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In January, loads of us make those so called New Year Resolutions with a focus on health, fitness and weight loss. So, we sign up to a gym and start our fitness regime. But how many of us actually stay training after three months from when we initially signed up?
If you’re one of those people who started off with good intentions but has now lost the motivation to train, read on. The fitness teams at Vitality Health and Fitness, which now has two gyms in Neath and Port Talbot, have some advice to help you stick to your training programme and make keeping fit part of a healthy lifestyle rather than just a phase at the start of the New Year.
Motivation to Stay Training after Three Months
If you really do want to stay motivated to train and ensure fitness is part of your lifestyle, then it’s all down to discipline and setting achievable goals. There’s no point setting unachievable goals at the start of the year as this will also make you less inclined to train as you get no closer towards achieving those goals. The key is to stick with what works for you in terms of delivering results and you will stay dedicated and disciplined.
You also need to be sure that you are enjoying your work outs and that you are consistent in when you train and what you do. There’s no point spending an hour on the treadmill if you really don’t enjoy it. Introduce new exercises and routines to your training schedule, including classes mixed up with your gym sessions, this way your training will become a part of your life and not something you resent doing.
If you’re not sure where to start in terms of setting goals and developing a programme in line with those goals, then ask a fitness instructor or personal trainer to help you.
You should also be wary of following the latest fitness trends when you start to train. Most importantly you should set your own goals (and not copy those of the current You Tube fitness gurus).
It’s also worth having additional PT sessions from time to time. Just one refresher session ever few months will give you a motivation boost, teach you ways to mix up your workout and ensure your technique is correct.
Don’t Stop Training
Even though you set your New Year’s resolutions during January, don’t make the cold, dark mornings or evenings become an excuse to stop training. One of the most common reasons that people become demotivated is because they stop exercising by breaking their normal routine.
The most effective way to keep on going is plan and commit to your workouts; taking time off from your workouts can ruin all those weeks of hard work. This doesn’t mean that you can’t skip an occasional training session if you’re ill or you have family or work commitments. It’s not about beating yourself up if you don’t make it to the gym one day, just try to make sure you go to the majority of the days you have scheduled in your diary.
You need to be realistic too. It’s pointless starting to go to the gym seven days a week as this level of commitment simply isn’t sustainable. Aim for three to four good sessions a week and in these sessions include one which isn’t focussed on intense cardio such as Pilates or Yoga or example. This approach will only help to keep you motivated but, importantly, will also enable your body to recover in between sessions.
Get a workout buddy
Training with a friend or family member will not only make your training sessions more enjoyable but will also mean that you are making a commitment to your gym buddy as well as to yourself … and you won’t want to let them down.
It’s helpful if the person you train with is at a similar level to you, even if you have different goals, as this healthy competition will encourage you both to train well rather than one of you becoming demotivated.
Vitality Health & Fitness
Joining one of the Vitality Health & Fitness gyms in Neath and Port Talbot will help you stay motivated and achieve your goals. With the option of dual membership at each site (so you can train near to work or home, whichever you prefer), these local fitness centres also offer a range of classes throughout the week as well as the opportunity to develop fitness programmes and book in for additional PT sessions.
To book a free trial at one of the Vitality Gyms, call us on the numbers below:
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