Peak of Fitness

Stay Fit, Keep Healthy

Tired of trying different diets and fads to keep healthy only to be led astray? Learn the best tips and tricks for staying fit and healthy from a reliable source. Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist, Cindy Kleckner, RDN, LD, FAND and our certified personal trainers will be bringing you different health and nutrition tips and exercises each month to help you reach your peak of fitness!


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Restart Exercise Routines after a Break in Training!

Let’s face it, once COVID-19 broke us from our fitness routines and led us to experiment with at-home workouts, it has been hard to get back into the swing of things!


Restarting your exercise routines can be challenging, especially if progress has been lost along the way. Check out these tips to help you restart:


1. Write a Plan 

Writing a plan is a great way to build self-accountability. Having focused goals ensures you make the most of your training sessions. Using S.M.A.R.T. goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-oriented) is a great way to establish a concrete plan to reach your goals. Learn about S.M.A.R.T. goals.


2. Pace Yourself

Although it can be tempting to pick up where you left off, it is important to recognize that your strength and endurance levels have most likely decreased. Try to focus on your form; do not overload your muscles. They need time to regain the strength and endurance they once had. Through muscle memory, our bodies can quickly adapt and regain previous levels of strength and endurance, as long as you allow it to recover properly. Focus on exercises where the muscles move and do not cause a lot of soreness. This will reduce the risk of injury and lead to less frustration down the road. Cables and machines are your best friends!


3. Enjoy the Experience

Find ways to make it more enjoyable by working out with a friend, trying new exercises or challenging yourself.


The Apex Centre offers group exercise classes as well as dedicated personal trainers to help you get back to reaching your peak!


Stay happy and healthy,


Jordan Rowe

Certified Personal Trainer


For personal training and nutrition consultations email fitness@mckinneytexas.org.