If you started the year full of enthusiasm to get into shape but have gradually lost your motivation to get fit as the months have gone by, don’t worry, now is a great time to get back on track.
It’s very difficult to stick to an exercise programme if you don’t enjoy it and with such a wealth of activities available, there’s sure to be something out there that you’ll like doing. From kickboxing classes, to trail running, to Zumba – try something new and find what works for you.
Join a new gym
Training in a new environment with new equipment could give you a great boost. Try out several clubs before selecting the one you feel most comfortable in and make sure it’s easy for you to get to.
Try a personal trainer session
Most people who train with a PT say they work much harder and feel more motivated than when they exercise alone. A good PT will guide you towards the best workouts to achieve your fitness goals and ensure you get fit with sessions that are safe and enjoyable.
Take rest days
Don’t do too much too soon. It’s important to rest and recover between exercise sessions, so you don’t grind your body into the ground in your quest to get fit. A day or two of rest after a hard workout session can really help your body adapt to your new regime and could actually help you get fitter faster than trying to exercise every day.
Eyes on the prize
Nothing keeps you motivated like keeping a longed-for goal in mind. Don't just say "I want to get fit" be specific - do you want to lose weight, run for a bus without getting out of puff, or run a marathon?! Pick a target you’re excited about achieving and keep a sharp eye on your progress. This will ensure you’re doing the right things to get where you want to be and help keep your spirits up as you can see you’re moving toward achieving your aims.
Get some new kit
A new piece of exercise equipment can help keep your fitness training fresh. If getting to the gym is sometimes a problem it helps to own a few fitness kit basics. With a good and a few weights and accessories you can set up your own mini-gym and get fit at home!
With personal trainer, Adam Wilson
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