How to Make Working Out Work for You
When you’re ready to embark on a fitness journey, for some—getting to the gym isn’t enough to maintain consistency. If that’s the case, we’ve got some helpful ideas on how to stay engaged, stick to your plan and feel empowered by your progress.
Invest in a Wearable Device
MyZone is a heart rate monitor that gives you live feedback on your output during your workout in or outside the club. It’s a great tool for anyone who wants accurate workout analytics alongside a gamified experience. MyZone devices monitor your heart rate, calories burned, and time spent exercising that convert into MyZone Effort Points (MEPs), with a focus on rewarding effort rather than fitness.
Utilize Body Scan Technology
The future is here with bio-scanning, thanks to the Evolt 360 Body Composition Analyzer. It’s a quick, non-invasive scan that not only delivers your body composition but provides other valuable data like your visceral fat, hydration level and fitness score. The Evolt Active app allows you to track progress anytime, anywhere—and shows you real-time results with analytical comparisons between scans. You can customize your data, too, by completing the macros profile and including your goals.
Challenge Your Friends
People underestimate the power of community when it comes to reaching their goals. One way is to engage in small and attainable challenges with your friends. Amanda Mays, from Pineapple Yoga, has great ideas on how to engage friends and make working out social and, more importantly, fun!
Take Inventory on Your Progress
Improvements in strength and endurance will be among the first things you experience when you start a fitness program. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, most sedentary people, who become active three times per week will notice improvements within 1-4 weeks. Energy levels will almost immediately increase. Your body adapts more quickly than you might think, so you’ll have more energy throughout the day and enjoy more restful sleep.
Measuring progress is important and a great way to do it is by tracking improvements you make in a set workout regimen (think timed sequences of exercise). Try these five exercises and don’t forget to track your progress!
Join a Group or Team
People are flocking to team workouts around the world, and with good reason! Team workouts offer an opportunity to experience a positive, memorable and purposeful workout that inspires meaningful transformations both physically and mentally. One of the primary reasons people are drawn to team workouts is the expert guidance they receive from Certified Personal Trainers. An exceptional CPT is proficient in the art of creating enjoyable movement experiences that keep participants committed to their health and wellness journeys. They will help you explore movement in a new way while utilizing the group to keep your workouts energized.
Team workouts are the perfect opportunity to add variety into your workout routine, while also ensuring a well-rounded approach to exercise. Do you dread the idea of running on a treadmill to get your cardio in? Try attending a HIIT (high intensity interval training) class to improve endurance while burning just as many, if not more, calories. Feeling uninspired to focus on your flexibility? A yoga class can help improve your range of motion and enhance your movement quality.
Try New Things
Whether it’s a new gadget to keep you engaged or a group workout class to help you build community, there’s always an opportunity to try something new and make healthy happen. If you’re interested in learning more about training opportunities, check out our services!