Wondering how many times a week you should be training? Whether you hit class every day or manage twice a week, consistency is key. But what’s the magic number for good health?
The Department of Health recommends being active most days. This means getting off your backside and doing some walking. But what about high-intensity training? 1.25-2.5 hours of high-intensity exercise is all you need.
Three classes at LA Fit takes just 2.25 hours out of your week and you’ll hit that recommended amount of high-intensity exercise. And if you add another class in? It’s an extra bonus.
Here are some other reasons to hit 3 classes a week…
You keep burning calories
Did you know your metabolism is boosted for 14 hours after a 45-minute intense workout? Hell, yes! This means you’re still burning calories while you rest. Cool, huh? This is why we love working out at least three times a week. On the days you’re not exercising you’re still reaping the benefits!
Keeps you consistent
Only train once or twice a week? You may be inclined to make excuses. Hitting at least three classes a week helps you develop a routine because it becomes part of your lifestyle.
Gives your body time to recover
Megaformer lover? Research recommends doing at least two resistant-based workouts a week. But you also need to give your body time to recover. In fact, sufficient recovery is a key element of the Lagree method. Three times a week is a good goal. It’s enough to see dramatic results in your fitness but the gaps give you time to rest.
Makes you feel part of the community
You know Act-Belong-Commit? The guidelines for positive mental health? Attending regular classes is this in action. Coming in a few times a week gives you an opportunity to build new relationships. When people are happy to see you, it makes you feel like you’re part of a community.
Any amount of exercise is better than no exercise but three times a week gives you the best bang for your buck.