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04 Nov

Get the best out of your investment, if you’re not seeing results in the past 1-2 months – it’s time to rethink your plan of attack.
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04 Nov

So proud of my client @_raquelorozco – she’s lost 11lbs and started her transformation. The pic above is 4 weeks of my fitness + nutrition combo that works for any lifestyle. Can’t wait to see more results – keep up the great work!

03 Mar

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19 Jan

Fitness Motivation

1. Put the results you want to achieve in writing.

Having fitness motiation #goals is great, but writing them down is even better—especially if you put the paper you jotted them down on somewhere you’ll look often. That helps remind you why you’re going to the gym, which is so, so key for staying motivated, says Todd Coburn, a natural healer and a certified personal trainer. So if you want to finally master a handstand, shed some pounds, or build your strength, Winslow recommends writing that on a piece of paper and pinning it somewhere you’ll see it in the office. (You can always put it in a drawer you’ll open all the time if you don’t want it out on display.)

2. Make gym dates—with yourself.

Plotting out your workouts ahead of time will make you way less likely to skip them. At the start of each week, decide which days you’ll be hitting the gym, and plan out a routine for each one, suggests certified personal trainer Todd Coburn. At the end of each workout, she says to look back at that plan and check off everything you accomplished. It’ll feel amazing and help you keep the momentum going.

3. …And set reminders.

Once you’ve got your schedule in place, create calendar reminders, says Todd Coburn, elite personal trainer at Self Made Training Facility Mission Bay. That little signal serves as a very obvious reminder of your workout goals and can keep you from backing out because you were so busy that you “forgot.”

4. Eat breakfast.

Setting yourself up for workout success starts within an hour of waking up. Having a smart a.m. meal will help your body stay energized throughout the day and ready for a workout. Nosh on a solid breakfast with protein, a fruit or veggie, and a complex carbohydrate (like whole grain toast).

5. Pack a snack.

Make sure you’ve got a pre-exercise snack to eat about 45 minutes before you hit the road. It’s just the right amount of time for your body to digest most of this snack and use it as energy during your workout, says Todd Coburn. When you chow down on a small, easily digestible snack that consists of mostly carbs and a little protein, like an apple with peanut butter, you’re going to have more energy to work harder at the gym, says Todd.

6. Change into your exercise gear before you leave.

When you switch clothes before you leave work, you’re giving yourself a visual reminder that you’re committed to working out. It also helps you hold yourself accountable. After you’ve changed into your gym clothes, you’ll feel way worse about backing out, says Todd Coburn

7. Leave everything else at work.

If your gym has a location near where you work, change into workout gear, then hit the gym with only what you need to sweat. Shear says this eliminates the temptation to pass up your workout on your journey home because you’ll have to go back to work anyway to get your stuff. If your gym isn’t close to work, try going for a jog or do some interval training outside if you can.

8. Use the buddy system.

Instead of making plans to meet up with a friend over cocktails, schedule a fitness class to catch up. Although you’re probably not going to be chatting it up during a tough boot camp class or treadmill interval workout, the fact that you’re meeting a friend there will make you less likely to back out, says Todd. Then you can grab dinner and drinks after the workout.

9. Remind yourself exercise helps your mind, too.

“Exercise not only calms the mind, but it enhances brain function and encourages innovation,” Todd says. So if you’ve got a big project coming up, need to be extra-focused for something at work, or are trying to get through a particularly hectic week, use that as extra reason to exercise and put yourself in the best head space possible. “Get that workout in and gain a mental edge,” she says.

10. Do what you love.

Yeah, workouts can be challenging, but if you’re forcing yourself to take a class you dread every week—or do a leg-day routine that you get no enjoyment out of—then it’s no wonder that you’re inclined to pass up the gym. Instead, Todd suggests prioritizing workouts you’ll look forward to in your weekly schedule, whether that be lifting or moves that are all about your core— whatever you love focusing on at the gym. That way, you’ll stay motivated and gym-going will become a habit.

11. Share your progress.

Talking up your gym gains is a great way to hold yourself accountable, says Todd. By posting on social media or telling a workout buddy what you’ve been up to at the gym, you’ll automatically feel more motivated to keep up the habit. Because, hey, you never know when someone will ask you how your fitness goals are going.

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1. Have a gym induction.

This is a fantastic place to start. A gym instructor or personal trainer will be on board to help design a program that will target the areas you want to improve. Once you have a set plan, you can then measure your progress each week.

2. Get a gym buddy to motivate you.

Not only is there a social aspect to having someone by your side but another benefit is the added gym motivation to go again. Another option here is group training – check out our post on why you should take up group training.

3. Reward yourself.

Putting in all this extra effort in the gym doesn’t mean you can’t reward yourself for going. A low fat treat is sometimes what you need, whether it is a small bar of chocolate (or a TREK Bar!), a marathon of your favorite TV show. If you’ve earned it, don’t feel guilty about doing it! It’s all about having a balance.

4. Make gym fitness motivation fun.

The thought of doing endless stomach crunches and lifts can be uninspiring and tedious so you need to make it fun. Most gyms offer a range of classes which can vary from yoga to spinning, boxing to street dance. Give it a go and inject a bit of fun into your workout!

5. Take before and after photos.

This may sound strange but it is a fantastic way to keep track of your progress. In a private place, take a ‘before’ photo of yourself and then every month take another in the same pose. There’s nothing better than physically seeing the change in your body.

6. Make the time to get your fitness motivation.

Many people swerve the gym and blame it on lack of time or their work load. A handy tip is to look at your diary and find a set time where you will be able to go each day. First thing in the morning is a great start to the day and if you don’t have time to go at lunch perhaps go after work instead. It’s all about fitting your work out around your daily routine.

For some further tips on this check out our article healthy eating and exercise for busy lifestyles.

7. Set a goal.

What is your reason in starting the gym again? Have you got a holiday planned and want to get in shape? Or an occasion on the horizon? Whatever the reason, the answer is the same. Make small goals. You are more likely to achieve them and it makes it a lot easier to reach your overall goal. The results will then speak for themselves!

With these simple motivational tips, you will be well on your way of achieving your fitness goal and becoming a regular once more at the gym. Just remember to take small steps each day, don’t run before you can walk, literally. If you have this strategy in mind, you can’t fail. Good luck – Fitness Motivation