For many, working out is a lifestyle. It isn’t something you have to do, it is something you do for your overall well being, something you make time for no matter what because its what you enjoy. For others, it’s not like that. It’s the anxiety of not knowing what to do once you get to the gym. It’s not having time or energy or motivation to do it on your own. It’s starting and not sticking to it. It’s a struggle.
We get people at both ends of the spectrum who come to GET Fit, looking to, well, get fit! But we realize it’s not easy overcoming these obstacles and its certainly not easy doing it alone. Below are a few suggestions on how you can overcome those things holding you back from starting to make a change.
During the pandemic, we were home 24/7. For those of us who used time as an excuse for not being able to work out, did you workout during the pandemic? If yes, good for you! That’s a great start to building new habits and you should roll with it! If you didn’t work out during the pandemic though, time was never your burden to begin with.
You don’t need a lengthy amount of time to dedicate to making yourself healthier everyday or even a bunch of fancy equipment. Our classes are 45-min long with a serious workout thrown in there. We even offer 30-min training session for our athletes who don’t have a lot of time to spend at the gym but who MAKE time. Get in the habit of finding just 30 minutes a day for yourself to move. Go out for a walk, take a class, do an online video or even just lift some weights or use some other simple items around the house. But 30 minutes is plenty to get in a great workout.
This is a big one for many of us. It is hard to stay motivated to do something we haven’t done our whole lives. Motivating ourselves is a hard task, no matter who you are. Try recruiting a friend to join in on the journey with you. Find a workout buddy to set a routine with and hold each other accountable.
Try out a class with a friend, go for a daily walk with a parent or child or sign up for a personal training program with a co-worker. Having someone else to hold you accountable and to push will make all the difference in your success. Once you find what works for you and what feels like a good fit, build yourself a tribe of supporters around you. They will be all the motivation you ever need.
Starting to workout again isn’t hard. Sticking to it, however is a struggle. Relying on someone else to keep you committed will be key to your success. All of our programs at GET Fit involve full engagement with a coach at all times. This leads to the success of our clients far more than if they were to go to a globo gym and hop on the treadmill for a half hour at a slow pace. Having a coach or trainer to keep you committed to what you started and help remind you of WHY you started will lead to your progress and help you reach your goals again and again.
The real question is, “What do I do when I get to the gym”? Lucky for our clients, that’s why we are here. We tell them exactly what movements are best for their body type, abilities and reaching their goals. We take the guesswork out of it for them. Leave the guesswork to a professional. Getting a coach or trainer to help you along your journey will help you learn exactly what is best for your body.
Injury can easily happen when working out if proper form and precautions are not followed. Make sure to eliminate that possibility by relying on a professional to help you with form and functional movements that will best benefit you. It’s also common to hit a plateau when working out. Varying your workouts is key to seeing results. Our coaches keep our training programming constantly varied for our athlete’s benefit.