SHOW UP – 99.9% of working out is just showing up. As a matter of fact, right now would be a good time to come down and check out that EGX group fitness class you’ve always wanted to try!
MAKE IT A DATE– You wouldn’t skip an appointment with your doctor, bail on dinner with your friends, or miss a date with your significant other. So treat your exercise session like a “date.” Put it in your calendar and book it. Because once it’s booked, you are committed.
THE BUDDY SYSTEM – Studies show that when you have somebody shouting JUST ONE MORE! JUST, ONE MORE! at you, you can actually do one more. So, ask about a trial pass and bring a friend along to help keep you motivated.
GET REAL – Whether you want to lose weight or pack on some muscle, setting short-term realistic goals is the best strategy for long-term success. Losing a pound here. Adding a pound to the bench press there. And before you know it, you’ll be able to open that stubborn jar of pickles. And look fabulous while doing it.
FRIEND YOURSELF – Share and learn from others like you who are trying to accomplish their health and fitness goals by getting involved in our online Facebook community at Facebook.com/EvolutionFitnessYQR.
EXERCISE YOUR BRAIN – Talking with our professional staff, asking questions, reading books and going to EvolutionFitness.ca to learn a few tips and tricks will help you get more out of your workout and put some extra motivation into that brain of yours.
DRINK UP! – Drinking lots of water before, during and after exercising will help your body deal with the new demands that you are challenging it with. So, raise your glass and demand some more.
PORTION CONTROL – Controlling your portions is essential to shedding unwanted body fat. Planning meals ahead of time and using smaller dishes may help. Eating out? That’s cool, just ask to get half your meal in a “to-go” container and enjoy it later. Eating a few less calories and making better food choices can go a long way toward helping you succeed in the gym. Of course, speak with a fitness or health professional before starting any diet or nutritional program.
SUPPORT GROUP – Don’t sweat it alone. Take a group exercise class. They keep your exercise routine from becoming routine by adding variety to your workout while stimulating your mind and body in new ways. Oh, and did we mention they’re free with your membership?
DON’T QUIT – Stronger and healthier bodies aren’t built in a day. So, stick with the program. Keep lifting. Keep running. Keep crunching. Keep exercising. Consistency is key.
And over the long haul you’ll reap incredible mental and physical rewards.