Make the Change This Spring!
It can be a good time to make a positive change and to implement a new fitness programme or new diet. Motivation is high in spring, making it an ideal time to sign up to a new gym of take that class you’ve been thinking about for a white but haven’t managed to get round to yet.
What Is Stopping You Getting Fit?
Here, I collected to some of key questions regarding how to go about making changes and starting your journey towards becoming a healthy, happy new you this year.
I haven’t exercised in a while but I really want to get fit. How do I approach the new year and what sort of goals should I be setting myself?
First of all, well done for taking that first step by making your intention to get fit. Start by setting yourself short-term goals that are both measurable and achievable. For example, if your goal is to increase your upper body strength, a short term goal could be to work your way up to ten push-ups in a month. Your goals need to be really specific, as fitness is so broad. Do you want to have better cardiovascular fitness? Do you want to get stronger? Do you want to become more flexible? Once you have decided, you can work from there.
Is it better to do group classes of get a personal trainer?
You can get fitter by doing either! It depends if you prefer being in a group setting – group classes are also a great way to get social and meet likeminded people – or if you would prefer being one-on-one with a personal trainer. Obviously, it you have very specific goals, a personal trainer may be a better idea as they can tailor a programme specifically to you and give you their total attention. In a group class, the instructor is there to motivate you, but they have to divide their attention between everybody, so the programme they deliver won’t be specifically tailored to
What is your top tip for staying motivated when embarking on a new fitness regime?
My top tip for staying motivated with your fitness regime is to choose something you enjoy! If you don’t enjoy it, you won’t stick to it. Try out different things and see what you enjoy the most. Obviously, it also depends on your goals – if you want to get stronger, but you don’t like strength training, you need to knuckle down and accept the fact that you need to strength train. In that case, my top tip would be to set yourself small goals which are easily achievable, so you have something to look forward to achieving. Seeing the change can really make a difference to staying motivated.