Getting fit is one of those common New Year’s Resolutions that all too often gets left by the wayside within a couple of months. Whether it’s the business of daily life, a lack of opportunity or a struggle for motivation, it’s easy to ‘want to get fit’ without ever actually ‘getting fit’. The truth, though, is that there are several easy ‘hacks’ you can follow to make getting (and staying) fitter much easier than you might’ve previously thought.
Here at Elite Outdoor Fitness Academy, our outdoor circuit training makes it easy for you to get fit in Essex this summer! We wanted to show you several tips and tricks to help make this summer your fittest yet! By clicking here, you also get a completely free downloadable fitness guide as well as access to our latest offers.
In the winter months, it’s understandable why you might not want to walk the half an hour or so it would take you to get to work; after all, if it’s pelting down with rain, sleet or snow, then the last thing you want to be doing is standing stock-still at a pedestrian crossing! In summer, though, when the weather is (generally) better, then walking, running or cycling to work is a great way to bolster your daily activity levels.
The reason many people struggle to stick to their fitness goals is that they’re too dramatic with what they set out to achieve; we’re not suggesting you ditch the car or bus entirely in favour of aerobic alternatives, rather that you intersperse your weekly traffic jams with a bit of fresh air, too. When the weather’s good, what’s not to like about the idea of being in the sun more?
If you’re looking to get fit in Essex this summer, then it’s worth examining why you might have struggled in the past. More often than not, it comes back to the idea of accountability. When you’re training alone, it’s so much easier to skip that run, to say you’ll do that workout tomorrow – and that’s no matter how much motivation you’ve got! With our outdoor group training sessions, however, the fact you’re going through your workouts with other people means you’re held more accountable to keep up with your training!
We’re all a little bit competitive deep down, whether we admit it or not. Even if it’s just with yourself, there’s something in each and every one of us that likes that feeling of achievement – of success. By setting yourself (manageable) goals, achievable feats that’ll keep you feeling good about your fitness journey, then you’re less likely to get demoralised or demotivated. It might be something as simple as reaching a new daily step goal on your phone’s in-built health app, or seeing if you can complete your jog without stopping to walk – they don’t have to be epic milestones, just enough of a dangling carrot to keep you on your fitness journey!
For some people, no matter how good the weather, fitness and exercise isn’t something that’s enjoyable – and that’s ok! Not everyone wants to go on hikes or lift weights and that’s completely normal. Even for these people, though, it’s important to keep a base level of fitness. But how do you motivate someone to get fit when it’s not something that interests them?
Well, you shift the focus away from the exercise, that’s what you do! In recent years, the use of augmented reality (AR) technology within apps and games has meant that exercise can now be ‘gamified’. Apps like Pokémon Go get you up and active without realising that that’s what you’re doing. In other words, they can help you get fit without feeling like it’s the chore of getting fit!
We’ve all been there before. You start out determined to run miles every day, to get to the gym before work at the crack of dawn and pump out PB after PB within your first few weeks. You’re more motivated and committed than you’ve ever been before, you tell yourself, and then after a month or so you find all that motivation and get-go has completely petered out. Ever heard that phrase it’s a marathon and not a sprint? Of course you have!
If you sign up to one of our memberships – which start from as little as just £15 per week - then you’re also signing up to a much more sustainable way of training; you can train up to three times per week, and having set times and sessions to attend means you’re much more likely to stick to committing longer term! Want to get fit in Essex this summer? Then don’t try and do it in one big go!
So, if you’d like to find out more about how you can get fit in Essex this summer, then just give our academy a call! If you click here, then you can make sign up to receive your free downloadable fitness guide, as well as making the most of our latest offers! Call us on 01702 232 470 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our session schedule whilst you’re at it, by clicking here!