FITNESS

Can’t Find Your Fitness Motivation? Here Are 5 Easy Mindhacks

  • 1. Try A New Class
    1 / 5 1. Try A New Class

    Being back to the gym also means back to school time, so why not take the opportunity to learn something new for yourself by signing up for a new class? Not only will a new sport or workout give your fitness regime a shake up, it could also teach you some new skills and help you make some new friends in the process of doing so. For instance, If you’re always running, why not try a Body Pump class for some resistance training?

    Already a regular at resistance training? Stretch it out with some yoga – the poses will test your limits.

    The possibilities are endless!

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  • 2. Update Your Workout Wardrobe
    2 / 5 2. Update Your Workout Wardrobe

    Sportswear companies launch their new collections almost every quarter, and the market is full of different companies vying for your monies. This reason may be aesthetically-related, but if you’re struggling to get back to the gym, buying some new sportswear to show off might help. A pair of new compression tights would be more comfortable to work out in, as compared to a ratty old university tee.

    Related: Are Compression Suits Worth It?

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  • 3. Find A Friend
    3 / 5 3. Find A Friend

    Working out alone can get boring sometimes, so finding a workout buddy is one way to keep going with your fitness schedule, as making plans to work out together will make it harder for either one of you to cancel and make you both more accountable. Exercising with a friend or partner can also help you both stay motivated by congratulating each other on a workout well done and any goals reached. You could also make exercise more of a fun, social event by organizing to grab a post-workout brunch or smoothie together.

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  • 4. Keep Track Of Your Progress
    4 / 5 4. Keep Track Of Your Progress

    Even if you’re not working towards a specific fitness goal, keeping track of your workouts will show you how far you have progressed since day 1 and help to keep you going. Investing in a fitness tracker as part of your back to the gym kit is something like updating your stationery for school or your work attire, and be sure that you’re wearing it daily to track all your activities as well as other important factors such as sleep. 

    Related: Fitness Trackers: Do Their Heart Rate Monitors Really Work?

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  • 5. Set A New Goal
    5 / 5 5. Set A New Goal

    Going back to the gym after a break might make you feel that you’re back to square one. Setting a new goal now that you’re back is one way to get yourself more motivated to start again, and to push yourself further than before. Try signing up for a marathon and set yourself a new amount of steps to walk each week, or increase your workouts from 3 per week to 4. It doesn’t have to be too far or too much to start with, as long as it is something that is both a challenge and also fun for you. Once you’ve achieved this goal, you can push yourself even further with another!

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