It's Almost September, Have you accomplished your fitness goals?

It's late August.... Already. This summer has flown by, check out these fitness tips to help you keep that banging swimsuit bod rocking as long as the sun and temps are still hot.

1. Work out more!

Hit the treadmill, stepper, or elliptical! 

Cardio machines can bore us easily, but what about mixing it up? Not just with classes and a partner, or getting outside, but starting with a few minutes of each, switching between machines can give a mix up that make it easier for time to go by. 

20-30 minutes of cardio activity can burn over 100 calories, and decrease your risk of heart disease. 

Symmetry offers half hour circuit classes Tuesday and Thursday Mornings and afternoons Starting 9/6.

2. Increase your intensity, gradually.

Push yourself gradually, set goals with an execution plan, that are realistic. Unless you want to make yourself beyond sick and sore (kind of silly if you ask me) Start with small increments of increased intensity, 30 seconds longer, 1/4 mile longer, 400 extra steps, when you notice the challenge isn't there, increase it- 1/2 mile, 3 minutes longer, 90 seconds of running and switching to a fast stroll.

3. Drink more water

Our bodies are over 60% water, maintaining our fluids is very vital. From the Creation of Saliva, digestion, body temperature, transporting nutrients water aides in many body functions. Drinking more water can add volume to whatever else we're consuming. Food with high water content tends to feel and look larger, its higher volume requires more chewing, and it is absorbed slower by the body, which helps you feel full. Water also energizes cells. When cells haven't maintained their balance of fluids, electrolytes shrivel- resulting in the fatigue of muscles.

4. Check out your portions

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Remember that food chart your health teacher harped on you about? While the USDA has changed it a little, remember your portions, stick to the serving suggestion on the label, maybe reaching for some extra celery or greens if you're still hungry. 

5. Burn more calories

Owner and MAT RX- Practitioner, Micheal Schwartz pushes the bar, super slow and steadily- exerting muscles while maintaining control and stability. 

Owner and MAT RX- Practitioner, Micheal Schwartz pushes the bar, super slow and steadily- exerting muscles while maintaining control and stability. 

The more calories you consume, the more you have to burn off. An hour of running at a 12-minute mile pace would burn about 108 calories for a 175lb person. An hour of riding on a stationary bike you could burn up to 1000 calories, while an hour of walking could burn up to 250 calories. Fitness trackers can be great tools to assist you in your fitness goals. 

Trainer Ryan Mark pushes the barbell while staff member Nick spots.

Trainer Ryan Mark pushes the barbell while staff member Nick spots.

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