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3 Tips For Tackling A New Workout Routine That You'll Really Stick To

3 Tips For Tackling A New Workout Routine That You’ll Really (Really) Stick To

by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1Leave a Comment

Fitness and workout goals are among the most common New Year’s Resolutions. Many feel that they should exercise more often than they currently are, but tackling new routines can be challenging, especially if you are not used to doing them. The data is clear: exercise works and helps you live longer. Here are some tips to help you stick to a new workout routine.

3 Tips for Success

1. Pick A Routine That Sounds The Most Fun To You

It’s important to get some enjoyment out of an exercise routine. A way to stay consistent is to pick a routine that you enjoy. There’s a subset of the population that really enjoys working out (it fulfills them), and there’s another subset that hates working out but does it anyway because they know it’s good for them. And then there’s the biggest subset that does not enjoy working out and will quit if it is not enjoyable for them. There are many different ways to exercise, but trying many different forms will help you find one that resonates with you.

2. Keep Track Of Your Workouts On A Calendar

Find a place in your house to hang a calendar or use your phone. The goal here is to have some way to track your workouts so you can see your progress and reminder yourself to remain consistent. Visual representations are a great way to help you stay motivated, especially once you start seeing the physical changes you are trying to achieve.

3. Find An Accountability Buddy

Unless you enjoy being alone with your activity, having someone to join you with your new workout routine will help keep both of you accountable for your consistency and commitment. It brings a good social dynamic to the workout and can help push you toward new heights and vice versa. Having someone to celebrate victories with is also another great way to remain consistent and stick to your routine.

You Can Do It!

A solid exercise routine is a great addition to your life and helps you physically and mentally in many ways. Just remember to find a routine to meet you where you are. If you need help getting started, our team is just a click or phone call away!

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