With the world entering a state of fitness frenzy in January, many can find it difficult to maintain that buzz past the month, undoing all their hard work as February unfolds. Here at Simply Gym, we see it as our duty to help our members stay focused and motivated so that they can continue on their health and fitness journey. We believe the key ingredients to ensure that you do not fall off the wagon are as follows:
Set short and long-term goals
While we all carry a little extra Christmas weight that we aim to get rid of in January, it is important that you also consider long-term goals, mapping out some personal milestones that last past January. Where many will simply say ‘I want to lose weight’ or ‘I want to tone up’, crafting more specific plans such as ‘I aim to lose half a stone’ or, ‘lose two inches from my waist’, can keep you focused, allowing you to keep track of progressions and can make you excited to fulfil the next.
As they say, a bit of competition never hurt anyone! This is why buddying up in the gym is a great way to maintain efforts, pushing each other and mirroring each other’s motivation. This is incredibly impacting if you are a creature of habit that needs someone in their ear, giving you that extra push to reach the limits you know you can. Although your buddy does not have to reflect you physically, it is good to pick a gym partner that employs the same core vision and utilises the same equipment and techniques. This will allow you to track your progress and take inspiration from one another.
Make exercise part of your lifestyle
It may be an overused cliché in the health and fitness space, but ‘changing your lifestyle’ is more important than a quick-fix solution, enjoying healthier weight-loss and muscle growth. By viewing exercise as part of your lifestyle you will be less likely to skip the gym.
Think outside the box when building your regime
One of the most common reasons for people losing fitness momentum is boredom with their regime, with all workouts needing to be both fun and challenging in our opinion. At Simply Gym we will help you to put together a personal training programme, so that you can keep your workouts exciting and results-driven.
In addition to the personal plan, you can also spice up your workouts with our DJ nights on the first Monday of every month, as well as our variety of classes.
If you would like to find out more about what we offer, please contact us today and speak with a member of our team. Alternatively, join now through the website and make the first move in maintaining your January health buzz!