New Year, New Fitness Routine Tips
START SLOW & BUILD
When beginning a new fitness routine after some time off, start with a lower intensity and shorter efforts, then gradually build up by adding intensity, time, or reps. Ensure proper warm up and cool down time before and after your new workouts as well. This allows a safe transition for your muscles and joints into a fully active fitness routine.
SMALL CHANGES BRING BIG RESULTS
Rome wasn’t built in a day, so don’t pressure yourself into an entire lifestyle makeover. Examine your daily/weekly schedule to see where you can make little adjustments to work in your fitness sessions. Similarly, a small change in diet like cutting sodas can help improve those early results. But remember, just to get MOVING is a BIG DEAL so go ahead and give yourself credit for that!
CONSISTENCY IS KEY
It is vitally important to lay a strong foundation for your new fitness routine to help you stay on track and reach your goals. Try to start with at least three workouts per week so as not to totally disrupt your schedule, then begin adding time to each session before adding additional days. Another key aspect is to not go more than 3 days without working out to maintain what you have gained (or lost!).
BONUS TIP: POWER TO THE PEOPLE
No one has got your back better than your friends, family, and coworkers. Find other active people in your life that will support your efforts and keep you accountable. But remember, DO NOT compare yourself with others – you are on your own path to a fitter, healthier, and more productive you!
Justin A. Wells, Sr.
ACE C.P.T., General Manager
Eat the Frog Fitness Johns Creek