Develop a New Year’s Fitness Plan With Iron Forged Fitness
After a less than stellar 2016, the new year is finally upon us. With the coming of the new year, millions of Americans will head to the gym in the hopes that this year will finally be the year that they stick to their resolution and develop a healthy gym routine. Here at Iron Forged Fitness in Jacksonville, we want to help as many people as possible achieve their goal to get in shape. Unfortunately, as most people know, developing a workout routine is not always the easiest thing to do. Life, work, and family can all get in the way of sticking to a workout plan and in today’s post, we want to give a couple tips to stay committed to your goal. Continue reading below to learn more.
Workout Routines Build Workout Habits
As with most things in life, establishing a workout routine is all about getting in the habit of working out. To establish this habit, follow the tips below:
- Be Ready: One of the worst mistakes a person can make when trying to establish a workout routine is not being physically or mentally ready. Working out is tough, and you need to be sure that you’re body can handle the stresses of consistent exercise. Once you have established that you are physically able to exercise, consider your mental state. You are much more likely to stick to a workout routine if you have confidence in your ability, a strong support network, and an enjoyable place to work out.
- Make a Plan: Winging a workout routine is never a good idea. Before you set foot in a gym it is important to have a plan in place. Consider how many days a week you want to workout, what types of exercises you want to do, and how much time you are willing to commit to working out each day. If planning isn’t your style, consider utilizing a personal trainer to help keep you on track.
- Set Realistic Goals: Another common mistake people make when establishing a workout routine is setting unrealistic goals. If your goal is to lose weight, give yourself an appropriate amount of time to do so. Too often, people become discouraged because they do not see instant results from their workout. Exercise takes time to deliver results, so setting realistic goals that you can achieve each month will go a long way in helping you stay on the proper course.
- Go at Your Own Pace: Lastly, when developing a workout routine, be sure to go at your own pace. If you haven’t exercised in a while, trying to run five miles on your first day will probably do more harm than good. Working out at your own pace will allow you to slowly build muscle and stamina and will help you to better commit to exercising on a regular basis.
When you are ready to start your fitness journey, contact us at Iron Forged Fitness. Our state-of-the-art facilities, personal trainers, and group exercise classes will help you achieve your personal fitness goals and have you feeling healthier than ever. Contact us today to learn more!