time, but then the burnout comes.  What new forms of exercise are you going to try? 


Sara Sutherland is an internationally published fitness model, cover model, personal trainer, nutrition certified coach, blogger, brand ambassador and sponsored athlete.  She lost 85lbs post-pregnancy and has a strong passion for helping others through proper nutrition and exercise. She is a Precision Nutrition Level 2 Coach and has launched a free habits-based e-book “The Healthy Habits Challenge” that is available for download at thehealthyhabitschallenge.com.  She also continues to post to her blog, fastonomics.com, where she shares ideas for accomplishing tasks quickly and efficiently.  Full online training program, workout app, and nutrition coaching programs available at sarasutherlandfitness.com