Trimming down and toning up are some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Most people could benefit from replacing a few bad habits with some good ones, and many see the new year as a fresh start. While the thought of having a clean slate can be motivating, sticking to a new routine is incredibly hard. For example, it’s not uncommon to join a gym around Christmas and to stop going by Valentine’s Day. By following a few simple tips, though, you can finally achieve your fitness-related resolutions—and live your best life for years to come.
3 Tips for Actually Keeping Your Fitness Resolutions This Year
1. Set Specific Goals & Deadlines
Instead of resolving to lose weight, determine exactly how many pounds you want to shed, and give yourself a deadline for doing so; the more specific the goal, the better. Setting a clear goal with quantifiable milestones will also make it easier to track your progress—and progress is often the biggest motivator of all.
2. Prioritize Working Out
There are countless benefits of exercising daily, from having more energy to reducing the risk of certain cancers. For some reason, though, people often prioritize other activities—including watching TV for hours, which could end up hurting their health. If you start prioritizing exercise and include going to the gym in your daily routine, reaching your fitness goals will become inevitable.
3. Try Everything Once
If you use the same cardio machines during every gym session, boredom is eventually going to beat out motivation. To maintain momentum—and prevent an overuse injury—mix up workouts on a regular basis. Start by trying every fitness class your gym offers at least once. You might be surprised which workouts you end up loving but never even considered trying.
If getting a gym membership is on your list of resolutions this year, check out Absolute Power Fitness in Williamsburg. This Brooklyn, NY, fitness center is proud of their old-school vibe, which means when you join their gym, you’re joining a community. And while they offer all the amenities of the most popular fitness chains, including yoga and Zumba classes, personal trainers on staff, cardio machines, and weight-lifting equipment, they have fostered a much warmer environment than the massive, impersonal facilities. To learn more about this facility, reach out on their website or call (718) 387-4711.