When we exercise, especially when we exercise hard, we do damage to our tissues. This is not a bad thing, unless we never let our bodies recover. Taking a recovery/rest day is critical for your health. This doesn’t mean sitting the whole day, it actually means making your recovery work a priority. A long walk or hike with minimal elevation climbs, mobility training, an extra hour of sleep or even a nap…these are all part of any ideal recovery day. It can also mean extra reading an inspirational piece of literature or book and maybe meal prep for the week.
Think of your recovery day as a time to reset your mind, body and spirit in alignment with your personal mission statement. If you don’t take a recovery day, your workouts will be sacrificed. Your power will eventually decrease and injuries will start cropping up.

Smart training is balanced training. Pulling back and doing one less rep or one less workout, will often lead to better movement and better workouts. Push yourself on the days that you have planned to, then make sure to take care of yourself in mind, body and spirit, on the days you recover so that you are fueled and ready for that next sweaty workout!

To your health,

Coach Michelle


Recovery day on the horizon!

Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Tuesday 10/25/16

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Michelle – Partner UP

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens only class – Coach Joel – Partner UP

6AM Sunup Lafayette Co-Ed class – Coach Jentry – Partner UP

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens class – Coach Michelle – Partner UP

11:00AM Cytosport Advanced Boot Camp – Coach Briana (private class)

12:00PM Cytosport Vinyasa Flow Yoga – Coach Jentry (private class)