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What's in a Warm up? And Why?

Warmups generally involve doing your activity at a reduced intensity.

Benefits to Warming Up?

Warming up helps prepare your body and mind for the activity ahead. A warmup gradually revs up your cardiovascular system and muscles by raising your body temperature and increasing blood flow to your muscles. Warming up may also help reduce muscle soreness and lessen your risk of injury.

What Type of Exercises Should a Warm up Include?

Surge Fit warmups include both dynamic cardio and strength moves to get the body and mind properly warm for the work ahead.

Dynamic full body cardio movements like jumping jacks, side lunges or shoulder circles with an easy jog increase heart rate, joint mobility and blood flow. Preventing strain later in the workout.

Strength moves focus on large muscle groups like your quads, glutes, hamstrings and chest with exercises like body weight squats, lunges and push ups. These exercises activate muscle tissue, so we are ready to add weights later on in class.

Moves in a Surge Fit warm up are purposely similar to moves you will see later in class but at a lower intensity so we can warm up safely and effectively and introduce the class to moves they will see later.

What’s your favorite way to warm up?  

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