Our personal trainers at PumpFit Club in Fort Lauderdale go the extra mile to ensure that everyone who walks through our doors is challenged and encouraged in their fitness journey. We will push you to new limits while keeping you safe and motivated. More than your average gym, we are a community of personal fitness trainers and fitness enthusiasts. From new moms who are getting back into the swing of things to long-time athletes, we love helping you achieve the goals you want to reach.
However, after an intensive class at our gym, it is important to allow your body to recover properly. Without the right total recovery plan, your body won’t have adequate time or the right fuel to build important muscles and to heal any injuries.
Check out this guide to total recovery and talk to us on your next visit about how you can ensure you are staying safe and healthy.
Hydrate After Your Workout
During your workout, you likely worked up quite the sweat. Make sure that after your time at the gym, you are properly hydrating. Dehydration can lead to a slew of issues and in order for your muscles to build, you need to be hydrated.
Water is a great way to hydrate after a workout. You can also add an electrolyte drink into the mix, but stray away from sugar-laden beverages.
Fuel Your Body With The Right Foods
In conjunction with hydration is proper nutrition. While you might be craving a big meal from your favorite fast food joint after an intense day at the gym, focus on healthy proteins and carbs. Try to avoid a mentality of “earning” cheat meals every time you hit the gym. Instead, think of the food you eat as fuel that will further your fitness journey. About an hour after your workout, seek a healthy protein-heavy snack. Talk to our personal trainers about improving your nutritional plan to back the time you spend in the gym.
Invest In A Massage For Sore Muscles
A deep tissue massage can help your muscles relax and loosen up after an intensive workout. This will allow you to remove any tension from the area, returning your muscles to a healthy, natural state. Rather than wait until you feel like you can barely move, take a proactive approach. You can even give yourself a small massage after an intense day at the gym. This will improve circulation to the area, which increases healing through proper blood flow.
Respect Rest Days
Your personal trainer will be able to tell you best how many rest days you need a week depending on your fitness level. Whatever day you deem as your day off, make sure you respect that rest. Adequate downtime allows your body to recover fully and prepare for another workout ahead. In some cases, your trainer might recommend an alternative, low-impact workout for semi-rest days, such as swimming or cycling.
Get Adequate Sleep
Finally, the rest you get each night plays a vital role in your body’s ability to recover. Your muscles use this time to recover, repair, and grow. Try to get a solid 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. Stay tuned to our blog to learn more about the importance of sleep for good workouts in an upcoming post.
Here at PumpFit Club, we are proud to provide you with outstanding personal trainers in Fort Lauderdale. Come visit our gym to learn more about the awesome community we have built and get pumped with us.