Fitness day at Hyatt Regency 😅

Fitness Day with Co

Discover one of my favorite workout @Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf

Good evening everyone what a rainy Monday ️ Best time for an indoor fitness day 🏼 We are finally reunited in Germany and what best to motivate yourself than working out with your best friend? ️ We tried out the gym & spa of the @hyattregency Düsseldorf and we totally recommend this place, nice view from the treadmills, whirl pool, sauna and beautiful relaxing area 🏻 Feeling so good right now We will have a nice dinner later out on the docks Who works hard deserves a good dinner Have a great evening and a good night @adidas @nike

Today I discovered the great Spa area of the Hyatt Regency in Düsseldorf (GE). I’ll describe the Spa itself on another post soon to come.

 

This post..

..will be more for you to learn about my workout habits, and the exercises I like to do. By the way the Hyatt Regency’s fitness is really cool, it’s rather small compared to a Gym Club but it has all the essentials for you to work out. And, as a non negligible bonus,  a beautiful view on the Düsseldorf harbor.

Staring by warming up..

  • .. with a big glass of water to be well hydrated (but not too much so I won’t need to stop and run to the bathroom in the middle of my training).
  • Standing up and taking deep inspirations while lifting my arms up right to the ceiling, and ending up on the tip of my toes (great for your balance), and expiring all the way back to the staring position
  • Stretching my legs shortly, still working my balance, by lifting one knee up against my breast for 10 sec, opening my knee to the side to stretch my adductor muscles (your knee, leg and belly should be as aligned as possible) and staying in this position for 10 sec. Still without putting my leg back to the floor, I grab my ankle (with the arm on the same side of my body), bend my knee and stay 10 sec in the position where my ankle touches my butt. Then I let my leg go and stretch it as far as possible, and align my whole body so that I am standing parallel to the floor, for 10 more seconds. Repeat with the other side.

Continuing with serious workout..

  • I climb up on the treadmill and here it goes. I usually vary my running routines so that I don’t get bored
  • My favorite is HIT workout (High Intensity Training). What does it mean? Instead of running at the same pace for 30 min or more, I vary my run with different paces. Faster at some times and slower at others. It enables your cardiac rhythm to change very quickly and therefore to have a very effective cardio workout.
  • What I do is not only vary my pace, but also the incline of the treadmill. Here is an example of what I would do in 30 mn:
    • 5 min at 9km/h – 3 incline (warmup)
    • 1 min at 10km/h – 6 incline (HIT 1)
    • 2 min at 8km/h – 3 incline (rest)
    • 1 min at 10km/h – 7 incline (HIT 2)
    • 2 min at 8km/h – 3 incline (rest)
    • 1 min at 11km/h – 3 incline (HIT 3)
    • 2 min at 9km/h – 2 incline (rest)
    • 30 sec at 13km/h – 2 incline (HIT 4)
    • 1.5 min at 9km/h – 2 incline (rest)
    • 30 sec at 13km/h – 2 incline (HIT 5)
    • 1.5 min at 9km/h – 2 incline (rest)
    • 30 sec at 14km/h – 0 incline (HIT 6)
    • 1.5 min at 9km/h – 0 incline (rest)
    • 30 sec at 14km/h – 0 incline (HIT 7)
    • 1.5 min at 9km/h – 0 incline (rest)
    • 3 min at 9km/h – 2 incline (running)
    • 3 min at 10km/h – 0 incline (run)
    • 2 min at 8km/h – 0 incline (cool down)

A few exercises to finish up..

I really enjoy exercising with a ball, so here are a few examples of what you can do

  • Sit on the ball, go back down so all your back is curled around the ball, put your hands behind your head and sit up (3x 12 repetitions)
  • Sit on the floor with your leg on the ball, your knees should be at 90° angle. Sit up (3x 12 rep)
  • Still in the same position but work your legs to the floor on one side and then on the other, to work your obliques (3x 12 repetitions)
  • Your upper back touches the floor and your feet touch the ball, stay in this position for 2 min moving your pelvis up and down a little
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  • In the same position, lift a leg up to 90° angle and then the other, trying to keep your back straight (3x 12 repetitions)
  • Good evening everyone what a rainy Monday ️ Best time for an indoor fitness day 🏼 We are finally reunited in Germany and what best to motivate yourself than working out with your best friend? ️ We tried out the gym & spa of the @hyattregency Düsseldorf and we totally recommend this place, nice view from the treadmills, whirl pool, sauna and beautiful relaxing area 🏻 Feeling so good right now We will have a nice dinner later out on the docks Who works hard deserves a good dinner Have a great evening and a good night @adidas @nike
  • Keep the same position and work your legs back by bending your knees at 90°, then go back to the initial position (3x 12 repetitions)
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Ending up..

  • Don’t forget to stretch after this workout, you can use the exercises of the warmup but stay for at least 20 sec per exercise…
  • Hope you enjoyed your workout  🙂

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