Top 4 motivation tips for exercising in 2017
11 Jan 2017
We’ve all started a resolution where we’ve not seen it through to the end. But there are ways to make sure you keep that motivation for your workout, here are some of our favourite tips that get us through that hardcore bodypump session.
1. Invest in some new kit – it’s been scientifically proven that the clothes you wear when carrying out a task can affect the task’s outcome. You are more likely to do well in that task if you associate your clothing with what you are doing. So invest in some new gymwear and head on down to your spin class or gym session.
2. Give yourself a reward – we all like to think we’ve moved on from the days of our parents bribing us with chicken nuggets if we went to netball practice but psychologically the brain works well when it is rewarded for something. Treat yourself to a little snack or an episode of your favourite TV show when you’ve completed a workout, that way your body will start to associate the increase in activity with the pleasure of the reward. Those gym sessions will get easier, result!
Make a contract with your friends – on the flip side of having a reward for exercising you can also receive a penalty for bailing on your yoga session. Make a deal with your friends that if you don’t go to your classes you pay a penalty, whether this is a fiver or you do their washing up, it doesn’t matter. Exercising is better than the marigolds right?
4. Find an exercise that you enjoy – we’re not very good at doing things just because they’re good for us (do we really have to eat all that kale?), so pick something that you really enjoy. Sports or dancing are great ways to get fit as they’re social and enjoyable too. Check online to find your local clubs and societies and reap the rewards of being more active!
With these top tips you’ll be sure to make it through the year with your new resolutions! And don’t forget to check out the amazing brands here if you’re after new gym kit. With Trespass, Gap Outlet and Soled Out, you’re sure to find the perfect kit! The head to Virgin Active gym
and work out in style.
Hoody, Gap £14.99 [RRP £29.99] & Reebok Trainers, Soled Out £46.89 [RRP £69.99].