I get a lot of questions about my exercise routine but, to be quite honest, I don’t really have one. I grew up on tennis, track and soccer and have always considered myself a fairly athletic guy. Prior to this year, my fitness habits had been slacking – I made it to the gym a few times a month and let my running shoes collect dust. Cut to New Year’s Eve and I vowed to coax my athletic prowess out of its long-term hibernation. In January, I partnered up with David Barton Gym to complete a “Look Better Naked” challenge. It may have a silly name but there is nothing silly about the challenge. My particular regimen involved one hour and fifteen minutes of cardio at least 4 days a week, plus 4 days of alternating weight training (Arms/Chest… Back/Butt… Legs/Abs… Chest/Core). Thankfully, I was able to combine cardio and weight training on some of the days but my body hated me by the end of it.
I’m half-way through my “Look Better Naked” commitment and in the three months remaining I plan to attack it at full speed. If you have access to a local gym, take advantage because your health is your most precious gift. If you happen to be one of the lucky urbanites with access to a David Barton Gym, I highly encourage you check it out. The environment at DBG is so incredibly luxe (and quite affordable!) that you’ll never want to go elsewhere. I’ve been so pleased since I switched over… and my body is especially happy now that I’ve joined their Pilates classes.
Time for a quick run, see you on the flip side. Stay stylish, friends!
Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.