The winter can have a negative effect on our exercise schedules. The cold dark nights and mornings put a downer on our energy levels and it becomes too easy to stay inside where it's warm and cosy. We put off working out so much that it becomes the norm.
All that inactivity during the winter usually means we put on a few extra pounds which makes it harder to get back into the swing of things but there are a few ways to help get you motivated towards working out again.
1. Find a friend to work out with
Having an exercise buddy helps you stay motivated during your workouts. You are also less likely to skip any sessions as you won't want to let each other down by not turning up.
2. Try a new class or workout programme
Starting a new class or workout programme keeps you from getting stuck in a rut and just going through the motions. Get out of your comfort zone and test yourself with new exercises. You can get great results by keeping your body guessing.
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3. Get outdoors
Now the summer is coming the weather is more welcoming for outdoor exercise. Get off the treadmill and run around the park. Join a bootcamp or take up a new sport. Or just enjoy a good long family walk or bike ride on the weekends.
4. Early morning classes
Now the mornings are brighter there’s more encouragement to throw back the duvet and get out there for a workout. Exercise in the morning and the hardest part of your day is complete while others are still hitting the snooze button. You'll feel great for the rest of the day.
5. Hire a personal trainer
There is no better way to improve your fitness than by getting an expert to help you out. A personal trainer will ensure you get the most from your workouts, keep you motivated, and hold you accountable.
Please share this post with anyone you think may find it useful and if you need any other help or advice with regards to getting back into a regular fitness routine then please get in touch. I would love to help.
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