Should I focus on strength training or cardio? Which do you do first during a workout? How do I choose a strength-training program? What is high-intensity training? How do I fit cardio into a busy schedule?
Danielle Pape, fitness expert and certified personal trainer at the Lake Health Wellness Institute, has the answers to these common questions and more!
- Be sure you include strength training in your workout routine because it helps you burn calories even while at rest.
- Try doing strength training before your cardio during a workout, to make sure you’re not too fatigued to keep good form when working with weights.
- Don’t overdo cardio. If you do too much cardio, your body goes into a catabolic state where you end up burning lean muscle tissue instead of fat.
- If you’re tight on time, spread out your cardio throughout the day - it all adds up!
Group fitness classes are a great place to start building your workout routine. Guidance from an expert plus a supportive environment can help you reach your fitness goals and have fun doing it! Danielle teaches classes weekly at the Lake Health Wellness Institute's fitness studio.