Cardio And Calisthenics – No Days OFF®
Even though I am at my target weight and have achieved all my fitness goals, thanks to my bootcamp classes, I now have the challenge of maintaining my form. It would be great if I could take a break from my personal fitness for a bit, but I know that it is far too easy to lose progress and I have worked my butt off, (not literally, my curves are still there) to get to where I wanted to be. So what’s a girl to do?
It’s still important to work out regularly, but the purpose differs slightly than actively losing weight. I still frequent my bootcamp gym for the great fitness classes, facilities, and access to their personal trainers, but I am in it for more of the cardio and calisthenics. Calisthenics and cardio go hand in hand as they are both great at burning calories which is still important to do if you don’t want to gain the weight back that you’ve already lost. The difference between the two mainly lies in the fact that calisthenics is more of a full body workout on top of the workout for the heart. Calisthenics also tones or even builds muscle as it utilizes the weight of your own body as a resistance.
Cardio is more focused on getting your heart pumping, but in all reality is very similar to calisthenics. Both can easily be achieved in the same workout and can be modified to fit your fitness goals.
If you have met your fitness goals, like me, and aren’t sure how to proceed with your personal fitness, you could always ask the personal trainers at your bootcamp gym. Cardio and calisthenics are great for maintaining your form or even building up your muscles… if that is indeed your aim. Don’t underestimate the power of eating a healthy diet as well.