Hey 5 WAYFIT family - Had a fun summer?! We hope so!
Now the next question...
Now that we are back from our summer festivities and settling into fall, are you feeling a bit under-motivated to get back into your workout routine as we head into autumn? Whether it be from summer travels or just having had other things to focus on, jumping off the regular workout train is totally normal! - And trust me its OK! We got you and we support you!
Here are four ways that you can help yourself get re-motivated to get back into that solid fitness routine that you know makes you feel GREAT!
#1 Enlist a friend!
Workout buddies are so important and they are just FUN to have. Having a friend who loves to sweat and feel great is an awesome motivator and you can help keep each other accountable. We are offering "workout buddy discounts" this session too! Ask any of our trainers about it and how to save on THIS 6-week session!
#2 Buy a new workout outfit (seriously!)
Having the right workout gear that fits perfectly and also makes you feel great when wearing is important to a regular workout routine. Getting new workout clothes is a fun way to motivate and uplift yourself and creates positive feedback loops in your brain. Feeling great in your workout gear is is a must and looking good in it is fun too :)
#3 Set a goal and then reward yourself for reaching it
Start with small goals and each time you reach one, reward yourself somehow, whether it's with a self love day (like getting a massage or taking a day away from all technology) or going out for a great meal. (#2 can also be used as a reward of course!) This technique works because the brain makes the connection to the external reward that the behavior is worthwhile.
#4 Track your workouts with an app or create a handwritten log
This helps you actually see your progress and hold you accountable to daily and weekly goals. You can do something simple like start a Facebook group, or look into any of the many apps available that allow you to log your workouts and the various components you want to focus on like calories burned or heart-rate tracking, etc. Social platforms are great because the community aspect is motivating and also offers a bit of friendly competition!
Most importantly - have FUN with your fitness routine! 5 WAYFIT keep it fun always with the variety, tons of class options to fit your schedule and great trainers who are there for you every day. See you soon in class!