Exactly a week from today I’ll be starting the spring semester of my junior year in college. Not only is it my first day of classes, but it will also be the first day of my spring internship (!!). I’m incredibly excited to see what the spring semester brings, but I get kind of antsy with nervous excitement! I know whenever the semester gets stressful, I tend to cut out the one thing in my routine that gives me relief, working out.
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Growing up as an athlete, I loved how easily our bodies adapted to make us better, faster, and stronger each and every day while training. Every time I was too sore to walk up the stairs after practice, I was amazed by what my body could handle.
I started running competitively in 5th grade, and I found that I thrive in a routine, most importantly a solid workout routine. I continued running throughout middle school and most of high school until my body couldn’t handle it anymore. I’ve struggled with knee pain since the 7th grade, but I finally reached my breaking point in 10th grade when I got a stress fracture in my left shin and it took close to five months to heal. Doctors were stunned as to what was going on with me and convinced me to quit running for my health to let my body get back on track.
After I quit running competitively, it took me a while to accept I needed a new endorphin outlet, so I tried out yoga. I love yoga for the clarity it gives my mind, but it didn’t test my limits the way running had. My freshman year of college I was introduced to barre and pilates, and I became obsessed with learning how to target and tone specific muscles.
I’ve struggled to get into a workout routine in college. At the end of a long day, the last thing I want to do is put on workout clothes and head to the gym, but I know the second I get out the door, I won’t regret my decision.
Following along with the Quick Fit 10-minute workout in the app
I was recently introduced to Cyberobics, an online fitness platform that offers a variety of workouts focusing on body toning, strength training, wellness & relaxation, and more. Now I don’t have to walk to the gym in the freezing cold to get my workout in, and can knock out a workout in my living room while dinner is cooking! Talk about the ultimate multitasking scenario! Plus, the workouts vary in length, so depending on how much time I have, I have plenty of options from which to choose.
Cyberobics USA uploads a new workout video every other week that can be found on iOS, Google Play, Apple TV or Roku. If I want to change things up and try something new, it is super easy to do so! I love this app because there are workouts available for all fitness levels that you can complete with minimal equipment. For most, all I need is a mat and maybe weights (canned goods work just as well!).
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This post was sponsored by Cyberobics. All thoughts and opinions are my own.