7 Personal Trainers Tell Us How Survive a 7-Day Challenge

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Need to lose weight and see inches melt from your waist, hips, or thighs? A 7-Day Workout Challenge could be the perfect solution. Workout challenges can be a fun way to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle change. This is specifically designed to be a toning and weight loss workout, so get ready to drop some beads of sweat, and inches, too! 

As you progress through the week, you will gain confidence in yourself and your abilities. Once the 7 days are up, keep the workout going for as long as you like, or take a look at some of our other beginner workouts to switch it up and stay engaged. Enjoy your personal challenge! It could truly be the start of a life-changing shift.

To help you survive a week-long health & wellness challenge, we’ve rounded up a few tips from 7 awesome trainers.

Switch it Up
“Start on the floor one day, tread the next. Listen to your body as the week goes on. It’s not always about how heavy you lift or how fast you sprint. Sure, push yourself, but remember to just work as hard as you can in the moment and HAVE FUN!” – Daniel Scott, Los Angeles

Get Your Zzzs 
“Make sure to get enough sleep. I recommend at least 8 hours to give your body a chance to recover. Plus, you’ll have more energy!” –Marta Jakubaszek, New York

Stretch it Out
“Start every class with a stretch sesh (visit the stretch lounge if you’re in Venice or Chicago!) or use your foam roller. It’s important to wake up your muscles before class.” – Antonio Compton, Nashville

Focus on the Goal
“Be prepared to make some sacrifices to maintain your focus. Whether it be getting up early so you can take a 6AM class, or skipping happy hour to get to the Red Room by 5:30 PM. The good news is it’s only 7 days! That’s nothin! And when you’re done you’re going to feel (and look) so damn good.” – Ian Mack, Chicago

Remember Protein is Important
“Get protein within 30 minutes of each class – it will help repair the muscles you’ve been working.  The shakes at the Barry’s Fuel Bar are a delicious option. It’s like chugging down a milkshake full of body repairing goodness.” – Abi Hardy, London

Strength in Numbers
“They don’t say ‘United We Sprint’ for nothing. Don’t go it alone.  Enlist your best friend, girlfriend, co-worker or crush to take the challenge with you.” – Mike Bell, New York

Stay Positive
“Wake up with a positive mindset. Either say something or do something positive to start your day.” – Corey Taylor, Atlanta