Even fitness trainers experience workout ruts. Lively recently caught up with Dogpound trainer Emily Samuel (@emilyy_fitness on Instagram) who shared her tips for combatting those feelings, the quote she lives by and her favorite collagen product. Keep reading for the full Q&A.
Emily Samuel: On a typical day, I get up around 6 a.m. and make myself some coffee! I plan on the workouts for the clients that I train that day as well as what content I’ll be making.
ES: Thank you! No particular workout - but I love anything that’s going to get my heart rate to skyrocket ... or anything I can really feel target my core and booty.
ES: Try different workouts and stick with the ones you find the most fun. Definitely change it up a bit. Maybe focus on cardio one day, more strengthening another, HIIT the next, mobility the day after ... etc. There’s a plethora of workouts available online at the moment, so there’s endless possibilities to try!
ES: Get inspired – maybe check out new fun workouts to try. Put on a workout outfit that makes you feel cute and motivated to run around the block and show everyone. Watching other people crush it on Instagram is one way that helps me stay motivated. I get bored easily, so I try and make a game out of whatever workout I’m doing. For example, if I time myself on how many burpees, I can do the first round, I’m going to try and beat that time the next round.
ES: “When the tide turns against you, and the current upsets your boat, don’t waste your tears on what could have been... just lay on your back and float.”
That was my uncle’s favorite and something I can relate to. I get upset when things happen that are out of my control. This reminds me to just sometimes say “screw it” and just go with the flow and appreciate the good.
ES: I usually take a scoop of Vital Proteins® Collagen Peptides and throw it in my post-workout protein shake!
ES: At the moment, I’m a fan of Vital Proteins Vitality™ Immune Booster** for obvious reasons.