Our three group exercise instructors and ACE-certified personal trainers who are students at Rowan University tell you what to do to get in shape.
Important: All prospective followers of the advice should consult a physician before beginning any fitness program.
Many times when we're working out, all we can think about is what we're going to eat afterward because, let's face it, we're tired and hungry and, man, we deserve a good meal! But before you reach for the pizza bagels, think about how your body needs to be adequately refueled, not just about how many calories you burned. First, stop and think about what you really want because if you just bolt to the fridge, odds are you'll pick at everything and be satisfied with nothing. Notice how good your body feels. Do you really want to ruin that good feeling with bad food? Try to refuel after a workout with a good balance of healthy fats, carbs, and protein. A good example would be a turkey sandwich with low-fat cheese on wheat bread (skip the mayo, try mustard instead.) You could also have some tuna with whole-wheat crackers. If you find it hard to eat tuna because it's dry, mix in some hummus or salsa instead of mayo. Just remember to be kind to yourself! - Kimmi Sterner