By the time the calendar reaches February many people will feel like they have fallen off the New Year’s Resolutions plans. Often New Year’s resolutions are made on a whim, when we have reached our tolerance limit after the excess of Christmas. Once the festivities have calmed, our bodies need time to recover from the blood sugar dips and tiredness which can leave us feeling anxious, moody and down. Fitness & health goals should be something you can start any time of the year and by setting clear realistic health & fitness goals, you are more likely to stick with them throughout the year. The team in Gym Plus can help you put a “Spring in your Step” with some practical tips to keep motivated year round.
SET SPECIFIC & REALISTIC GOALS
Research has shown that those who make specific commitments for the year ahead are more likely to be successful in actually implementing them. Shortlist the health & fitness resolutions that are most important to you each month. If your goal is to lose weight and exercise more in 2020 your list for February might include:
- Start your health kick with a 20-minute walk three times every week throughout February
- Put a Spring in your Step with Gym Plus’ new cardio Stair Master equipment available in all 8 clubs
- Download a health and fitness app and start tracking calorie intake and exercise
- Aim to drink 8 glasses of water a day
- Limit high sugar snacks to twice a week
- Include strength training in your plan with weight lifting and resistance work
- Book a guest pass at Gym Plus
REWARD THE EXPERIENCE
Now that you have a check-list created, make sure you are enjoying the experience.
If your goal is to exercise more and improve your fitness, but you don’t want to train on your own,
why not join one of the many Gym Plus group exercise classes on offer or work out with a friend.
Research has shown that by linking social connections to the activity itself, our brain views the interactions
as more enjoyable and rewarding. Find something you really enjoy doing and it won’t feel like a task.
STAY ON TRACK
By tracking progress we naturally become more purposeful about the task at hand. When we can see the value in what we have done, and start to see small improvements or successes, it keeps us motivated to keep going. At Gym Plus, the team help members to understand their body composition and teach them how to effectively monitor and measure their progress in the gym. Using the Tanita body composition scales and the FitSense App, members can track your overall weight as well as Body Fat fat %, BMI, Metabolic Age, Water retention %, Visceral fat and Bone density. Furthermore, Gym Plus provides all members with a free check-up every six weeks with a Gym Plus trainer to help monitor your progress and keep your programme fresh and challenging.
Join today to put a Spring in your Step with Gym Plus
You will fit right in at Gym Plus this Spring. Gym Plus is a warm, welcoming and diverse community who help each other to achieve their goals, through friendly trainers, teamwork and technology. Gym Plus’ new Gold and Silver multi-club memberships mean that wherever you work or play, there’s a Gym Plus club you can enjoy nearby. If you are already a member, and interested in upgrading your membership to gain access to other Gym Plus clubs speak to your club today.
Download a free guest pass on www.gymplus.ie. Gym Plus has 8 clubs in Clarendon Street, Ballsbridge, Drogheda, Cork, Swords, Rathfarnham, Naas & Ashbourne.