Simple Solutions on How to De-Stress to Improve Your Workout

Unwind and achieve your goals by eliminating your stress and improving your exercise routine.

It’s safe to say that everyone experiences stress, perhaps on a day-to-day basis. You may find that work, your social or family demands wear you down every now and again, and you suffer from pent-up stress that needs to be released. Instead of boiling over, take the time to de-stress. Not only will this help your health, but your workouts and mindset, too!

A workout can be a great way to unwind after a stressful day. If you are feeling stressed, however, you may hinder your workout more than you think. You may suffer from impaired motor coordination, slower recovery, and a higher risk of injury. That is why it’s always a good idea to discuss your workout plan with your personal trainer, stressed or not! For easy solutions on how to de-stress to benefit your mind and body, read on.

Write It Out

Write down everything that is bothering you, whether it’s your long to-do list at work or your responsibilities at home. Once you’ve created your list, make notes on how you can relieve yourself of these stressors. Whether you need to organize your calendar for better efficiency or ask your partner for help around the house, remember that there are always solutions to your concerns.

Eat Healthy

What you eat is linked to everything – including your stress levels. If you eat the wrong foods, you may feel tired, unmotivated, and down! Improving your food intake strategy can help you to relieve stress and see results in your health and fitness. Fortunately, eating healthy doesn’t mean you must live on salads! You can enjoy healthy alternatives to your favorite meals while looking and feeling great. If you don’t know where to begin, consult your personal trainer.

Head Outside

There’s little that fresh air and sunshine can’t solve. From vitamin D to endorphins to helping you unplug, sunshine helps us revitalize our minds and bodies. When you’re feeling stressed, the best remedy is to step outside and enjoy nature – even if it’s only for 10 minutes! You’ll be surprised how much better you feel.


Endorphins are your body’s natural painkillers, and when released, they give you a noticeable ‘high.’ Long periods of moderate to high-intensity exercise increase the release of endorphins, which is why you’ll often feel a lift in your spirits after a workout, leaving you on a high note.

For all the advice and direction that you need to get started, talk to your personal trainer in Thousand Oaks! Our approach is based on YOU: your goals, your needs, and your challenges. This is about helping you live the life you want and make real, lasting changes to improve the quality and quantity of your years on this earth. Contact the team at Genesis Performance & Fitness for personalized plans to help you live life without limitation.

Jenna Dillon

Founder & CEO

Jenna is an Executive Coach committed to working with high performing individuals and companies who are up to exploring what they’re capable of achieving within their lives, careers, company culture and leadership. She is passionate about empowering her clients - standing with them and for them - so they have the tools to create extraordinary results.