We don’t know about you, but the holidays snuck up on us like a monster; making a maniac out of our eating habits and nearly drowning our ability to get into the studio for a HitFit class.
We get it. The holidays are busy – in fact, they can be downright exhausting. By the time we’ve visited with the family, clinked glasses with friends and caught up on all the dishes, getting into The Sweat Science for a class or private lesson can be nearly impossible.
But as the New Year approached and everyone set their resolutions, we want to encourage you: no matter how long you’ve been away, getting back into it is so much easier than you can imagine.
See, our bodies are equipped with something called muscle memory – a habit built over time that our body remembers physiologically. If you’ve ever been in a class at TSS, you’ve heard at least one instructor talk about building up muscle memory while we strategically repeat the movements of our jab, cross, hooks and uppercuts.
That’s because the trainers know the lifelong benefits of muscle memory are powerful. And here’s why:
/EASIER MUSCLE GAIN
One study suggests that after consistently training muscles – even after a three-month hiatus from those strength training activities – those who had previously built up muscle would be able to return to their activities more easily, and see more muscle gain quicker. A lot quicker. So when you feel like maybe it’s been too long, trust your body. It already knows exactly what to do.
Building up muscle memory is a huge part of the success you’ll find at TSS. We don’t like to hear about people getting injured, but the fact is, we’ve seen many people come into our studio with previous injury because they haven’t been properly taught how to throw a punch. Relearning how to box is vital at this point.*
When you walk into a class or private lesson at TSS, you will first learn the proper technique. Then, you’re in charge of committing those lessons to memory: muscle memory. We want you to take the time to do this well because less injury means more progress and ultimately more personal success with your fitness goals.
Of course our coaches are here to help too, so ask us questions if you’re concerned about your technique.
///LESS MEMORY LOSS AS YOU AGE
As we age, our body’s ability to gain and retain muscle becomes more and more difficult. However, studies show that by building muscle while we’re able, our body retains it as we age. This is a huge factor to living a long and healthy life, and has been proven to reduce health risks.
So before you look at coming back to the studio after the holidays as a big hurdle, we’re going to remind you one more time: thanks to muscle memory, your body already knows exactly what to do. So pack your wraps and a water bottle and book your class now. We can’t wait to see you here.
*If you feel you could brush up on your technique, we really want you to consider taking a private lesson with your favourite trainer. Your first session is only $45, and you can choose either 30-minute or 60-minute sessions at a time!