27 Jul How Megaformer Workouts Improve Your Mental Game
Think back to the best day you had in the last six months. What was it about that day that made it stand out? Maybe you closed a business deal you had been working on for a long time. Or you took your kids to the park and were able to be completely present with them at that moment.
Try to remember did this perfect day include exercise?
I’m going to bet the answer is yes. There’s a fog that clears. A laser-sharp focus gained from time spent exercising.
Exercise not only improves focus, but scientific studies have also shown other mental benefits include:
- Better cognition
- Improved sleep
- Decreased depression symptoms
- And overall make you a happier person
Let’s take a look at how the Megaformer stacks up with building mental muscles.
The mind-body connection, focus and seamless transitions on a Megaformer ensure your mind is not allowed to wander during a InstaPhysique class. Unlike going out for a long run, your mind won’t have the time to think about what to pack for vacation or why the boss passed you up for the last raise. This sharpened focus will translate into life when you step outside the studio.
There’s nothing better than a good nights sleep. The intense workout will drain you physically. To sweeten the deal, the mental toughness required to make it through a Lagree class will tax you mentally as well. This double whammy is certain to improve sleep when your head finally hits the pillow.
There are so many reasons exercise can improve your mood. Everyone is battling their demons. Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States according to the National Institute for Mental Health.
When you walk into InstaPhysique and chose your Megaformer, the battlefield is levelled. What happened last night or last year doesn’t matter once class starts. You and all of your classmates (the INSTASQUAD) are in it together to get through class a better and stronger version of yourselves.
If you stay in that long jump hold until the end, you are empowering your neighbor to do the same. This camaraderie will fight the darkness of depression.
Just Be Happy
Next time you visit the Roseville InstaPhysique studio, look up and take a moment to ponder the quotes. Soak in those mantras. The 40 minutes you spend on the Megaformer is just for you. It is time to make you stronger both physically and mentally. Don’t let it pass you by.
JEN THEURIET IS A FREELANCE HEALTH & FITNESS WRITER AT CONTENTBYJEN