Lose Weight & Get Fit in 2019
It’s that time of the year that we start making that list, a New Year’s resolution list. New Year. New You.
Writing it down gives you a higher chance of achieving your goals than just thinking about it. So, if you haven’t done writing, then you better do it soon and if it includes a healthy lifestyle, then don’t stop reading. We are here to give you a few options on how to do it and how to keep your health and fitness journey attainable by sharing Workout Places, Gyms in Plano, Personal Training & Fitness Centers.
We are here to make it happen for you. Ready?
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Let’s talk a little bit about mental health because I believe this is just as important as physical health! What is mental health? It is merely the absence of mental disorder or illness. It refers to our emotional, psychological, behavioral and social health. It includes how we feel, think, and behave and helps determine how we interact with others, how we handle daily stress and make choices. Mental health is significant at every stage of our lives, so we have to take care of it too.
Relaxation is one way to get our mental health in order. However, it is not that easy to get one these days. “It’s so hard to relax and take a good rest these days,” says a friend. And I totally agree. It’s not just me for sure. It happens to almost all of us, even our little kids who are just as busy as we are. When it is a holiday or school break, we finally get some time off, and we are going to relax and restore ourselves. But uh oh… not really, somehow, it just doesn’t seem to happen. The demands of daily life are so intense and never-ending.
However, here are some of the ways to relax that hopefully will help you:
- Meditation – there are hundreds of meditation traditions from different countries around the world, but you can start with 30 minutes of silence in any time of the day. Just staying still, focus on your breathing and environment. It helps find peace in the present moment and gives you inner calmness.
- Take time to read a book. This helps a lot with the kids, too. The routine is no screen time before bedtime, the thermostat is down to about 68 degrees and then read a book until you get too sleepy.
- Yoga – this practice is a proven method that enables you to relax and rest. According to Mayo Clinic, yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga may help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and lower your heart rate.
The great news is that if you have a little one, there are yoga studios that offer Mommy and Kid yoga classes.
Here are a few yoga studios that our Plano Moms recommended:
- Gaia Yoga
- Sunstone Yoga
- Yoga Factory
- The Mat Yoga Studio
- Sunstone FIT
- Pranaa Ayurveda Spa & Yoga
- Yoga Fit
- Yoga Chikitsa
- The Mat Yoga Studio
And for Mommy and Kid Yoga
- Move Studio with Mireille Mears
- Little Tiny Yoga
- Bliss Body & Barre
- Baby Boot Camp Plano and Wylie
And now let’s talk a bit about physical health.
Such a broad topic to talk about but it is pretty simple if you break it down into small and straightforward goals of how to be healthy.
Eat Healthy – Keep in mind to always check with your doctor if you have issues with eating.
· Less Sugar and Low Carbohydrates
Many studies have shown that low-carb diets can help you lose weight fast and control diabetes or better control pre-diabetes. By just eliminating sweetened drinks can significantly reduce your carbs. And, by cutting down the bread, potatoes, pasta and rice intake, it will make a big difference to combat weight gain as well as eating slowly.
· Eat High Healthy Protein
As many say that eating more protein will help subdue your hunger and appetite for hours after eating.
· Eat Fruits and Vegetables
U.S. dietary guidelines, recommend between 1-1/2 to 2 cups of fruit, and between 2 to 2-1/2 cups of vegetables a day, depending on age and gender. So, make sure to remember this when you go to do your grocery shopping. It is easy to get destructed so the moment you get in the store, go straight to produce and grab the green you need or like.
· Drink More Water
Simple as that. You’ve probably heard the advice all your life that we need to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. It is not a challenging goal, and most of the healthy people stay hydrated by drinking water and other beverage whenever they feel thirsty. But for some people, less than eight glasses a day is just enough, and maybe other people may need more.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men, about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women. These recommendations include fluids from water, other types of beverages, and food.
Here is the list of some nutritionists around the area recommended by Plano Mom group to get expert advice & meal plans:
- Angel Whitmire
- Celia Naples
- Curated Heath by Colet Williams
- Dana Roseman MPH, CDE, RD/LD
- Heather Finley
- Institute of Eating Management with Kim Porterfield
- Kathy Hawkins McCommon
- Lemond Nutrition
- Lifecycle Nutrition with María Paula Carrillo
- Lorisa Leigh
- Mindful Life Nutrition
- Rachel Scheer
- The Holistic Dietitian
- Tim McComsey
- Women4Wellness Health and Wellness Center
Lastly, we need to go grocery shopping to get our food. Here is a list of groceries that offers you some healthy options, of course, recommended by Plano Moms.
- Central Market
- Dallas Farmer market
- Downtown Plano Farmers Market
- Frisco Fresh Market
- Herb Mart
- Hirsch Meat
- Kroger Marketplace
- Natural Grocers
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Trader Joe’s
- Whole Food Market
Physical fitness, according to the Merriam dictionary, it is described as good health and strength achieved through exercise. There are so many benefits of exercise. This description goes more than just being able to run or excessive Strength Training with Weights. It’s simple, exercise or any physical activity is very important for everyone, little ones or big ones need a regular exercise. There are a lot of benefits of having a regular exercise that will clearly show the importance of physical fitness. To name a few; it reduces your risk of health issues and physical injuries, improves your mood, builds your endurance, increase energy, keeps your body strong, improves your quality of life, relieves stress, improve your sleep and a lot more.
Below is a list of fitness facilities which can help you achieve your physical health goals.
Body Machine Fitness
BMF was voted Best Gym in Plano by Plano Magazine
Body Machine Fitness (BMF) is the world’s largest H.I.I.T. studio located right here in Plano! H.I.I.T. stands for High Intensity Interval Training, a method designed to give you the greatest metabolic burn in the shortest amount of time possible, making this the perfect workout for busy moms. The BMF workout is based on time rather than strength, so everything is scalable from beginners to athletes.
Check this out! The BMF resident DJ mixes custom beats and lighting designed to enhance your workout. When the workout gets tougher, the beat gets stronger and the lights move faster to give you the extra boost of energy to push through to your maximize calorie burn and muscle growth. A BMF class is a truly immersive experience that allows you to lose yourself, get out of your head, and accomplish the goals you’ve always dreamed of in just one hour.
Stay healthy and refuel after your workout at the BMF Bar, an all-natural smoothie and juice bar you kids will surely love too! BMF’s spa-like amenities, including locker rooms with vegan, organic products and towel service, are sure to relax any overworked mother.
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The Barre Code Plano
The Barre Code Plano has been voted the Best Gym for Women in Plano 2016, 2017 & 2018!
The Barre Code is a comprehensive full-body fitness program designed for women to find their ’strong.’ Built on the principles of cardio, strength, and restoration, The Barre Code goes beyond the barre, with classes ranging from cardio kickboxing to full mind & body restoration. In addition, their program and community work for EVERY body. Whether you’re a fitness professional or brand-new to exercise, their empowering and motivational community will make you feel strong, centered, and inspired.
No Barre nor group fitness experience is required so what are you waiting for? If you are still on the fence, we encourage you to Google “The Barre Code Plano” and read a few of the 5 Star Google Reviews to see what their clients and local Moms are saying about their experience at The Barre Code Plano.
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50% off any intro package, including a First Time Studio Visit (regularly $12), One Week Unlimited Classes (Regularly $50), or New Client One Month of Unlimited Classes (Regularly $99).
Orangetheory is a science-backed, technology-tracked, coach-inspired group workout designed to produce results from the inside out. They make it simple to push yourself to be your personal best and give you more. MORE results. MORE confidence. MORE Life. Because you shouldn’t live to exercise. You should exercise to live.
Trying a new workout can be scary. But from the moment you walk into an Orangetheory studio, you’ll feel at ease. After all, orange is the happiest color.
Their workout is designed for all levels. You set the pace. Whether you want to walk, jog, run, or bike, this is your hour. And with their performance screens and coaching staff you’ll know exactly when to push yourself.
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For more ideas on places to get fit, we have more options
Our List of Fitness Studios & Gyms
- 24 Hour Fitness Plano
- Altitude Aerial Arts and Fitness
- Anytime Fitness
- Baby Boot Camp Plano/Wylie
- Barre 3 Plano
- Beyond Fitness
- Body Machine Fitness
- Camp Gladiator
- City Surf Fitness
- Cowboys Fit
- Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa
- F45 Training
- Harter Strength & Conditioning
- Lifetime Fitness
- Live Wire Fitness
- Lync Cycling
- Metroflex Gym
- My House Fitness
- North Plano Crossfit
- Orange Theory
- Stretch Zone
- Studio 6 Fitness
- Texas Family Fitness
- Texas Fit Chicks
- The Bar Method
- The Barre Code Plano
- The Fit Body Lab
- The Yoga Factory
- Title Boxing Club
- Waypoint Strength
- West Plano CrossFit
- Willowbend Fitness Club
- Wylie Rec Center
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