Burn those calories – Fitness Activity Centers you can visit in California
As a medical student in California, life tends to become pretty hectic. Constantly juggling between studies and medical rounds can be tiring, and some people tend to ignore their own health, resulting in lowered energy levels. However, by following a regular fitness regime, you can greatly improve your health and have fun at the same time.
In this article, we list a few activities you can do to keep yourself healthy and occupied. Read on to find the list of some of the best fitness activity centers, gyms, cycling and Pilates studios in California.
Some fitness activities you can take part in
There are several avenues for medical students who wish to keep themselves fit and healthy in California. Choosing an activity of your liking will help you enjoy these activities while you also improve your wellbeing.
Gyms: For students who are more serious about their fitness, hitting the gym is a great option. A visit to the gym lets you exercise all your body muscles, helping you keep in shape and develop a well-toned body. Most gyms are multi-functional, which means that you have a variety of equipment and exercises that you can perform that address specific areas of your body.
Cycling: Cycling is a great way to improve your mood, enhance blood circulation and provide deep exercise to your lower body, especially the thighs and the legs. The added advantage of outdoor cycling is the availability of fresh air to help your lungs open up and get more oxygen as your heart rate increases. Being amidst nature while cycling also helps you calm down and feel more relaxed.
Spinning: For the ones who do not prefer cycling outdoors or are unable to for certain reasons, spinning classes allow you to enjoy cycling in a fixed, indoor environment. Spinning classes tend to include other activities alongside fixed cycling to get the best outcome in terms of exercise.
Pilates: Developed by a German physical trainer called Joseph Pilates, this form of exercise is gaining a lot of popularity now. It is a low impact exercise that helps you improve your core strength, balance, flexibility and overall mood by means of controlled movements of your body.
Places to keep yourself fit in and around California
In order to help you get started on your fitness journey, we have compiled this list of fitness activity centers located in and around California. The sheet below lists all the essential details of these providers including their address and contact information. You may search the fitness center nearest to you by downloading the sheet below and searching for the zip code of your choice via the search feature (Ctrl+F).
Kindly note that these are just recommendations to help you find a good provider suited for your needs, and we are in no way associated with these companies.
Some tips to follow while exercising
Stay Hydrated: While exercising, our bodies tend to lose a large quantity of water in the form of sweat, and it is essential that the water levels are replenished. To do so, ensure you drink sufficient water or an ORS/Rehydrating Solution. However, remember to stay light on the calories by avoiding energy drinks or sugary drinks. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices/blends without sugar is another option you can consider.
Choose Protein Rich Foods: Proteins help you build up muscle and good mass, so consuming foods that are rich in protein like eggs, Greek Yogurt, Cottage cheese, Beans, Broccoli, Chickpeas, and the like can help you augment your exercise. While protein shakes are an option, it is best left to advanced athletes and trainers.
Listen to Music: When the going gets tough, you might feel like quitting. However, actively listening to music while exercising (especially using headphones or earbuds) can help you focus, reduce stress, and perform better. Make sure the music is upbeat or mellow, but not too jarring.
Pay Attention to your Body: Often, it is easy to get carried away in the gym, especially when it comes to numbers. You might end up pushing yourself to do more reps, lift heavier weights, or do longer exercises. However, this can be counterproductive if you overwork your muscles as it could cause major injuries. Do not try to push yourself to the limit right away. Instead, gradually increase the intensity of the workouts as you get more comfortable over a period of time.
MDNect wishes you a worry-free, peaceful, and fulfilling stay in California.