In the mood for a workout that won’t leave you feeling beat up but will still bring remarkable results? Good, you’re in the right place! Low-impact workouts are a game-changer if you’re seeking a more gentle, yet highly effective, way to stay active and healthy. Let’s talk about what a low-impact workout is and 6 benefits of low-impact workouts.
What is a Low Impact Workout?
Low impact workouts are designed to reduce the stress placed on your joints, particularly your knees, hips, and spine. These workouts, like what I teach at Inner Shift in my yoga, yoga sculpt and barre classes, offer a softer approach to fitness that’s easier on your body. Don’t be fooled by the name though, low-impact doesn’t mean low intensity! You still get a heart-pounding workout and challenge yourself, without doing anything too strenuous to your body.
Benefits of Low Impact Workouts:
Low-impact workouts provide a cushioned landing for your joints. This is especially important as we age because it helps to minimize the risk of injury or exacerbating existing joint issues.
Sculpting and Toning:
Low-impact workouts are highly effective for muscle toning, flexibility, and strength training. You can still achieve a fantastic body sculpt and core stability without the jarring movements associated with high-impact activities.
Since low-impact workouts are gentler on your body, you’re more likely to keep a regular workout routine. It’s much easier to keep up with a workout routine when you aren’t in pain.
All of the classes at Inner Shift Yoga Studio follow the Inner Shift Method, emphasizing mindfulness. All of my classes incorporate mindfulness, breathwork and stress-reduction techniques, to provide you with a holistic approach to wellness.
Hands up if you’ve ever felt way out of your league in a fitness class. Yep, been there! Low impact workouts are inclusive, making them accessible to various fitness levels. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or someone with previous injuries; there’s room for everyone. I offer adjustments for poses and always encourage you to do what feels best in your body that day.
Low impact workouts are an excellent option for people recovering from injuries or surgeries. They promote healing and gently rebuild your strength and mobility.
Like all physical activity, low impact workouts release endorphins, the body’s natural mood boosters. Plus, following my Inner Shift Method, I put an emphasis on the breath in my classes which can help activate the parasympathetic response in the body to reduce stress and anxiety.
Empowering Low-Impact Workouts
Low-impact workouts are the perfect solution for anyone looking to maintain their health, feel empowered, and reduce stress without putting their body through high-impact stresses. Now that you understand what they’re all about, come join me at Inner Shift Yoga Studio to experience these benefits for yourself. Click here to start your 7 day free trial and get instant access to the on-demand library full of yoga, sculpt, barre and mindfulness classes!