The New Year is finally here and if you haven’t heard “New Year, New Me” at least 10 times, consider yourself lucky! All jokes aside, everyone zones in on their health and wellness at the beginning of a new year, investing in juice cleanses and crowding gyms all over town.
Fortunately, we at &Barr don’t have to worry about crowded gyms.
Our Digital Media Planner & Buyer Larissa Hopkins recently kicked off a fun way for &Barr employees to get in shape. Check out what Larissa had to say about &Barrbell (get it?)!
&Barbell is a fitness class program featuring HIIT workouts for &Barr employees right here at &Barr.
I recently started doing boot-camp-style workouts and really enjoy them, so I wanted to share the knowledge. The goal of &Barrbell is to have a great workout that’s convenient for everyone, all while having fun (well, maybe not during burpees 😰 lol).
HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts and are super effective because they burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time (most &Barrbell classes are around 30 minutes), so they are great for people on a tight schedule.
I like working out to all types of music, as long as the songs are upbeat and keep me motivated! My throwback playlist never disappoints during classes (think Destiny’s Child, TLC, NSYNC and OutKast).
A few small changes that people can make to be more active during the day include taking the stairs instead of the elevator, going on walks during lunch, getting a standing desk, getting up and moving around periodically throughout the day, and remembering to drink a lot of water.
Creating feasible goals for yourself is important. Wanting to drop 15 pounds or get a 6-pack in a week is unreasonable, so don’t put yourself up against something like that. It’s about a lifestyle change. Improving your health or strength takes time, but once you get into the habit, your healthy choices will stick.
I have a few, but one of my big ones is working on getting my personal training certification.
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