Work smarter not harder

No doubt you’ve heard this phrase before because it’s relevant and powerful in every area of life: “Work smarter not harder.”

You wouldn’t work more hours for the same amount of money, so why would you workout longer in a way that produces a lesser result?

As a fitness professional, I’ve seen it over and over again in a gym: the cardio machine people head to their machine of choice for 45 minutes to an hour. The upper body people do their same curls and bench press routine. Yogis go to yoga.

All of this is fine. There’s no judgement here. But if the goal is a combination of health, a lean body, confidence, stamina, strength, and flexibility, there’s a better and more efficient way.

Traditional workouts tend to take 60-90 minutes to get through all parts of a circuit including cardio or something like a yoga class. I believe ALL forms of fitness, like yoga, are totally viable and should certainly be incorporated.

However, if the goal is what’s listed above, you should try functional circuit training – you’ll burn crazy amounts of fat in a fraction of the time, get stronger, reduce the chance of overuse injuries, and achieve all of those potential goals listed above.

In addition to switching up the type of exercise you perform for best results, here are a few other fitness pointers:

  • Change it up! Doing the same routine over and over again is going to hinder progress and visible results.
  • Make it a habit – you’re far better off exercising 3-4 days per week consistently than going 7 days in a row one week and taking the next two weeks off.
  • Fuel your performance – I’m not going to give you a nutrition lecture here, but be sure to get the right food or supplements into your body before and after your workouts, you can visit Chris at the Epic Fuel bar for more info
  • Focus on your form ALWAYS for best results and to prevent injury!
  • Make sure there is a strength component to your workout, as it provides the greatest overall benefits for the short and long term!

Here at Epic Fitness, everything we do serves a purpose and every movement is designed to help you take one step closer to your ultimate goal. After just a few weeks, you can expect sustainable weight loss, more toned body, boosted flexibility, and the DRIVE TO DO SOMETHING EPIC!

I’m curious…what’s your FAVORITE way to workout in a way that supports your goals? Let us know!

Yours in Health,


Kaitlin B

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