We all know that working out is good for you in a number of ways, but the after math can be difficult to deal with. Sore muscles are often the standard of a job well done, but they’re also a nuisance. There are a few things you can do after every workout to help ease the pain.

Stretching Cool DownCool down with a stretch

After every work out, take the time to stretch out your muscles. By making stretching part of your workout routine, it will become a signal to your body that the workout is over—in the end, it can reduce the possibility of injury.

Have a snack

Preferably a snack that’s high in protein—that way, you will get the most out of your workout.

Sit in the sauna

Saunas are similar to steam rooms, except hey run on dry heat. Dry heat is known to eliminate lactic acid and burn fat! It’s a great way to wind down and is also great for your overall wellness. Most of our facilities have a sauna for you to enjoy.

Soak in the hot tub

Not only is a hot shower great for your muscles, but hot tubs have the bonus feature of water jets. These can help massage certain muscles in your back and neck.

Take a hot shower

Taking a hot shower will relax your muscles while standing. You can use this time to do additional stretches as you wind down from your routine.

Exercise Cool DownGet a massage

Massage promotes blood flow throughout your muscles as well as the ability to focus on problem areas. Our Greenbush, Tory, and Southern Saratoga locations offer massage.

Meditate

Meditating after a workout can help you both mentally and physically. It’s a great practice that allows you to focus on your overall well-being.

Take a walk

This is a simple and effective way to cool down. It will keep you moving after a high intensity workout and assists in stretching. You’ll burn more calories by continuing to exercise, while working off some lactic acid.