The Amsterdam Dance Event is here and the city is buzzing with energy as DJs, industry pioneers and music lovers gather to let loose and have fun. But as much as we all want to enjoy the party scene, it's important to remember that we also need to take care of ourselves. So we reached out to personal trainer and DJ, Gestow Power, aka Dj Abstract , for his expert tips on how to party hard while still maintaining balance and good health.
Make time for a workout: Even if you're feeling the rush of the ADE, it's important to take some time to unwind. And what better way to do that than by doing a quick workout? It doesn't have to be too intense, just something light to get the blood flowing and clear your head.
Eat and drink well: With all the partying going on, it can be hard to make healthy choices when it comes to eating and drinking. But it's important to remember to pay attention to your carbs and protein to keep your energy levels up, and don't forget your veggies, vitamins, and minerals. And when it comes to alcohol, try to avoid drinking on an empty stomach and make sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after a night out to stay hydrated and avoid feeling dizzy the next day.
Get enough rest: After a night of partying, your body needs rest to recharge. Aim for at least eight hours of sleep, but even a short nap can help rejuvenate your body for the next round of festivities. The most important thing is to listen to your body and give it the rest it needs.
Take a moment for yourself: ADE can be intense, with lots of people, stimulants and energy. It is important to create some space for yourself and your thoughts and process your experiences. For Gestow Power, the gym is the perfect place to do that, but you can find your own way to take a moment for yourself, whether it's through meditation, yoga, or even just going for a walk.
Overall, it's important to remember that while ADE is a time to let loose and have fun, it's also important to take care of ourselves. By following these tips, you can party hard and still find balance for body and mind. And remember to always listen to the body and give it what it needs to feel your best.