Alexis is a Pilates instructor, personal trainer and a dare devil at heart. When she isn’t teaching an intense workout coupled with some motivating beats, she is either out riding her motorcycle or jumping off cliffs. With a degree in neuroscience, she knows what kind of training is best for optimum brain performance and a focussed and happy mind. She will have you in the zone, mentally and physically, in no time at all!
Alexis’ top tips are:
1. Shop around for your style of training.
You need to find a style of training, and a trainer, that you love! If you have a negative experience or don’t enjoy the workouts you’re doing, you are less likely to keep your training consistent. Find your thing!
2. Always train with an epic playlist.
Music will always push me that 30% further every time, and gets me in the ZONE like nothing else can! Prep your playlist before your workout so you can stay focussed throughout.
Put aside a few 10-minute blocks each week for recovery sessions, either using a band or a foam roller. The better your body recovers, the better your strength gains and results. You don’t have to spend ages on this, but stretching and foam rolling will do wonders for that post-workout soreness, and leave you ready to smash your next session!
4. Be consistent.
Try to sweat at least 3 times per week. Get that heart rate up, and get out of breath a few times weekly. This is incredibly good for not only your body, but also your mindset, and is proven to reduce anxiety, stress and depression overall.
5. Plan your weeks workouts in advance.
If you lock your workouts in (either alone, with a friend or with a trainer) you are more likely to stick to them, and it’s a great way of keeping yourself accountable. Add them to your diary like you would with a work meeting!