Pure Fitness’s top 5 tips to staying in shape during the holidays

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The holiday season tends to go hand-in-hand with overeating and not exercising. But just because it is a time of celebration, it doesn’t mean you have to lose your health.

Here are five tips from Pure Fitness to help you stay fit this holiday season:

Tip 1: Schedule “Cheat Meals” Around Your Holiday Parties

Holiday parties are filled with lots of delicious goodies. Unfortunately, these tasty treats are much nicer to your taste buds than they are to your waistline.

One way to avoid packing on extra holiday pounds is by scheduling “cheat meals” at your holiday parties.

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Pure Fitness can help you stay on top of your health goals with tips and advice on meal planning and prepping, and also grocery store tours to help you learn what foods you should eat verses those you should avoid. Schedule a session with our dietician today!

Tip 2: Avoid the “Holiday Drinks”

Drinking water is essential to staying mentally and physically fit, which is why it is essential you get enough water, especially this time of year.

As you are probably well aware, the holidays can be a very stressful time. But did you know that this stress can increase your risk of dehydration? Being dehydrated can make you more prone to overeating and weight gain, bloating, digestion problems, and low energy.

So, this holiday season, ditch the coffees, sugary sodas, and alcoholic party drinks, and instead, opt for good ol’ H2O! It may be plain, but it will provide you with many perks, like a turbocharged metabolism, hydrated skin, and a decreased risk of catching pesky winter-related illnesses.

Tip 3: Schedule Your Workouts Around Your Holiday Events

This holiday season, your schedule will be packed with parties to go to, parades to watch and get-togethers with family and friends. With a mile-long to-do list, it can feel impossible to fit in exercise. The key to squeezing in your workouts is to schedule them.

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Pure Fitness schedules personal training around your busy schedule.

Tip 4: Make Movement a Daily Habit

When the weather turns cold and the holiday season makes us crave cozy nights indoors, it can be difficult to get moving. But in order to get fit, you will need to make movement a daily habit.

Studies show that 60-90 minutes of moderate physical activity per session will keep you leaner and more energized all season long.

Tip 5: Find a Workout Buddy

If you find it hard to stick to an exercise plan, you may find it useful to have an accountability partner.

Having someone who relies on you and who will also motivate you to hit the gym will help you better achieve your fitness goals.

Pure Fitness offers a variety of programs to help you stay fit this holiday season. Here’s a closer look:

Personal Training

Have you ever followed a workout routine or schedule and found it didn’t offer you the results you were hoping for?

If you’re looking to tone up and slim down for the holidays, Pure Fitness offers personal training with certified personal trainers that will provide you with individual programs based on your specific wants, needs and fitness level.

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Personal training programs incorporate improving strength, posture, flexibility, stabilization, balance and weight loss. All fitness levels are welcome, including:

  • Pre- and post-pregnancy (diastasis)
  • Underweight/overweight
  • Pre- and post-injury
  • Seniors
Group Classes

Don’t want to work out alone? Then grab a friend and work out at one of Pure Fitness’s group fitness classes. Choose from a variety of classes, including:

  • Abs and Core
  • Aqua Paddle Fit
  • Extreme Fit
  • Bootcamp
  • Plyoga
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Pure Fitness offers a variety of group classes for all fitness levels that are designed to help you lose weight, tone, build muscle, and strengthen your core.

Worried you’ll get lost in the crowd? No worries!

All group classes at Pure Fitness are small, which allows instructors to provide everyone with personal one-on-one attention.

Pure Fitness also offers Aqua Paddle Fit, a new and exciting program that lets you take your workout to the water!

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This 30-minute low-impact class provides a full-body workout and is performed on a stand-up paddle board. With an aqua paddle fit instructor leading the way, you will build core strength, balance and flexibility.

Try it… for free! For the month of November, receive one week of personal training and group classes for free! (New clients only!)

Don’t miss out on Pure Fitness’s upcoming holiday event! 

Dress as your favorite holiday character and support a good cause with Pure Fitness as they present their first annual Reindeer Dash on December 23.

This two-mile family fun run benefits On River Time, a non-profit organization that empowers children of abuse and neglect through the experience of fly fishing.

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For more information and to sign up for this event, click here.

Pure Fitness, LLC 

Address: 1425 Montgomery Hwy #115, Vestavia Hills 35216

Phone: 205.420.1054

Hours: 5:30a.m. – 7p.m.

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