Andrea Morris, Director of Group Fitness
6 Ways to Stay on Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions
- Find something you enjoy.
Whether it’s cycling, dancing, weight training, getting a great cardio and strength workout with equipment, punching and kicking, core work, a sweaty flow, or a nice stretch, we have something for you on the complimentary group fitness schedule.
- Schedule your workouts.
Make an appointment with yourself. Even better, make an appointment with a friend to attend a class. You’re much more likely to make time for your workout if it’s scheduled and if another person can help keep you accountable.
- Set reasonable goals.
Instead of trying to achieve everything all at once, focus on doing a little better with each and every workout. And stay consistent with your workouts.
- Add variety.
A little variety goes a long way in creating some new motivation and excitement. If you’ve only ever done the treadmill, try some other type of cardio or weights or yoga.
- Connect with others.
If you currently work out solo, try to recruit a friend. Meet others who enjoy the same workouts that you do in a group fitness class. A great partner can push you to work harder and truly challenge yourself, and social support can help you be more consistent with working out.
- Stop trying to be perfect.
Trying to do things perfectly all the time is exhausting. Relax and enjoy the workout for what it is. To pay attention to the muscles working during each exercise. To be proud of what your body is capable of doing. It’s a tough challenge to focus on what your body can do instead of obsessing over how it looks. Relax and have some fun with your workouts.