When you think of new beginnings, you might envision the start
of a new year.
However, with outdoor summer activities just around the corner, spring is the perfect time to kickstart your fitness and work towards a healthier, happier version of yourself.
Spring is a time of growth and reawakening. Maybe you started off 2019 with strong intentions that slowly faded or perhaps you’re still going strong. This is your time to re-assess any previous health challenges and renew your focus towards building a more capable version of yourself.
Take action: Define which aspect of your fitness routine is not working for you. Is it an unrealistic schedule, lack of accountability, or unclear goals? Take time to brainstorm what might help you resolve these challenges or reach out to a PRO Personal Trainer to help you work through your conundrum.
Have you had your complimentary InBody composition analysis yet? This assessment can be a critical tool to help you evaluate where you currently are in your health and fitness. You’ll receive a baseline measurement, gain detailed insights into the percentage of muscle and fat in different parts of your body and much more. You can sign up at the Concierge Desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oftentimes, a lack of accountability is your greatest weakness when it comes to your fitness. It is much easier to find a reason to avoid something rather than a reason to do it, especially if it feels uncomfortable at first.
Take action: Find a way to create a level of accountability for yourself this season. It could be in the form of hiring a personal trainer, introducing yourself to your group fitness instructor, or enlisting the help of friends to motivate you to get to the gym.
Set Appropriate Goals
Getting back into a healthy lifestyle can be exhilarating – after all, you’re ready for a positive health change. However, avoid being overzealous with goal setting or it could backfire. Instead, set a SMART goal for yourself – a goal that’s Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely.
Take action: People are most successful when they set small goals for themselves that they can easily measure. You’ll be more apt to stick to your major goals if you feel successful in the weeks and months it takes to get there.
Make it FUN
If you truly want to make a change in your lifestyle, find a way to make yourself want it even in the toughest moments. Extrinsic motivation comes from doing something in order to earn a reward or avoid a punishment. On the other hand, intrinsic motivation comes from doing something that’s personally satisfying. Doing the activity itself is the reward. What’s your intrinsic motivation?
Take action: Choose exercises or an atmosphere that you find fun and fulfilling. This will help make exercise feel like a positive experience that you look forward to. Like many others, you can find your intrinsic motivation by joining a group fitness class you’ve been curious about, or seeking the help of a PRO Personal Trainer to create an engaging and varied exercise routine.
Written by PRO Sports Club