Resolutions to get healthy are a dime a dozen. But if you bet money on how many of those plans were followed through, you might end up with a loss. However, that’s not to say that stating an intention to get fit is a bad idea – you just need to equip yourself with the right tools to really make it happen.
The great thing about the new year is that it’s a perfect motivator to get started. But after the initial burst of energy, there are a lot of pitfalls. If you’re bound and determined not to give up your resolution this year, consider these tips.
Work out smart.
One of the quickest ways to sideline yourself and lose sight of your goals is to get injured. Unfortunately, if you jump into a routine without any advice or research, it’s pretty easy to hurt yourself. You might use your body in the wrong way, over-do it, or choose exercises that aren’t right for your current fitness level – all of which could potentially leave you hurting for a very long time.
Don’t go it alone.
There are lots of benefits to having another person by your side as you take up a new fitness routine. That person might be a friend who helps keep you motivated to go work out (in exchange for some motivation from you), but better yet, it might be a personal trainer. To really make the most of your resolution to get fit, consulting with a professional personal trainer – who can help you establish a plan, pursue it and stay healthy throughout – could be a make-or-break element. Studio U’s one-on-one personal training can help you meet your unique goals.
Do what’s right for you.
There are always trends in exercise, as people find new workouts that prove to be effective. But not every workout is right for every person, and some people have unique motivations. If you want to get yourself in better shape to improve your golf game, you might want to look into how sports physical therapy can help you. Or, if you’re eager to try something new, explore options like pilates, aerialates or kickboxing – or consult with a personal trainer who can help you make educated decisions, based on your fitness level.