In light of New Year resolutions that have you signing up for a gym class, kick-boxing or whatever your choice of workout, we gather some fitness tips from trainers that might help you stick with the program. Enrolling is the easy part, showing up day after day is where it gets tough.
Here’s what the experts have to say:
The Perfect Match
“You need to find exercises with some sort of strategy behind them; a strategy for how you want your body to look and perform. Even if the CrossFit class down the street works with your schedule, you shouldn’t be taking that class if you don’t want a CrossFit body”, said Tracy Anderson in an interview with People magazine.
The celebrity trainer stresses on the fact that diet and exercise go hand in hand, and one is nothing without the other. She also recommends hooking up to a fun music playlist when working out, and exercising five days a week.
Make It Stick
Manhattan-based personal trainer Elite-Ilit Ziegelman says that exercising should be more of a lifestyle than a temporary way fix. “We have a tendency to use getting into shape—or the ideology of it—based on a calendar incentive, rather than a general way of living. Everything we do for our bodies now, will determine how well we age eventually.”
Diet & Exercise
Fitness trainer and movement specialist Adam Von Rothfelder of Drench Fitness in Milwaukee, recommends staying away from packaged foods at all costs.
He also suggests reaching out to people who have similar goals. “Whether it’s a personal trainer, a group fitness class, or a workout buddy—they will all hold you accountable and make you feel like you’re a part of something bigger,” said Adam, in an interview with Fox6Now.com.
Geared with these little pieces of wisdom, you can make 2015 the year for a healthier, fitter you.
Trainers, nutritionists and family are all support systems you should fall back on, when you find yourself struggling to stay in line.