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Summer is Coming, Are You Ready?

Get Swimsuit Ready in 6 Weeks with Help from Our Fitness Expert

Before we know it, summer will be here and pool season will be in full swing. This means it’s time to start thinking about getting back in shape for summer so you can show off your new swimwear and all the hard work you are about to put in.

Motivation is the first step in any workout routine. We sat down with one of our Fitness Experts here at Red Rock Spa by Well & Being, Brandon Mitchell, to hear his top tips for getting swimsuit ready in just six weeks.

Week 1 – Progression Comes with Accountability

Tracking your progress or regress keeps one honest. I recommend getting and keeping a log of your daily caloric intake as well as your workouts (type and time). Sacrificing lemon peppered wings for sea salted halibut is not always the most exciting; however, can be a bit more rewarding once you start seeing results.

*Helpful Diet Tip: wild salmon aids in weight loss, research has shown that incorporating 5 ounces of salmon, wild caught, into your diet 3-4 times a week helps you lose weight quicker.

Week 2 – Rev Up the Engine

Incorporate HIIT training – high intensity interval training. A great suggestion would be a PUSH cardio – conditioning class, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 10:30 at your very own Red Rock Spa.  I recommend devoting at a minimum, 3 days out of the week for at least 30 minutes of the HIIT training. This will help torch calories for hours even after you are finished sweating, keeping your metabolism rate high.

Week 3 – Get Some Sun

As we know or may not know, the sun is our ultimate source of energy, so why not take advantage of it? Take at least 2 days out of your 7-day week to go outside for a walk, jog, or run. Just remember to apply SPF before going out in the sun, we want to keep our bodies healthy inside and out.

Week 4 – Cutting Back to Gain More

By now we should be acclimated to new beginning. If we have been staying dialed in with our log and keeping honest with our regimen. Now that our body is adapting to change, let us continue by reducing carbs from our diet and increasing our water intake and upping our protein, which makes you feel satiated. Keep in mind that drinking your body weight in ounces of water daily is essential to your progression.

Week 5 – Rock and Roll

Let’s turn it up and roll it down! So now that we have been tracking, getting some sun, and cutting back, it’s time to push for that extra umph! This week let’s pick up the number of sets in our workout and add a fourth set your lunges/squats supersets.  Add even a fifth exercise to your arm, chest, and core circuit and decrease your rest time in between sets by 10 seconds. Don’t forget to spend time before and after your workouts stretching and apply a foam roller to iron out adhesion, “knots”.

Week 6 – Go Have a Swim

It has been a little over a month now. You have been logging, devoting, giving up only to gain, living on the wild side, rocking and rolling. Now it’s time to show that mirror who is who and that pool what’s, what. Two words, cannon ball!

To help you kick start your fitness journey, we are offering a BodPod session for just $50 all April long. The BodPod helps you better understand your body as it measures the percentage of your total weight that is fat versus lean muscle tissue, to get you on the right track to accomplishing your fitness goals. Visit us, call at 702.797.7878 or book now online!

Hopefully these tips and tricks will be able to help you start your journey to swimsuit season and get you ready to dive into the deep end of health and wellness.