Have you found sticking to your New Year fitness resolution difficult? Check out these five Spring training goals to help get you back on track.
Spring is the time to really ramp up your commitment to exercise. Why?
Not only is the weather (generally) perfect for training outdoors – no more cold or stormy weather events – but the kids are usually settled into their routines and work is humming along, which makes it easier to carve out time for consistent training.
In fact, Lisa Bergart, Owner and Personal Trainer Dynamix Fitness Toronto, says Spring is the best time to get fit.
“This is the goldilocks time of year to get outdoors and start a new routine because the weather is not too hot or too cold,” she says. “Plus, starting now and getting into your routine is important because winter can test your resolve and tempt you into hibernation mode.”
Lisa suggests setting a realistic and measurable fitness goal now that you can achieve by the summer. “This will motivate you and help you stick to your training schedule throughout the shorter and cooler days ahead.”
What’s more, establishing a relationship with a certified personal trainer will keep you accountable and motivated to stay on track week-after-week.
Lisa adds, even though people have the best intentions to set – and start achieving – fitness goals, the summer holiday period is often a challenging time to build momentum and training consistency.
“Summer is usually a social time and loaded with plans and activities, which makes it difficult to stick to your routines,” she says.
“On the other hand, Spring is a great time of year for starting to actually see the results of your training.
Find a Spring fitness goal that suits you
If you’re looking for a fitness goal to keep you motivated during the Spring, Lisa has a few suggestions:
- 1.Enter a spring fun run so that you can work through your training program over the Spring or Summer;
- 2.Challenge a friend or another member to tick off a certain number of sessions over a set period of time;
- 3.Think outside the box, and try a type of training you’ve never done before – we offer outdoor training and small group training
- 4.Set a realistic weight loss goal, and combine exercise with a healthy eating plan to achieve it;
- 5.Book a spring holiday and work back from that date – add the sessions in your calendar between now and the day you fly out.