“I don’t want to lift weights. They make me bulky.” We’ve all heard this. I used to think this way when I was younger. I don’t know where this myth came from but it’s there. Even though it has been debunked by a lot of research. And boy am I glad. Because even back then, I knew that if I wanted to gain muscle and have the shape I hoped to achieve, there was no way of getting it without lifting weights. Tone, defined arms and a lifted, shapely butt would only happen through weight lifting. There was one element missing in the thriving group fitness scene. Until Radan Sturm founded his new studio in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan. His goal was to fill in this gap. Lucky for me, Radan developed the LIFTONIC method and transformed weight lifting. I got the inside scoop on how weight lifting can change a woman’s body and transform the way we work out. Here is my interview with Radan.
Radan is a 15-year vet in the fitness/training industry. He founded LIFTONIC with one simple goal in mind: to teach weight training exercises in a contemporary, improved, and cutting-edge way. To create a routine that’s fun, uplifting, and more important than anything, effective.
Our brains are overflowing with all the things we need to do from work-related issues, family issues, personal issues, and more. These everyday stressors can affect our workout! Our cluttered minds cause us to shift away from what we are doing. During fitness, this means we work out on autopilot; just going through the motions. We allow every thought that has nothing to do with our present workout to wander in. Not being present during fitness causes us to enjoy that time less. We are just going through the motions and we don’t even allow ourselves to enjoy it.
Do you want to make fitness a part of your life? Exercise has multiple benefits. It can be hard to squeeze in that work out. Consistency is the key, and in order to start or keep up an exercise routine, we should look forward to it! We should choose a workout that we actually enjoy and that adds more to our life than just a better body image. Fitness isn’t one-size-fits-all. Everybody has a different personality which comes with different needs. We can get more out of a workout by having it serve our emotions, mood, and thoughts, in addition to our bodies. So in order to fall in love with your workout, take the quiz and find out what type will fire up your soul!
Why Are Many Fitness Related Resolutions Doomed to Fail? We expect instant gratification and instant results from our workouts and fitness regiments. Just as we use Uber to avoid waiting for a cab and Tinder to avoid the long wait to find the perfect soulmate, we don’t want to wait for the results of say, waking up early to get a workout in or changing our already busy lifestyle to incorporate exercise. So, it can be difficult to stick to your resolution if you’re only looking for results in the mirror. Why? Because it can take longer than you think to see changes in your outward appearance. For many the reward does not justify the effort. Hence, many people jump ship before December comes along. Before you are able to say “resolution resolved.” The motivation is just not there anymore.