Spring Fitness Tips from Mark Verstegen
Core Performance founder Mark Verstegen sat down with the Chicago Tribune to share his go-to tips to get fit for spring. Check out the excerpts below and make this your healthiest, most active spring yet.
Mix up your routine.
"Try one new cardiovascular workout each week for a month. If you're a hard-core runner, try the Versaclimber for an intense cardio challenge. Avid cyclists can try kickboxing class or swimming. Also try running or riding your route in reverse or mixing up your workout playlist. Adding variety to your cardio routine is good for your muscles and your mind. It'll help keep you engaged and motivated."
"Eliminate common excuses. Pack your gym bag the night before or store extra workout clothes and an old pair of sneakers in your car so you can never say, 'I don't have my gym clothes.'"
Add more mindless physical activity to your routine.
"Add basic—even mindless—activity to your day. Start by taking the stairs, parking your car farther away in the lot, and walking a few laps around your son's soccer game rather than sitting the entire time. These small steps help you become more active and burn significant calories over time."