A new year is a perfect time to access what’s happened over the past twelve months and have a fresh start. However, once you’ve taken all those fairy lights down; it can sometimes be a challenge to find your January motivation, especially when it comes to exercise (the British weather at the beginning of the year never helps). Therefore, it’s worth thinking about you can make fitness and a new routine, something fun. Fun stuff will always keep you motivated, and your momentum will increase week by week, building up your stamina, health, and wellbeing. If you can discover ways to enjoy exercising and fitness, you’ll be well on the road to a healthier and happier new you, and your new habits will last for the years ahead.
There will always be backup excuses in your mind as to why you need to skip or miss out on exercising during a day or week. However, if you push through the first few challenges; you’ll be able to continue getting into shape and feeling great on the inside. There’s no time like the present to think about how you can make your fitness regime a fun one, so get out your notebook and pen, and start writing a list of the things you might like to do. Don’t be fearful of trying more than one thing; some things are more suited to some than others, and you might surprise yourself at how much you enjoy and activity you’ve never done before. The following are some ideas, inspiration, and tips, for those who want to get back into the swing of a healthy lifestyle and enjoy a fit and active year ahead.
One To One Help
The gym is a place where you’ll have a plethora of potential workout and exercise options. The new year is always a time when gym memberships are going for affordable prices, and it could be just what you need to begin your fitness journey. You’ll never know if you’re a gym bunny unless you visit one and try it out. For those nervous to turn up and start using equipment and weights that they have no experience with; pay a little extra at the beginning for some one-on-one sessions so that you can get into the swing of what works for you. A fitness expert and personal trainer will be able to advise you on how you can achieve the results you want through exercise, suggest any natural supplements they feel will benefit your progress, and help you to get in a routine that suits family life. Time in the gym will be a chance to exercise and escape the duties of parenthood for an hour or so; you’ll return energised and refreshed and able to take on the challenges of kids, and a work-life balance.
You might be nervous to start any sort of exercise that you’re not used to, whether that’s pilates, running, or weight training. Therefore, investing in the help to teach you how to do something, and encourage you to progress and do more, will ensure that you’re more likely to stick to your new-found passion. Before long, you can start exercising and training alone and will have the confidence and skills to head to any gym session or fitness class without the support of someone else, making them a great investment for the new year. You can build a rapport with your trainer, making your sessions fun and motivational, so start looking at what and who is available to help you today.
A New Class Of Friends
Whether it’s at the gym (that you’re now so accustomed to) or in your local community centre; fitness and exercise classes are the perfect, fun way to start enjoying getting active. A class full of people all learning together is a great way to meet new friends, and you’ll be able to encourage each other and push one another forward. It might be something like Zumba or keep fit that spurs you on; dancing to music is the ideal way to release those endorphins and let loose after a busy week. Picking up the skills in a dance and exercise class will allow you to do your own sessions at home in between going to see your classmates and teacher. You can meet up with fellow members of the sessions and enjoy your yoga, tai chi, or pilates together; make it social so that it’s always a fun activity and you’ll never get bored.
If you’d rather blow away the cobwebs and get outside more; a running group is a great way to exercise with company, and you can all work together to get faster and build up your stamina. Jogging, hiking, and running groups are another way to ensure that you can continue the sessions outside of the set days and times so that you can increase the amount you do. Ringing up a friend or running partner to utilise your local park together can end up in a well-deserved coffee and a catch up afterwards. Have a look online, or in your local paper to see what’s happening in and around your area. You can contact a group through email or social media, and begin talking to members before you meet up for your first session, which will help alleviate any nerves. Remember that you’re all there for the same or similar reasons; to have fun, improve your skills, and get fit, so enjoy yourself!
Make sure that you give everything you try a chance; sometimes things can get off to a difficult and challenging start as your body and lifestyle won’t be used to it. However, once you’ve broken through the barrier and lept over that first hurdle; you’ll be amazed at the difference your new fitness and activities have made in your life. You’ll gain confidence, motivation, much-needed time to yourself and with other people, and you’ll be able to have fun during each step along the way. Make 2018 a fun-filled year, and you’ll be a happier and healthier new you in no time!