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The Top 10 Ways to Stick to Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

Fitness Resolutions for 2024

It's the beginning of a new year, which means it's time for new opportunities and fresh starts! If you're one of the many people who have made a resolution to get healthier and more active this year, know that you're not alone. However, it's common for many people to give up on their resolutions by February 1st. But don't let that discourage you! Here are my top 10 tips to help you stick to your resolution this year and make it different from previous years:


1. Set Realistic Goals

Setting realistic fitness goals is crucial to achieving long-term success. It's important to avoid trying to transform yourself overnight and instead focus on small steps towards your ultimate goal. For example, you could aim to work out for 30 minutes daily or three days a week, depending on what feels manageable. Our adult fitness classes are designed to help you stay on track and motivated. Classes are held three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Whether you're an experienced fitness enthusiast or just starting, our classes offer a supportive and welcoming environment to help you reach your fitness goals.


2. Make a Plan

To ensure that you consistently work out, it's important to create a plan that includes specific days and times for your workouts. Decide on a realistic schedule that works well for you. For example, you can choose to exercise every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7 am. Write your workout schedule on your calendar, and treat it as a non-negotiable appointment with yourself. This will make you more likely to stick to your plan and achieve your fitness goals. Remember, consistency is key!


3. Start Slowly

When starting a new routine, it is important to take things slowly and not push yourself too hard too soon. This is because sudden changes in the intensity or duration of your activity can lead to burnout and increase the risk of injury. To prevent this, it is recommended that you gradually increase the intensity and duration of your routine over time. This will give your body a chance to adapt to the new demands being placed on it, reducing the risk of injury and helping you to maintain your motivation over the long term. So, take your time, listen to your body, and build up your routine gradually to achieve your fitness goals safely and effectively.

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4. Make It Fun

When it comes to staying active, choosing physical activities you genuinely enjoy is important. This will make you more likely to stick with them in the long run. Altius provides a wide range of group classes that cater to different interests and fitness levels. We are constantly changing up the workouts to keep things fresh and challenging. Plus, you will be surrounded by a supportive and friendly community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for fitness. Whether you prefer high-intensity cardio or low-impact strength training, we have you covered. Our expert trainers are dedicated to helping you achieve your fitness goals safely and effectively.


5. Invest in Home Equipment

To ensure you stay committed to your fitness goals, investing in some home gym equipment is a great idea. Having basic equipment like dumbbells, a yoga mat, or a stationary bike at home can be extremely helpful, especially when you can't reach the gym. With the convenience of having equipment at home, you can avoid excuses such as bad weather or traffic. To help you create a well-rounded home gym, we have a detailed blog post that lists the must-haves for your home gym. Check it out and start building your home gym today!


6. Find a Workout Buddy

Working out with a partner can be a great way to stay committed to your fitness goals. When you have a workout buddy, you can hold each other accountable and stay motivated to show up for your scheduled workouts. This can lead to better results and a more positive mindset towards exercise. Plus, having someone to talk to and share the experience with can make working out more enjoyable. So, if you need help to stay consistent with your fitness routine, consider finding a workout buddy who shares your goals and interests. Together, you can encourage each other to push through challenges and celebrate your progress along the way.


7. Prep Healthy Snacks

To help fuel your workouts and keep you energized, it's important to prepare healthy snacks in advance. Consider packing bags of mixed nuts for a protein-rich snack, as well as cut vegetables for a boost of vitamins and minerals. Hummus is a great dip to pair with your veggies, providing a healthy source of fat and fiber. And for a quick and easy protein boost, consider packing a few protein bars in your gym bag. By preparing these healthy snacks, you'll be ready to fuel your workouts and stay on track with your fitness goals.


8. App or Journal to Track Progress

One effective way to stay motivated and focused on your goals is to track your progress and achievements. By keeping a record of your progress, you can see how far you've come and celebrate your successes along the way. One way to do this is to use a journal or an app designed specifically for tracking progress. With a journal, you can jot down your accomplishments and milestones, along with any challenges you faced and how you overcame them. Alternatively, a progress-tracking app can help you visualize your progress with charts and graphs, set reminders, and offer additional features to keep you motivated. Whether you prefer a traditional journal or a digital app, tracking your progress is a great way to stay motivated and achieve your goals.


9. Notice Non-Scale Victories

Understanding that progress towards your health and fitness goals isn't always reflected on the scale is important. Non-scale victories, or NSVs, are other positive changes that happen as a result of your efforts. Examples of NSVs include noticing muscle tone improvements, feeling more energized throughout the day, and sleeping better at night. These changes indicate that your body is responding positively to your healthy habits and lifestyle changes. Keeping track of NSVs can help you stay motivated and encouraged on your journey to better health.


10. Remind Yourself Why 

One effective way to stay focused and motivated toward achieving your goals is to regularly remind yourself of your purpose. To do this, you can post an inspirational photo that resonates with you and reminds you of your ultimate objective. This photo could be anything that inspires you, such as a picture of your dream destination, a role model, or a quote that motivates you. Doing this creates a visual reminder of why you're putting in the effort and what you're working towards. This can help keep you motivated, focused, and on track towards achieving your goals.


Sticking to resolutions requires dedication and patience with yourself. I hope these strategies make your fitness journey enjoyable and sustainable. Just remember—progress over perfection. Now, let's crush those goals!

Stick to your fitness goals

The Top 10 Ways to Stick to Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

It's the start of a new year and time for new beginnings! If getting healthier and more active is on your resolution list, you're not alone. However, by February 1st, most resolution-makers have given up. Don't let this be you! Here are my top 10 tips for making this year different. Check out our blog!


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