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5 Top Training Tips With City Fitness

Now is the time to start preparing for the 2024 BMA Mackay Marina Run.  We’ve asked local legends (and sponsors of our 5km Fun Run), City Fitness, to share their top 5 race prep tips with us.

Tip 1: Incorporate Strength Training Into Your Program.

Strength training will help to prevent injuries by strengthening your muscles and connective tissues, as well as helping you run faster by boosting neuromuscular coordination & power.

Amber Sayer (MS, CPT, CNC) recommends including 2-3 total body strength training workouts weekly.

Tip 2: Focus On Functional Fitness

Introducing functional fitness into your training program will not only improve your daily function but overall fitness levels as well.

Functional Fitness done at higher intensities can improve your cardiovascular endurance, strength & mobility.

Tip 3:  Use Cross Training To Build Endurance

Cross Training can reduce the risk of injury, as well as improve your cardiovascular and muscular endurance.

The combination of strength training and HIIT style anaerobic can not only improve your athletic ability but also accelerate your recovery and overall fitness, making you a better runner. 

Tip 4: Sun Salutations

Try a Yoga/Pilates class! Both are great for your mobility, reducing risk of injury, improving breathwork as well as strength and conditioning.

At City Fitness, we have four FY60 classes to choose from, held Monday – Friday at our CityCentre Club.  

Tip 5: Stay Accountable With Classes

Try one of our City Fitness Functional Classes to keep your training on track.  Training in a group is fun, will see you benefit from a trained City Fitness instructor and will ensure you stay accountable.

Our classes help by working different muscle groups which helps by stabilising your muscle groups which then help with your running.

We have Edge on Mondays & Eletrix on Wednesdays at 5.30am, 9.15am & 5.30pm, as well as Redline on Every Saturday at 6.30am.

View our full timetable here

 

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