The same intensity every day is not good self-care.
That's why every move and every class is customizable to meet you where you are. You don’t have to wait until you’re in perfect health, caffeinated, and 23 years old again to work out and get toned. You just need to show up!
Working out with an injury, condition, or special circumstance?
That doesn't mean you have to skip out on the activities you love. Of course listen to your doctor first, but if you have the all-clear to get moving, we’ll take good care of you.
Here's how to practice self-care for your workout:
- Go slow. Give your body a chance to feel-out the exercise before diving into the more intense version, or the deeper range of motion.
- Trust the process. Not every sensation needs to be "sensational" — in fact, the body often responds well to a subtler approach, and that means less inflammation and recovery time.
- Don’t go it alone. Ask for help. When you are weaving more exercise and movement into your life and working with obstacles, it is important to ask for expert help, whether that’s a physical therapist, doctor, or your btone instructor: when you aren’t sure about something, just ask!
- Resist the dominant paradigm. You know we LOVE good resistance, and that applies to bucking the trend that more is always better. It’s not. That’s why we recommend you get plenty of rest and enjoy your life in between btone sessions. There’s no need to take more than 3-4 classes a week, and when you’re starting out, even less! Your body will get stronger faster, simply by you showing up consistently, but backing off too!
- Drink. Heavily. Are you drinking enough water? Are you really?
- Sleep. Working out without getting adequate rest is like poking holes in your gas tank. Why would you do that?