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Tops Fitness Motivation Tips

Are you struggling to stay motivated with your training regime?


With the changing of season, it's not uncommon for procrastination or complete avoidance to set in.


Here's some tips to help you get started and/keep going:


πŸ’ͺ Make it fun.

Encorporating the exercises you like doing with some of exercises you need will keep you happy. You're more likely to keep going if you enjoy working out!

πŸ’ͺ Mix it up.


Try different work outs to increase various aspects of fitness and strengthen different muscle groups to prevent boredom.


πŸ’ͺBe consistent.

In order to progress (for example, plank for longer or run faster or further), you must practice regularly. Lack of progress, especially if you're set on smashing your goals, is another reason you're likely to give up training altogether.


πŸ’ͺ Accountability

Train with a friend or tell somebody that you can trust your fitness goals. You're less likely to slack when it's not just you expecting to see change and good results.


πŸ’ͺSense of community

Joining a group class or going for a swim/walk/run/to a class with a loved one can increase motivation by providing a sense of belonging and it keeps things fun. If you give up, the perseverance or willingness of others for you to tag along can motivate you to get keep going or get back into it.


πŸ’ͺKeep things simple

If you can't make your fitness class in person don't, can you do one online? If don't have 45mins to train, just do 15mins, or even 10. Anything is better than nothing and studies show that quality is better than quantity, especially for certain types of exercise (e.g. HIIT).

You do not need to train for an hour daily, 6 days a week to get good results. Even 3 sessions a week that are 30mins can be more effective. It's all about HOW you train. Hiring experts in fitness can help with this. Just saying...😜


πŸ’ͺ Get outdoors

Many people find gyms boring (I prefer classes to using machines). Exercising in nature has been proven by studies to be more enjoyable and better for your mental health.


πŸ’ͺ Make SMART goals/track progress

Keeping track of progress gives you an incentive to keep going because you become your own competition, wanting to crush that PB (personal best), that time frame for your 10k run etc.

Coaches work with their clients and create SMART goals, namely goals that are:

- Specific. E.g. If you want to be able to cycle further, how many km?

- Measurable. Can you measure your progress