Although many people do not feel like training during Ramadan. It is actually possible to continue on a training regime and maintain your level of fitness.
The best time to do a session is approximately 30-45 minutes after a “light” iftar (I will define this shortly). Short, high intensity cardio like sprints and such are actually great to do during Ramadan. This is why we are offering more bodyspeed and CForce classes for youl to make the most of.
Breaking the fast with dates and water is actually the best way to rehydrate the body ready for some form of exercise. When you eat a date and water for iftar your body is hydrated again much faster than with water alone. You can think of dates and water as a very advanced form of Gatorade®. It is very important that you rehydrate before coming to train at Circuit+ if you are able to train after you break the fast. The next best thing to eat with your meal would be some kind of high quality protein as well as good carbohydrates, for example rice.
If it is not possible to come after iftar and you want to train before breaking your fast we have the Bodyspeed classes which will give you a lighter workout to maintain your training and fitness. If you are planning to train before breaking the fast the best thing you can do is to eat your Suhoor (pre dawn) meal as close to dawn as possible, while also making sure to drink water in this time. This will mean you have the least possible time between training and your last meal. For those on this schedule the early evening classes we are offering would be best for you.
The last point to make is to always listen to what your body is saying to you. Ramadan is not going to be the time to set new PRs everyday or push yourself to your absolute limit, BUT it can be a time where you are able to tune into your body and become comfortable with pushing mental limits especially if you’re someone who uses food as more of an enjoyment than a fuel. It will help you appreciate food and what your body truly needs to keep it going. Use this time to focus on other things like mobility and recovery. Keep up with some light form of training in the classes we provide and you will return well rested and not have lost all of the hard work you have been putting in before. Treat Ramadan as an extended rest period (deload) for your body to recover fresh and with more energy afterwards.