As you already know, exercising is proven to lift your spirits and makes you feel great about the puddle of sweat you left on the floor. But there are days when you would prefer to do a less sweat inducing workout like yoga over a high impact workout like running. Why? Well, it could be that you are suffering from soreness caused by yesterday’s sweat session or it may be a reflection your current mood.
There are days when we feel angry, zen or are beaming with excitement. Whatever you’re feeling, your mood can be matched with a workout so you can either overcome it or make the best of it. The great aspect about having a wide variety of workouts is the fact that it gives us the option to never miss a sweat session; even if it may be a smaller puddle than usual.
See our guide below for the type of exercise that might just suit your mood:
Angry: Release your anger by running, punching, cycling or doing HIIT. Cardio exercise has been found to be very effective at releasing anger (in a good way) than trying to let those emotions simmer down on their own.
Zen/Peaceful: Feeling mellow? Yoga can help you maintain your calm state. The mental focusing techniques used in the practice helps de-stress the mind. Though you might not be in a “namaste” mood, the meditation element of yoga can help clear your mind and relax your body.
Empowered/Free: For the adventure seekers, try a new exercise class! Trying something outside of your comfort zone will give you a sense of freedom and excitement. In case you missed it, Lucille Roberts has a variety of classes that change every season!
Confident: Dancing is an amazing creation that brings the shy gals out of their shell and makes them sweat too. Whether you want to become more confident in your everyday life or just truly love to shake your tail feather, dancing can really bring out the extrovert in you. Of course, we highly recommend Zumba!
Anxious: Release your anxiety by distracting yourself with an exercise that incorporates concentration. Use dynamic and challenging moves to keep your mind from dwelling on what is making you feel uneasy. At the end the workout we’re sure you will be feeling energized, calmer and more focused.