How Much Cardio Should You Be DoingDec 24, 2020
I started out in the fitness industry almost 20 years ago when I was a student at Iowa State University teaching Pilates in the Rec Center, and let me tell you, I have learned a LOT about health and wellness since then.
>>Over the years, I’ve learned how to tone and strengthen the body through gentle movement.<<
But my clients are always asking me about how much cardio to do on a daily basis, so I want to give you the same advice that I give to my clients!
You might be thinking, “If I don't get an hour of cardio in then it's not worth it.” Well, let me be the first to tell you that that's further from the truth!
*Seriously, each day looks different for me when it comes to cardio.*
But since everyone's bodies are different, so is everyone's cardio routines.
That's why I'm here ladies! Today, I'm going to help you determine how much cardio is right for you.
1. Non-Judgmental Approach
Before you even put on your tennis shoes, I want you to approach your cardio in a non-judgemental way.
What do I mean by that? Don't do cardio as a punishment!
If you ate a cupcake with your little one after dinner, enjoy it! It is what it is so don't pressure yourself to go and run it off.
2. Move Each Day
It's more important to have some sort of movement practice each day vs. one or two 60-90 minute high-intensity cardio workouts each week.
This is why my Core Studio workouts are so great! They are around 10 minutes long to help you stay consistent with your movement practice every day.
I recommend doing a Core Studio workout before you do your cardio so you can wake up your body and establish those connections to make your cardio that much more effective.
3. Leaves You Feeling Energized
I wish this could go without being said, but so many women power through their cardio workouts despite the pain and discomfort it's leaving them with.
You should always feel strong and energized after your workouts.
If you start to feel pain anywhere in your body or get done with a workout and feel exhausted, you have overdone it. Pull it back and you can eventually work your way back up.
Are you ready to transform the way you think of fitness so you can achieve your fitness goals in 2021? Grab my free Pilates Flow Workout to add on before your cardio routine as I mentioned above!
In this workout, I am going to take you through toning exercises that will strengthen your deep core and activate your fascial layers. So grab your mat (or clear out a spot in the living room) and get the workout >>HERE!<<
The material contained within is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before beginning a new regimen or purchasing any product(s).