Stressed? Hit it out!

Whether you’rewomens-gym having a bad day or a great day, I guarantee that 30 minutes of focused, hard-hitting, action packed exercise will make the day better!

Just yesterday I had myself a lovely day at home with the youngest of my three kids. A lazy morning playing games in our pj’s, followed by a nice lunch on a café patio together. Spent two hours in the warm spring sunshine after school with all the kids at a beautiful park, and arrived home to find dinner made and the puppy walked. It was an awesome day! After dropping my daughter off at her evening dance class I hopped in to the gym for a quick Hit session before having to pick her up again, and had the best workout I’ve had in a long time! While 30 Minute Hit is a fantastic way to relieve stress, it is also a great way to make a good day even better!

Stress and stress management are ever-increasing concerns that affect everything from anxiety levels to work productivity. Regular participation in aerobic exercise has been shown to decrease overall levels of tension, elevate and stabilize mood, improve sleep, and improve self-esteem. Even five minutes of aerobic exercise can stimulate anti-anxiety effects – so just think what an intense and super fun 30 minutes will do for you!

The cool thing about 30 Minute Hit, is that you have to check your baggage at the door! You really don’t have time to daydream, or complain about your boss, or vent about your kids. As you’re always learning and improving your skills at each station, you really have to focus and force yourself to be completely present. And with a motivating trainer at your side throughout your workout, you really can’t get away with any slacking off! The beauty of this is that when you’re done you really feel like you’ve had a full 30 minutes all to yourself, focused on yourself, working hard for no one but yourself. You feel refreshed and revitalized, and ready to tackle those stresses with renewed energy.

So whether you’re having a good day, a bad bay, or you’re somewhere in between, 30 Minute Hit will give you that adrenaline rush and endorphin release you need to be a happier, less stressed you! 

Hit like a Girl!

womens-fitnessI vividly remember the first time I tried 30 Minute Hit. My Free Trial was so much fun, and such hard work, and I felt so tough and strong – I signed up on the spot! Going forward as a member, I always looked forward to my Hit sessions and always hit the bags as hard as I possibly could. One of the fabulous trainers in particular, was great at ensuring that I actually pulled back sometimes and focused more on technique than on power. I really appreciated this, as it validated for me that I wasn’t at just any old gym. The 30 Minute Hit staff really wanted me to learn how to hit and defend myself properly. I quickly discovered that hitting properly actually allowed me to hit with greater power, thus improving my workout. Win win!

A month or two into my new addiction, I was having a fantastic workout as usual, and was just past the halfway mark when behind me I heard the most glorious sound; it was the immensely powerful sound of a woman absolutely crushing the first punching station.  I just had to stop what I was doing and turn around to see who this superwoman was! To my surprise, I did not see a superhero or ninja, I saw a woman the same age and slight build as me. It was in that moment that I realized the potential I held. In that moment, all previous notions of what it meant to, “hit like a girl” went right out the window. 

At 30 Minute Hit there is no limit to how strong you can get, or how hard you can hit and kick. Over six years later I am still getting stronger and still learning how to get more and more power out of my strikes. I feel good in my body, I feel safe, and I feel strong. My daughters play in the kid’s area and watch me, and the other women of the Hit, exerting power and strength in a healthy environment. There is very little aggression in this workout, yet an abundance of empowerment.

I love the confidence and strength that 30 Minute Hit has given me, and I am proud to Hit like a girl!