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Fall Back into Fitness: 5 Ways

Ahhhh…summer! We’re sad to see you go but happy to return to a routine. With the kids back in school, we can get to the gym and tend to our neglected bodies. We can set goals and focus on getting in shape.

Fall is a time of change, and the perfect opportunity to turn over a new leaf and create healthy new habits before the holidays and winter months.

Here are 5 ways to embrace the change and make it your fittest fall ever:

Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your energy and stamina, metabolism, appetite, mood, immune system, and more. So now that the days are shorter, get to bed earlier! Turn off all electronic devices an hour before bedtime, and aim for at least 7 to 8 hours of shuteye a night.

Get your workout done in the morning so you don’t risk missing it! We all know how life can get in the way. You’ll start your day feeling strong, focused and productive. Not a morning person? Grab coffee and give it a shot for a month—we promise, you’ll get used to it.

There's no better time to try something new! Next week, we kick off two clinics–HIIT (Mondays and Wednesdays, September 14-30) and TRX Basics (Tuesdays, September 15-29)—guaranteed to boost your fitness. To sign up, click HERE. Or, drop in for a group workout such as CXWORX, BODYPUMP or Ballet Barre—check our online schedule for class times.

Doing a cleanse is like hitting a reset button for your body. Devotees say it can help increase your energy, improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and kick sugar cravings. Glow Live Food Café has two fall cleanses —September 14-18 and October 5-8—that include yoga and meditation. NourishMe’s Whole Body detox cleanses are scheduled for October 6-13, November 3-10, and December 1-8.

Compliment your usual workout routine with a 30 Day Fitness Challenge. From Planks to Squats, the challenges range from easy to hard and will give you that little extra push that you need. Have a special event coming up? Try the Little Black Dress Challenge. Download the mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android to track your progress. Or, ask a Zenergy trainer to help you create your own.