Start small. Make a goal to do one move a day and add from there. Love the idea of moving your body. Fitness is a journey, not a destination. —Chad Levy, Senior Trainer
Seaport Fit’s Physique 57 Master Trainers On Their Top Fitness Tips
Working out on the Rooftop at Pier 17 is a surefire way to smash your summer fitness goals—but how do you keep the #fitspo coming year-round? Easy—you ask the experts. Which is why we asked the team at Physique 57—one of our Seaport Fit partners—to share their top inside tips and motivational strategies for getting started and staying the course with your workouts.
If you haven’t yet had the chance to try a complimentary Physique 57 class via Seaport Fit—or been to one of their four studios in Manhattan—the first thing to know about the company and their signature workouts is this: they’re not easy but they’re efficient, effective and fun.
Physique 57 workouts target (and stretch) muscles you probably forgot you had, maximizing every minute of your session so you start to see progress immediately. In addition to their studios in NYC and around the world, Physique 57 offers an On Demand streaming service available on most desktop, mobile and TV apps.
Like what you experienced at Seaport Fit? Check out the team’s motivational advice and stay tuned at the end of the post for a special offer to try more Physique 57 workouts in-studio or on-demand.
Find Your Inspo
What’s the best way to get started for someone who doesn’t work out?
What’s on your workout playlist?
Currently, Lizzo, Beyoncé’s “Homecoming” and Galantis. —Antonietta Vicario, Master Trainer, Director of Global Talent and Training.
Stick With It
If you could only do one workout move for the rest of your life what would it be?
Jump rope — it hits everything! Thigh dancing is our equivalent at P57. For cardio/ strength/ coordination. It’s fun, fast and effective!—Kara Tremel, Senior Trainer
What’s the most important thing to keep in mind when working out?
Pace yourself! I always try to enter working out from a space of non- judgement, focusing on everything I am doing versus comparing myself to others. I’ve found major builds in endurance with a slow and steady approach versus getting burned out by taking on too much before I’m ready for it. —A.V.
Any tips for those of us with desk jobs?
Stretch! Hip flexors, hip flexors, hip flexors. Anything that can lengthen the front of your hip can help counterbalance the flexion that hips are often in when sitting for a long period of time. Everything in that area is interconnected, and can affect your posture, knees, hips, and ankles over time as well.—Courtney Tilford, Senior Trainer & Associate Manager of Talent
Try to take the stairs! Every step counts and taking the stairs over the elevator or escalator is a great way to keep your body moving and get your heart rate up while working your legs and glutes at the same time.—Erin Bellis, Master Trainer & Associate Manager of Talent
What if we only have 15 minutes to work out?
Wide second jumping jack arms with a pulse, lunge to the right, repeat wide 2nd, lunge to the left. Alternate down dog to push-up, forearm plank. Lie on back, dart toes and twist shoulders, glute bridge. Finish with more pushups or mountain climbers!—Adam Dickerson, Senior Trainer
Eat For Fitness
Best pre-workout snack or meal?
Cliff Bar or PB&J. —A.D.
What’s a good, healthy meal that’s easy to make?
Chicken/Vegetable Pesto Pasta. A great way to get your protein and favorite veggies in one dish. Sauté at least 3 of your favorite vegetables, along with cherry tomatoes. Cook until vegetables are softened and the tomatoes have created a little bit of a sauce. Once softened, add your cooked chicken breast pieces and as much pesto as you’d like to the pan. Cook thoroughly to blend everything together and add it to your favorite pasta. —E.B.
Best healthy foods for building muscle?
Protein all the way!!! fish/lean meats/ eggs. Quick snacks option: nuts/ almond butter/Greek yogurt. —K.T.
What’s one small adjustment we can make to be healthier?
Drink more water. Keep a reusable water bottle with you and keep filling it up. There are several that can track how much water you've consumed throughout the day, and it can keep you on track. Always consult your doctor/nutritionist for your specific needs but aim for at least 64 oz/day. It helps with everything from digestion, to skin, to organ health and weight maintenance. —C.T.
Favorite cheat day meal?
My go to fun is a good bagel with cream cheese, lox and tomato. It’s the best! —C.L.
Visit Physique57.com for more info on how this team stays in tip-top shape.
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