Tips to become motivated and to keep exercising in winter.
Sticking to regular exercise can be a challenge. The results though can be fantastic.
Here are four quick ideas to help you:
Find a friend who shares your goals or get to know a trainer or instructor who will encourage you to work that little bit harder, who will make sure you get out of bed and who will help you plan, and stick with, your exercise schedule.
This is a big one! Most people who exercise regularly (the people with the great bodies) have a clear schedule and exercise every day. Most of these will attend regular classes or sessions. Find a class you like and make a commitment to go every week, find two classes you like and make a commitment to go every week, find three classes… you get the idea.
As an aside, in our experience, early mornings are the best times. Less distraction and less chance of having someone else change your mind.
To make exercise really worth it setting realistic goals with realistic milestones can really help with motivation. The goal doesn’t necessarily need to be an organised event or race it could be a target weight, it could be a dress size… the key is to set it and keep it front of mind. As your exercise classes continue the progress toward your goal can be a huge factor in keeping you motivated.
Spice it Up
To stay motivated change can really help. Doing an exercise class that continually adds new challenges or simply mixes up the formats can be a big help. You might also find that some types of exercise are really fun and don’t seem like exercise at all. We’ve designed the Barre Attack classes such that participants get a great workout but also get a feel for a few Ballet steps, we’ve also ensured that there is a large repertoire so instructors can really mix it up.
So don’t sit on the sidelines, get moving. Start small, keep motivated, and enjoy a lifetime of great reaults.