It really seems like we often set ourselves up for failure when it comes to our goals, and we are hard on ourselves when we don’t reach them. Does this sound about accurate to you? I’m sharing a few strategies on how to not fail your fitness goals this year.
Go Where You’re Welcome
I’m not going to say that your local gym has to be a place where everybody knows your name, but it should be a place where you feel comfortable working out. An inclusive, non-judgmental gym is so important, don’t you think? I know I am usually really nervous trying out a new place for the first time, so inclusivity is valuable for me.
The Strategy of Convenience
Choose a gym that’s nearby. If you plan on going to the gym either before or after work for instance, selecting a gym that is easy to get to makes sense. Another thing to consider when it comes to convenience is operating hours. Lucky for me there is a Fit4Less that’s open 24 hours halfway between my home and where I work. This makes it easy for me to get in a workout during my day or in the evening. Check out Fit4Less’ membership page to find out the nearest/most convenient location for you.
Putting “go for a run 5 times” in your weekly planner when you a) know it’s winter and the weather is generally not-too-nice and/or b) you don’t really enjoy running is a sure sign that you’re going to have some difficulty with your fitness goals. Instead, change things up. I like that my local Fit4Less has a 30 Minute Express Circuit so that I can work out without spending half my day at the gym, I can stay inside where it’s warm and dry, and I can do a variety of exercises to keep things interesting.
Value Makes You Feel Better About Spending Your Money
Paying for a gym membership shouldn’t mean having to choose whether to pay your household bills or buy healthy groceries each month. I know that for a long time I had wanted to sign up for a gym because I want the accountability, strength training equipment and variety in my fitness routine, but resisted because of the perceived cost. Even for a single woman living alone (in a pretty expensive city), paying as low as $4.99 every two weeks seems doable. If you’re interested in adding extra value to your gym membership, $10.99 every two weeks (and a $44 joining fee plus taxes with the no-commitment plan) is still a really good deal.
I’d love to hear from you – what are your fitness goals for the year?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fit4Less. The opinions and text are all mine.