According to surveys conducted by Vitagene, nearly half of Americans’ 2019 New Year’s resolutions are centered around health: losing weight, diet, and exercise. You would think 162.5 million commitments as the ball drops would create a major movement (figuratively and literally) to see this through. However, research by US News shows 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February.
So, how can you set yourself up for success to make sure you’re part of the 20% that is successful in maintaining their commitment to break a sweat in the new year? Here are a few tips to take in to consideration:
- Choose an activity that sounds fun or interests you
- Try new things – if you’re unsure what fitness or exercise activity would be enjoyable for you then you’ll need to mix it up to find the perfect match
- Find an activity that involves a group if you struggle staying accountable to yourself
- Commit to a minimum of three workouts a week
Unsure of how you want to get moving? Here are some options to get you started or to mix it up!
- Power yoga
- Cycling/Spinning classes
- Brazilian jiu-jitsu
- Orangetheory Fitness
- Olympic or Power weightlifting
- At-home fitness: Peloton spinning, yoga, P90X
- Personal training
- Bootcamp classes
- Dance classes
- Pure Barre (or another barre-style class/studio)
- Indoor rock climbing
- Horseback riding
- Circuit training
- Wii Fit
Remember – variety is one of the six basic human needs, and that’s no different when it comes to your health and fitness. Regardless if you are working out at home or in town, there is always a way to mix it up to keep fitness fun and your body on its toes!
This is a guest post by MJST Success Coach, Christina Schroeder. It was originally published on the #thrivetoday mobile app, which you can download from the App Store or Google Play!
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