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4 Tips to Help you Start Your Fitness Journey

It's summertime, and like many people, you might be thinking of getting in shape. In fact, you probably wish you started months ago in preparation for beach weather. Exercise is good for your overall wellbeing, and looking healthy also helps you to feel good in your body.

All that being said, getting started can be a daunting task. So, where do you begin?

Luckily, we have 4 helpful tips to kick start your fitness journey:

1. Never Negotiate

This is HUGE. When you begin working out regularly you’ll notice how much time and energy that you can waste negotiating with yourself about exercising. Your brain will start coming up with excuses and reasons for why you really just don't need to exercise today. After all, you just exercised yesterday.

Make the decision to begin exercising and commit to specific days of the week to get in the habit of it. Whenever you start to have negative thoughts, remind yourself that you do not negotiate. Your personal trainer can help you create a fitness plan that establishes consistency in your routine, which will make a huge difference in your fitness journey.

2. Keep Moving Forward

Exercising has an enormous impact on your mental health. It's okay to take breaks and it's okay if you fall off the fitness wagon. This happens all the time and is one of the main reasons gym members look toward a personal trainer for guidance and motivation, otherwise, it can be easy to beat yourself up if you don’t stick to your plan.

Just remember to always keep moving forward. The truth is life becomes tough sometimes and exercise cannot always be a number one priority, and that is okay. The very best thing to do is to make a strategy with your personal trainer on how to proceed without thinking about the time lost. Don’t waste time being hard on yourself, it will only bring you down.

Again, working with a personal trainer can be super helpful when it comes to the struggles of moving forward. Personal trainers will keep your head in the game and keep you positive. Boutique gyms are even better for this because it fosters a close relationship with you and your personal trainer. Committing to a healthier lifestyle is a long-term goal and your personal trainer is there as your guide.

3. Make a Plan

Create a plan with your personal trainer so you know exactly what days and times you are going to work out and what kind of workout you're going to do. Personal training is the best way to ensure your body is getting the types of workouts that will best help you achieve your fitness goals. Personal trainers provide custom workouts to keep you accountable.

Every workout has a coach and each workout is highly customized. Your personal trainer will have everything planned out for you, which day you're doing arms, back, legs, etc. Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle, or improve your balance and flexibility, a personal trainer will tailor your fitness plan to meet those goals.

4. Invest

It's often hard to get motivated and adhere to a workout. Again, this is where having a personal trainer is helpful. Yes, it is an extra expense but there are so many benefits. Not only do personal trainers provide the knowledge to help you reach your goals, but they also are there to motivate and hold you accountable.

Set yourself up for success by not allowing yourself to have any excuses. Knowing you already paid for a personal trainer will aid you in finding the motivation to work out even when you don't feel like it. Health is such an important priority, one that it will be worth the monthly expenditures to make sure you keep on track with your fitness and healthy lifestyle goals.

Nothing is worth sacrificing your health for, so be clear on the reasons exercising is important to you. Getting started can be extremely difficult, so if you’re struggling to get inspired or find yourself making excuses, contact us, we can help. Our expert team of personal fitness trainers will provide you with a free consultation to access your goals and needs.

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