A couple weeks ago, I attended Fitness Magazine’s #FitBlogNYC event and had the pleasure of meeting ex-professional basketball player and current Flywheel master instructor and Nike master trainer, Holly Rilinger. Holly is a motivational ball of energy, and everyone in the room was drawn to her as she spoke. She gave great advice for everyone – no matter where you fall on the fitness spectrum:
- Work out smarter, not longer. HIIT workouts can be great!
- Know yourself! You don’t need to go all out when attempting a new workout. You can always increase your speed, weights, etc. as you progress through the exercises.
- There are so many ways to work out, so you should never dread a sweat session! (PREACH!)
- Diet is key! If you are having issues eating clean, find a food plan to deliver healthy meals to your home. (My downfall…)
- But sleep is also extremely important! If you don’t get at least 7 hours of sleep, your workouts are basically wasted. Your body needs this to rebuild itself.
- For people wanting to begin a career in fitness, be authentic and people will be drawn to you. (I think that’s a good tip for any profession!)
- Create a vision board full of your dreams, and post it somewhere you will see it everyday. (Personally, I always have a vision board as the background on my laptop!)
- Working out is the new going out. Bring friends. Be social.
- Consistency is very important, so schedule workouts as you would an important meeting that you cannot miss.
- Fear is good because it keeps you on your toes, but remember that it’s never as bad as you think it’s going to be. (In attempting a new workout and in life…)
I hope some of Holly’s tidbits were helpful and inspiring. Check back soon for more posts from this year’s #FitBlogNYC event!
Stay fit and fabulous,