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December 17th

Five steps to a new you in the New Year

This year has been an eventful one, and with 2020 comes the end of a decade and the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. Approximately 80% of Brits fail to stick to their New Year’s resolutions for longer than six weeks and over half the population make New Year’s resolutions about health and wellbeing. If getting in shape and living a healthier lifestyle is on your list this year, then Absolutely Fitness is here to help you stick to your resolution and reach those goals. Here’s five steps to a new you in the new year. 

1. Make an achievable New Year’s resolution

When setting a New Year’s resolution, don’t try to fix everything all at once and have a complete transformation. One of the main reasons people never manage to stick to their resolutions is because they are over ambitious and don’t consider realistic targets. Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain muscle mass or just get fitter, a good place to start is by speaking to a personal trainer and they can help you set some achievable targets and timescales. Visit an Absolutely Fitness gym near you where we go one step further and have employ Fitness Gurus that provide personalised fitness booster sessions.

2. Join a gym

Trying to motivate yourself to go for a run or do a home work out can be difficult during the winter months. Joining a gym can be a great way to stay on track and motivated and ensure you have an effective work out. Building a personal work out plan with a trainer is also a benefit of using a gym and a great way to reach your end goals.

3. Get a workout buddy

If you find it hard to stay motivated, getting a friend to go to the gym can really help and can also make it seem like less of a chore. This is why Absolutely Fitness have Free Friends Friday and discounts on Squad memberships. If your friends don’t have the same resolutions as you, attending gym classes and socialising at the gym can be a good way to meet people with similar interests.

4. Mix up your exercises

Going to the gym every day can become boring unless you have different ways to burn those calories. It’s always great to include some gym sessions, weight training is one of the best ways to burn fat and tone up so get creative and mix up your routine. Joining a sports team is a social way to exercise and also gets you out of the house. Alternatively, if sport has never been your forte, heading to a functional training gym, doing a Pilates class, or going for a run are other ways to add some variation to your fitness plan.

5. Enjoy it!

There are a lot of bad connotations connected with working out, but if you get in to a routine and ensure that you mix it up, exercise can be fun and make you feel more energised rather than constantly tired.

So if you’re looking for a fresh start in 2020, pop along to your nearest Absolutely Fitness gym and start your journey today!

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