How many of us think that Monday is the magical day to start an exercise routine or a diet plan? Research shows that people tend to start exercise routines on Mondays more than any other day of the week. Actually, the start of the week is a great time to begin any fitness routine as is starting it right now! The point is, the sooner you jump start your exercise routine, the better you’ll feel, the sooner the results will kick in, and the more motivated you’ll be to keep going once you establish a routine. But as we know, when it comes to regular exercising, that is not always the case. Most of us have trouble motivating ourselves to exercise, that’s why it’s always being put off “until Monday,” or “after Christmas” – which is when most gyms see as high as a 50% increase or more in gym memberships. At our Youfit fitness center in Miami at 10201 Hammocks Blvd., Suite 130, we have programs that offer members some very exciting circuit routines and unique classes that will keep you motivated, engaged, and energized the entire day!
How to Motivate Yourself on Monday to Go to the Gym
So, it’s Sunday evening and you’ve got pounds on your mind. You just remembered the work waiting for you to finish up on Monday, and your commitment to getting to a gym after work. But you’re not even the slightest bit motivated to do either! Well, if you haven’t exercised at a gym or at all in ages, then the best thing you can do is to take a deep breath and commit to making this important change in your life—but do it at your own pace. There is no rush. Getting yourself to commit to exercising two or three times per week at first at our Youfit fitness center in Miami is all about you making an important investment in your health and longevity. Research shows that regular exercise can help us maintain our weight and increase life expectancy. What’s more, just 20-30 minutes of aerobic exercise per week can vastly improve your heart health. Some other things you can do to motivate yourself to exercise are:
- Start slowly and build up your routine. No one says you have to be running five miles on the treadmill when you first start out. At Youfit Gym in Miami, our 30-minute Interval Training is perfect for the busy working mom or dad who wants to exercise regularly but doesn’t have a lot of time to devote to it.
- Exercise with a friend. The buddy system is a great motivator, and it works. If you don’t feel like going to the gym one evening or morning, look to your buddy to spur you on, and vice versa.
- Find an exercise routine that is enjoyable so that you’ll stick with it. Studies show that when we find a particular exercise or class at the gym that we enjoy and that we feel confident engaging in, then we will be more apt to continue. Youfit Gym in Miami has some wonderful classes like African Dance, Zumba, Body Pump, or Cycling, which are very popular choices designed to keep you motivated.
Whatever you choose to do to keep fit, at Youfit,
we understand that the hardest part is always starting. Call us today for more
information and let us help you begin your workout at our fitness center in
Miami, conveniently located on Hammocks Blvd., in Suite 130. See you on