4 Ways To “Spring” Back To Your Fitness Routine

It was so easy to let yourself be lazy and stay in the couch during those dark and dreary winter days, but now that the days are getting warmer and longer, the time to get back to your fitness goals has come as well.

You might find yourself in a bit worse shape after finding so many excuses to stay home instead of working out. But this should not discourage you from trying to get back on track. After all, bikini and beach time is only a couple of months away. Fortunately, the sun sets a little later and you will find yourself having a bit more energy after work.

Here are some tips to help you pick up where you left off before your winter break:

Start Slow And Build It Up

Remember when you actually started working out? You could only manage half the sets and then you already had very sore muscles the next day. Well, after some weeks of no or little exercise, your body will need to ease its way back to your usual routine.

You might also find the thought of working out daily too much, so just go easy on yourself and start slow. Once you get back to the rhythm and your muscles get warmed and toned up again, you can easily increase the frequency and the intensity of your workout. Just make sure you listen to your body and give yourself some rest days especially in the beginning.

Enlist The Help Of A Personal Trainer

Trainers are always on hand at the gym, but if you find yourself truly struggling, then try to go to a personal trainer (PT) for a few sessions. You will benefit from the one-on-one support, where the expert can look at your technique and give you pointers on how to do it properly. Moreover, you will get a tailor-fit program that will help you achieve your personal goals.

Go With A Friend

When you go to the gym on your own, it is so easy to cancel at the last minute. However, when you make an appointment to go regularly with a friend, then you are more likely to push through and keep going.

Moreover, you can chat while working out and share each other’s fitness goals and achievements. You keep each other motivated and committed and when you are on the gym floor, you will benefit from that friendly competition.

Go To Group Fitness Classes

If you do not have a gym buddy or struggle to find someone with the same goal of getting fit, then it is time for you to do some group classes and socialize. Not only are they in every gym, but you will also feel much more motivated seeing other people with the same goals as you to stay fit and healthy.

The best thing is, you do not have to think of your exercise routine because you have an instructor who will guide you through it. You only need to sign up and show up.

Working out to be fit and to maintain a healthy weight is always a great goal to have, at any time of the year. However, as the seasons change, so do motivations and routines. In the same way everything starts to go back to life during spring, so should you start being more active again and work out regularly.