• 45°

Ester Marsh: Back to school — and regular exercise

Wow, summer flew by! And we are back to school. If you are like most parents with younger children, your workout regimen came to a halt when summer vacation started.

No worries! I bet you were active with your children doing all kinds of exciting things this past summer.

But now it’s time for you again. The best way to get back on your regular schedule is to pick up your schedule before school lets out. Whether it’s working out in the fitness center, pool or taking classes or having a personal trainer work with you, schedule your workouts at least one week ahead.

Of course, things can interfere but typically when you have something scheduled in your busy day you can get it done. Yes, even if it’s only 30 minutes it WILL make a difference.

After a break, it’s hard to get back in the swing of things. Sometimes having a summer home can get you out of your exercise rhythm, too. So whatever reason it was that you didn’t get a regular exercise routine in this summer, planning your workouts ahead gives you the highest chance to succeed in getting back to your routine (or starting a new one). If you were used to exercising five days a week and didn’t do anything this summer, start with three days a week. Before you know it you will be back to five days a week or more.

Classes make it easier for many to get back at it again. There is a start and finish and we don’t judge — we are always happy to have you back or attending for the first time!

For class schedules at our three YMCA locations, go to our website www.rowanymca.com and click the Y you want to attend. Then click Group Exercise schedule. It will give you all the classes, times and descriptions of the classes. Due to popular demand, I have added an evening Estelatte (Yoga moves, balance and stretches and core Ester’s way!) on Fridays from 6:05 p.m. until 7 p.m. — any level welcome!

So don’t worry if you got out of your routine. We will help you get back to the schedule you were used to or get you started with a new healthy lifestyle change!

Healthy body, happy life!

 

Ester Marsh is health and fitness director for the J.F. Hurley family YMCA.

Comments

Nation/World

Senate Democrats strike deal on jobless aid, move relief bill closer to approval

News

Duke Life Flight pilot may have shut down wrong engine in fatal crash

News

Two NC counties get to participate in satellite internet pilot for students

Local

PETA protesters gather in front of police department

Coronavirus

Seven new COVID-19 deaths, 166 positives reported in county this week

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Two charged after suitcase of marijuana found in Jeep

Crime

Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds

Local

Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options

News

Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery

Nation/World

Lara Trump may have eyes on running for a Senate seat

Local

Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods

Local

PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month