So it's a new year and you've committed to the goals you set forth from the previous year, or maybe you stopped going for some time and you need a little motivation on how to get your groove back. Well no worries. We've all been there and it's a brick wall of sorts trying to get back into the rhythm and finding your zone. Below we have suggested a few tips.
Creating A New Playlist
Music is the soundtrack to our gym routines and we can often get bored listening to the same songs we're familiar with. I often get inspired when I hear a motivational song from an ad or a music genre unfamiliar to me. Spotify is one of the best resources at curating playlists. There's a playlist for every type of work out including yoga and meditation. What I often find myself doing is selecting songs from different playlists or collecting songs from a specific genre of music pending my workout routine. For example, EDM is great for uptempo routines. In your free time make a music playlist that will not only motivate you to go to the gym, but will help you power through your routines.
One of the best parts of getting a new gym membership is going shopping for some new gear and who doesn't like shopping? There's something about getting new clothes that adds to the excitement of going to the gym. Whether it's a new pair of trainers, outfit, whatever suits you (pun intended), once you've purchased some gear, you've made a financial commitment towards training. You don't have to break the bank as well. Retailers like Old Navy, Walmart and Costco all have affordable options.
Find Your Partner
Heading out to the gym can often be intimidating and lonely. If you're a social butterfly, there's motivation to getting back into the rhythm with a friend. If you're a novice or experienced gym goer, partnering up leads to a healthier bond due to your love of fitness. If you can't find a friend who's not into the gym, join a class. Group workouts are one of the best ways to meet new people. When I started running, there was an entire community of people I befriended, just by adopting a new activity. Remember, you're not alone in your fitness journey!
Blog Post By: Jay Denson