You know… that scene. If you haven’t seen it, we’ll spare you the details, but it has to do with eating a lot–A LOT–of pie and the inevitable outcome. But anyway, if you haven’t seen it, you really should. It’s a great coming-of-age tale from Rob Reiner, who’s directed tons of great films, including The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally and a little gem called Spinal Tap.
But we digress. While you might not be in a pie-eating contest this Thanksgiving, you will probably, at one point over the weekend, feel like you were. And, most likely, if you get to that point, you will feel as if you lost that contest. So, what do you do about it? Luckily for you, your friends at La Jolla Sports Club have a few ideas for you.
To get the most bang for your buck, we recommend our HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) classes, which help boost metabolism for up to 72 hours after the workout. Which means that when you’re catching up on the Rob Reiner filmography and saying things like ‘I’ll have what she’s having,’ you can still be burning fat. How fantastic is that?!
***Please note, our more advanced HIIT classes like Tough Love and AGT are not for the faint of heart, so if you go, pleasepleaseplease listen to your bodies… and prepare to sweat.***
Say you want to do a little bit of your own HIIT, we would then say ‘try adding on 10 minutes at the end of your weight-training session in 30 second intervals.’ T-Nation has a solid breakdown on conditioning and pushing your body for max results. Here’s a little nugget: ‘… body fat stores are more easily tapped for energy after you’ve already had a full weight-training workout. It doesn’t take much to target excess fat when you’ve already been going hard for an hour or so.’
***Please note, this style of workout is very taxing on your energy systems, so grab your La Jolla Sports Club Personal Trainers with any questions. They are awesome (in fact, voted best in La Jolla), and are all more than happy to help!***
OK, maybe you’re not a high-intensity person, but still want to maximize your time. The average spinner burns about 400-600 calories per session, so if you haven’t had a chance to try our classes, now is the time. And with the brand-new bikes and the brand-new floors? Yes, now is definitely the time.
Speaking of, we’re doing our annual Thanksgiving charity spin class with Michelle from 8.30-10am Thanksgiving morning. All it takes is some non-perishable food or a $10 donation. See you there, and thank you!
OK, that’s it for us this week. Have a fun / safe Thanksgiving and while it’s important to stay healthy, it’s also important to enjoy life.
What are you thankful for? Any special treats you’re serving up this Thanksgiving? Let us know in the comments below!
Thankful for our La Jolla Sports Club community, and also Rob Reiner,
// Your La Jolla Sports Club team