Getting Active Around Your Frisco Apartment
Posted by admin | 03.21.16 | 5:11 pm
The demands of adulthood often encourage us to trade active lifestyles for evenings spent in front of the television and to give up participation in group sports, gym memberships, and trips that take place outside instead of inside. Sometimes it’s hard to balance work, school, kids, or any combination of the three and still have time for things like simple strolls around Frisco with friends or family.
Here are a few ways you can create healthy habits for exercise and activity even if you have a busy lifestyle full of work, kids, and school.
Choose an Activity You Enjoy
Some people love the gym, and others love getting outside for activities like Frisbee and tennis. One of the swiftest ways to quit a healthy habit is to choose one you don’t enjoy. If you don’t like going to the gym to lift weights, don’t get a gym membership and expect to use it with any regularity. If you’d rather swim laps than take up distance running, buy a swimsuit instead of a pair of running shoes.
If you haven’t found a sport you particularly enjoy, you might try an exercise schedule that features something new each week. Not only will you keep your workouts fresh, but you might just find something you love to do. Perhaps you’ll learn that you love the solitude of running or that cycling is your new favorite sport.
Tip: Don’t spend a lot of money on gear until you know whether you like a sport enough to participate in it regularly. Gear for activities like rock climbing and cycling isn’t cheap, and it’s wise to hold off getting that amazing gear until your activity becomes something you love.
Find a Workout Buddy
Are you new to the Frisco area? Are you still in the process of making friends? One of the best ways to increase your circle of friends is to participate in outdoor activities and sports with local teams and groups. Conventional wisdom suggests that you’ll be much more likely to lace up those sneakers for a run if you have a friend who’s waiting for you on a morning jog.
There is also a variety of groups around Frisco for activities, classes, and various sports. For example, you might check out the group exercise schedule at the Frisco Athletic Center. There are more than 60 classes held every week at all times of the day for activities like yoga, strength training, step aerobics, and Zumba.
Joining groups for classes is also a great way to find a sport you enjoy. These classes are already organized and schedule for you, so you don’t have to go through the trouble of finding an appropriate venue or figuring out where you might have the opportunity to participate in activities like aerobics and yoga.
One of the biggest mistakes we can make when committing to a healthy exercise schedule or outdoor activity is scheduling it at a bad time. You might have a friend who swears by the early morning workouts she does each day before work. Rather than copying your friend, figure out first if you’re a “morning person” and whether such a schedule would make sense for you.
It’s possible that you naturally have more energy in the evening and would benefit more from participating in activities after work. You might consider a gym membership and get to know your local treadmills and stair climbers. Or, perhaps you are a morning person, and a walk around the block before work would help you get some healthy fresh air each day.
Enjoy a Healthy Lifestyle at the Villas of Chapel Creek
Finding time to enjoy the outdoors is easy when you live in a luxury apartment community like the Villas of Chapel Creek. You’ll find many amenities right outside your doorstep like a resort-style swimming pool, state-of-the-art urban fitness center, and beautifully landscaped grounds. Make an appointment for a Frisco apartment tour with us today!