It’s the New Year, and millions of us have made the resolution to go back to the gym. But it’s so hard! The temptation to slack and just stay home is almost insurmountable. How can you go to the gym if you’re busy, or tired, or just plain unmotivated? Here are 7 ways to get back to the gym.
1. Find your inspiration
Unless you have the right reasons for going back to the gym, and reasonable goals, it’s going to be very difficult to get, and stay, motivated. Do you want to look better in your jeans, be able to keep up with your kids, have a healthy heart? Those are all obtainable, realistic goals, and they’ll all inspire you to go… and to keep going!
2. Hire a trainer
A personal trainer has a vested interest in making sure you get into the gym, regardless of how many weeks past New Year’s it is. They want you to succeed, and will do everything they can, everything their training has taught them, to make sure you have the tools you need to get you back in the gym.
3. Find a class
This is one of the easiest ways to pique your interest in the gym again — find, and take, one of their classes that you think might be interesting or fun! Gym managers know that the trick isn’t getting people interested, it’s in getting them to stay, so they’re offering lots of fun classes this time of year. Take one, and keep going!