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With fitness studios fully open, we know you’re eager to get back to your favorite workouts! While at home workouts can be just as effective, there’s something about the studio atmosphere and community that home workouts can’t replace! Before you rush back into your pre-quarantine routine, remember recovery is key. Keep these fitness tips in mind to prevent injury and optimize recovery! While exercise makes us feel great, recovery is one of the most essential (and often overlooked) parts of a strong and healthy body.

1. Ease into Your Routine

As we slowly re-open the economy and ease back into a sense of normal, take the same approach with your workouts! Understandably, the re-opening of studios and gyms may have you anxious to get back to your fitness routine. While it may be temping to pick up where you left off, your body may not be quite ready for that.

To avoid exercise-induced injury, ease back into your routine! Now that your favorite fitness classes are opening up, you can still attend your local gyms and studios, but be mindful not to overdo it.

Tip: Instead of taking a daily HIIT or spin class, start slowly by scheduling class a few times a week.

If you’re heading back to the gym, be mindful of how heavy you’re lifting. Before you reach for the same weight you were lifting pre-quarantine, start with lighter weights.

Take a few weeks to re-introduce your body to your workouts and get adjusted to a new schedule. Why is this important? Taking time for your body to adjust will prevent injury and help your body feel its best. If you’re ready to ease back into your workouts, we’ve found the best fitness studios in San Diego!

2. Whole Body Cryotherapy at Livkraft La Jolla

3 minutes of Whole Body Cryotherapy at Livkraft Wellness La Jolla may just be the secret to a healthy and happy body. If you’re looking for the best fitness recovery, add this to your daily routine! When you’re working out hard, you need to recover harder! At Livkraft La Jolla, Whole Body Cryotherapy helps to speed fitness and sports recovery time, improve exercise performance, prevent and soothe muscle pain and soreness, and fight inflammation in the body.

After weeks in the house, the last thing you want to do is get injured and put yourself back in the same position. One of the best ways to prevent injury is to prioritize recovery… especially if you can do it in 3 minutes! It doesn’t get more effective and efficient than that.

The state of the art CRYO Arctic chamber at Livkraft Wellness La Jolla is the best Whole Body Cryotherapy in San Diego. Unlike other San Diego cryotherapy chambers, the Cryo Science CRYO arctic at Livkraft La Jolla only exposes your body to cold breathable air without nitrogen gas. This enables your entire body (including your head) to remain safely inside the chamber at temperatures ranging from -165° F to -225° F, allowing for a more effective, efficient, and enjoyable treatment! You will walk out of the Cryotherapy Chamber feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to crush your next workout. Book your Cryotherapy appointment at Livkraft La Jolla.

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3. Red Light Therapy at Livkraft La Jolla

Relax your way to recovery with a Red Light Therapy session at Livkraft Wellness La Jolla, the best selfcare spa in San Diego. At Livkraft La Jolla a 10-minute full body Joovv Red Light Therapy session can help to optimize recovery and reduce risk of exercise injury. Red light Therapy works to stimulate the production of usable energy in the body, increasing collagen production, reducing joint pain and inflammation, and even improving sleep. If you have any localized pain or are prone to injury in a certain area, try Livkraft La Jolla’s Light Stim Red Light Pain Panel. The Lightstim Pain Panel is FDA cleared to relieve muscle and joint pain, increase blood circulation to stimulate the healing process, reduce inflammation, increase collagen production and speed injury recovery time. Learn more about Red Light Therapy and Book your appointment at Livkraft La Jolla.

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4. PEMF Therapy at Livkraft La Jolla

To keep your body strong and healthy as fitness studios re-open, you need time to recharge. PEMF Therapy at Livkraft La Jolla quite literally works to recharge your body on a cellular level! PEMF, or pulsed electromagnetic field, is an energy course that aids in body repairment by naturally enhancing the functionality of cells. Livkraft La Jolla’s PEMF Therapy allows you to quickly bring cells back to electrical balance by increasing nutrient circulation and oxygen availability to the body. With a 30-minute PEMF treatment at Livkraft La Jolla you can optimize performance, boost energy and metabolism, decrease pain and inflammation, improve sleep, and even reduce stress. As you head back to your fitness studios, make sure you’re giving your body the recharge it needs! Utilize PEMF Therapy to optimize your recovery and prevent injury. Book your PEMF appointment at Livkraft Wellness La Jolla.

5. Sleep

Finally, one of the most important aspects of recovery, sleep! You can work out as hard as you want in the gym but without adequate sleep, you’re not going to see the results you’ve earned! During quarantine we learned how important it is to slow down and prioritize recovery. For many of us, it was the reset our mind and body desperately needed. Now that fitness studios and gyms are re-opening, it is just as important, if not more, to continue prioritizing rest and recovery as we get back to our workouts.

To optimize your results in the gym, prevent injury, get the gains you work so hard to achieve, the best thing you can do is get adequate sleep! When you sleep, you are allowing your body the time it needs to recover in order to repair and rebuild your muscles. During your deep sleep cycle your body releases growth hormone, the hormone needed for muscle and growth repair, bone building, and fat burning. Who knew a little extra shut eye was the secret to building those strong and lean muscles?

As you get back into your fitness routine and increase the intensity and frequency of your exercise, more rest is needed! To improve your quality of sleep and ensure you’re getting the adequate rest you need, try our tips and tricks to a restful night’s sleep.

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Don’t miss out on another workout because you failed to rest and recover properly! Prevent injury and optimize recovery with these fitness tips and wellness services. Book your appointment today to start looking and feeling your best.

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