I like yoga, pilates, and barre for strengthening my core. I think that people underestimate the strength and balance building value of yoga. I used to think that way too until I tried yoga and saw the results.
I like these DVDs because I can do them at home whenever I want without having to spend time or money on going to the gym. I also like them because they are divided into separate workouts so you can do a quick 10 minute arm or ab workout or spend more time by putting several of the workouts together. I would say my favorite of all three is the Barre workouts because they have an element of dance to them that I enjoy.
Together with better nutrition, I have been working out with these DVDs at least 3 days a week to help lose weight and increase strength.
In addition to these I’ve been doing interval walking and swimming. I understand the concept of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and love that it can be a time saver.
Most of us have mile long to-do lists. Anything that is more efficient is a plus.
Regardless of my schedule, I know it is imperative that I take time for me not just to build my core physically, but to recharge emotionally too.
What do you do to build your core?
Feature photo by Marion Michele