My Fit Tip this week is to find a form of exercise that you actually enjoy because believe it or not “working out” shouldn’t actually feel like work. People are so reluctant to hit the gym because they think it has to be this miserable sweat bath in order for it to be effective or to get results. This leads to people attending for a while, hating it, and quitting just as quick as the started (just like we see with New Year’s Resolutions). The best way to truly get fit and healthy is finding physical activities you don’t dread. Of course, you want to get a good mix of stretching/flexibility, resistant training for strength, and aerobic conditioning for cardio-respiratory health; but there are so many different ways to achieve that. See my list below for ideas!
Weight Lifting (Strength)
Cross-Fit (Strength + Cardio)
BootCamps (Strength + Cardio)
Pilates (Strength + Flexibility)
Yoga (Mobility + Meditation)
Boxing/Kick-Boxing (Strength + Cardio)
Swimming (Strength + Cardio)
Hiking (Strength + Cardio)
About Heather –
Heather D’Errico MS, CSCS, CFSC, LMT
Heather began BowlFit in 2013 with the hope to provide awareness to bowlers about how crucial training off the lanes truly is. She has been an avid bowler her entire life competing as a collegiate bowler for Robert Morris University, assistant coaching at the University of Central Missouri, and now head coaches at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.
She obtained a master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis on exercise science and interned with the head strength coach at UCM. She became a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through NSCA shortly after graduation and began coaching athletes at Next Level Strength and Conditioning in Fairport, NY.
In October 2015 she received her certified functional strength coach certification and then went back to school in July 2016 for massage therapy. She is now a licensed massage therapist and runs a business called Restorative Bodywork in Rochester, NY that specializes in movement therapy and sports massage.
Heather has also been competing on the PWBA tour the last 3 seasons and continues to use her experiences as a competitive and professional bowler to create programs for bowlers. She enjoys the challenges of making programs specific to each bowler as every person needs to focus on different areas for their performance goals. With that said her training motto is “do no harm” and believes each program should most importantly make a bowler FEEL better and play with minimal injuries/pain.