It’s that time of year again – a New Year is approaching and it’s time to consider resolutions for the 12 months ahead. After the indulgence of the holiday season, many people choose to focus on health and fitness. Is 2018 the year for a brand new, healthy you?
If you’ve made a commitment to improve your health and fitness, then it’s a long term goal that should last longer than January. Switching to a healthier lifestyle can help you to feel and look better – and Rush can be a part of it. Here are some top motivational tips to stay on track.
Get Others Involved
It’s much easier to stay motivated when you have other people on your side. Find a gym buddy, have a weight loss competition with colleagues or ask family members to try new healthier restaurants with you. If you think the whole family could do with a health and fitness boost, then why not make it a family resolution? Get off the sofa and start getting active and making memories. Having days out at an indoor trampoline park can boost fitness levels, but it’s also loads of fun for the whole family. Find out more about changing your family’s lifestyle for the better at Change4Life.
Use an App
Thanks to technology, there are now loads of free apps you can download to your smartphone, which can motivate you throughout the day. From aiming to do at least 10,000 steps a day to monitoring your calorie intake, measuring your progress can really help you stay focused.
Plan a Reward
Obviously, by improving your fitness you’ll already notice the rewards along the way – you’ll feel healthier, look healthier and be able to take part in activities you once couldn’t. However for an extra push, there is no harm planning a reward system as you reach different milestones. For example, if you hit your target weight you could buy a new dress, or save up the money you usually spend on takeaways and put it towards a family holiday.
Join a Group Class
It’s so hard to motivate yourself when you’re alone. If you want to keep challenging yourself and make sure you don’t get into a fitness rut doing the same exercises each week, then join a fitness centre or attend a weekly class. Group exercise classes are much more fun than working out alone, and you might even make some friends too.
Don’t Give Up
It’s only natural to have a few relapses – but that’s no reason to abandon your overall goal. Don’t beat yourself up if you end up snacking too much one day, or skip a fitness class because you’re ill. Everybody has bad days, but the following day it’s important to stay positive and get back into the motivational spirit. Too many people give up too soon because of one tiny setback.
To get you started, we’ve launched two brand new jump passes for January! Commit to an hour of trampolining every day in January for just £59.95! Alternatively take advantage of our Energy Boost Pass, which gives you 5 hour long sessions to use throughout the month for £39.95.
Happy New Year, and good luck reaching your goals!