Workout Wednesday: Switching it up

BATON ROUGE, LA (LOCAL33) (FOX44) - Once you get in a good routine it's hard to venture out, but switching it up is a good thing!

YMCA Media Intern Cameron Salter said the gym is much more than just weights and treadmills. 

"You can really step put of your comfort zone and try new things without it being super intimidating," said Salter.

The outdoor pool offers water fitness classes and free swim. Salter said the pool is a great way to mix it up while still getting in a great workout. 

"We have a class for older adults and it's really easy on your joints. So it has an instructor and is kind of like zumba but in the pool. And you can come out and swim laps if you want to," said Salter. 

Inside the building there are four rooms to choose from, which means a lot of variety. 

"We have anything you can imagine," said Salter.

Whether you are looking to work up a sweat in the cardio room, enjoy a fun class with friends in the aerobic studio, make some gains in the weight room, or even shoot some hoops in the gym there is something for everybody.

"You don't want to plateau. So that's what we really like here (YMCA). If you want to try the pool one day just jump in and swim. Or go do cardio if you normally do weights," said Salter. 

Another helpful feature is the Active Tracks system. 

"It's like your personal fitness instructor. It tells you what workout to do that day. It gives you nutrition shopping grocery lists. It completely tailors a whole regime to your problem areas and goals," said Salter.

All you have to do is pick an area you want to focus on and print.

"We have personal instructors here, so they'll help you get set u. You can put in how much weight you want to lose or problem areas," said Salter. 

If you ever find yourself getting bored with your workout routine mix it up! When it comes to fitness, a little change here and there is a good thing. 





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