One of the challenges of a single style of exercise is the risk of plateauing – your body becomes very used to the movements it’s performing, and rather than continue to improve, you simply maintain your level. Cross-training is designed to constantly surprise the body, using different muscle groups and movement patterns, forcing your body to keep developing and adapting.
Everyone – regardless of age, fitness level or ability – will benefit from building a cross-training element into their exercise programme. You’ll see additional fitness and conditioning gains, you’ll reduce the risk of injury, and you’ll find it easier to stay motivated – in short – what’s not to like?
You’ll be combining different cardio, strength and flexibility routines. Your Trainer will work 1:1 with you to manage your programme, keep your workouts varied and challenging, help you master the new exercises and techniques, and make sure you continue to progress.
Cross-training will result in a higher level of all-round conditioning and fitness than you’ll get from a single form of exercise or workout.
You’ll reduce the risk of over-working some muscles and body parts at the expense of others. It will allow you train more often, more safely. You’ll see a reduced risk of injury – and if you do pick up a knock or a niggle, you can vary the programme so that you can train around it. You’ll be able to adapt your programme to suit your lifestyle – rather than the other way around.
And because it’s all about variety, it’s a great way to stop your workout routine becoming too … well … routine.