Getting to the gym can be half the battle. Finding the time, prioritizing your wellness above other important life matters and the sheer lack of desire for physical activity at times can be major challenges (and let’s face it, excuses) that prevent us from taking the highly necessary “us” time that we need.
Finding motivation is one of the key ways to get yourself to the gym and so we’ve put together some tips on how to stick with it and get your mindset to a place that will not only help you get to the gym, but hopefully keep you coming back.
Struggling to get yourself to the gym? Don’t feel guilty. Make a plan. Once you get back into the swing of going to the gym, it is essential to make a workout plan you can stick to. Having a goal to work toward, such as weight loss, building muscle, or a combination of both can help you focus your efforts on achieving that goal, giving you a reason to head to the gym.
Accountability is a significant part of staying motivated, so consider finding a friend to go to the gym with. Friends can make working out more fun and can serve as your inspiration as you watch them move forward and make progress. Having a partner who is relying on you to make it to the gym will help to motivate you and hold you accountable.
You may also want to consider participating in one of our group workout classes that offer something for every age and fitness level, where you can gain inspiration and support.
With one of our certified personal trainers, you can be paired with someone who can help you design a program that is based on your specific goals. Providing the EXOS experience, our wellness and gym trainers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines. They know how to make your workouts safe, FUN and effective! On a very basic level, they can also teach you how to use the equipment.
When working toward your fitness goals, you may think there is no room for taking a day off, but your body will need rest. Taking the time to recover can help you get the rest you need to take on your next workout. If you exhaust yourself, you won’t have the energy to keep up with your workout routine.
At Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center, we are dedicated to upgrading lives and helping our members take control of their personal health and performance. With a state-of-the-art fitness center, Washington residents and those in the surrounding areas can take advantage of a variety of useful tools to help them meet their health and wellness goals. Contact us today to learn more!