October 5th, 2022
Maybe you found it easy to start exercising at the outset, while you were full of excitement and had a spurt of energy that may have lasted for a few weeks or months. But when that initial resolve fades away, it can become difficult and you may end up clueless about how to stay motivated to workout. Our trainers are here to provide some inspiration for doing just that.
Our team is the best in the business and know their stuff, inside out and backwards – so we’ve asked 5 of them for their favourite tips for staying motivated. Here’s what they had to say:
Tips to Stay Motivated to Workout
1. Stay Focused
“Stay focused on your schedule and have a strict routine and program set forth you can follow. If you have a program that you can actually follow and a routine that you’re consistent with, it helps with motivation and dedication long-term.” – Matt
2. Make it Non-negotiable
“Consistency is key, so be sure to schedule your workouts in your calendar when you say you’re going to work out. Also, find something you actually enjoy. You have to be able to like what you’re doing. If you don’t like it, it’s hard to stick with it.” – Darbie
3. Celebrate the Little Wins
“It’s really important to congratulate yourself for the little successes. Having short-term goals, where you can see the progress as coming in small increments, is really motivational to keep going towards those longer-term goals.” – Liz
4. Measure Backwards
“Always measure backwards from how far you’ve come. It can be demoralizing if you only compare where you are versus where you want to go.” – Poul Nielsen – founder of Nielsen Fitness
5. Create a Priority List
“Making a priority list will help you to see where your healthy habits fall on the list and where adjustments are needed. Is watching Netflix and eating chips higher than being fit? If it is, that explains a lot, and maybe you need to make some changes.” – Andre
The Support You Need
If you want to keep that initial motivation to reach your health and fitness goals, hiring a personal trainer is a great way to get the support you need.
We are proud to offer virtual personal training (everywhere) and personal training at-home (in Toronto). Wherever you are, and at whatever fitness level you’re starting at, we’re here to help you. Contact us for more information or to request a free first workout!