The New Year is a classic time for people resolving to get fit... but as regular and observant gym users know, so many of these people will turn up to use exercise facilities to begin with before struggling to maintain their long-term commitment. That’s why you may be thankful for our tips for getting fit in the New Year, from finding a physical activity that excites you to hiring personal trainers.
If you are considering joining the gym, you’ll need to ensure that you can actually keep committed, turning up to exercise even when it’s cold and rainy outside. Only constant application will ensure that you meet your fitness goals. The good news, though, is that the gym can be the perfect place to develop that application.
There are many gyms presently offering seasonal deals to tempt in people like you, and it can be the perfect environment in which to make friends. You’ll find it easier to stay the course if you also reward yourself at certain intervals – for example, after every 20 full workouts.
You don’t need to join the gym to get some vital exercise underway. That’s because you only need to be just slightly resourceful to find yourself burning a decent number of calories in the comfort of your own home. Try lifting tins of baked beans for simple weight exercises, or running up and down the stairs to boost your heart rate. Chairs and sofas can even assist you in doing tricep dips and sit ups.
You are recommended to walk 10,000 steps a day, which sounds like a lot, but even a mere 10-minute brisk walk can use up 1,000 of those steps. That means that you could find yourself walking 4,000 steps a day simply by walking to and from work, twice a day. Further steps can be accumulated by walking around the house or garden, or even taking the stairs rather than the lift at your workplace.
A personal trainer can help you to focus on your goals of getting fit in the New Year. There are even courses that you can take if you would like to become an instructor yourself, which helps you to maintain your own fitness and interest in physical exercise, at the same time as assisting others to reach their desired fitness level.