Hello SOTGC community,
We’ve entered that busy time of year … back to school, changing seasons, and the holidays. Responsibilities, commitments, and family pull us in different directions and before you know it everyone is gearing up for a new year and new resolutions. Making time for your physical fitness is an important part of you feeling, being, and acting your best. Identifying your fitness goals for the next three months (as you would with any goals at work or calendar planning for the month) is a helpful way to ensure you stay on track with an exercise routine.
Here are five questions to consider:
1. What is your fitness goal?
Are you working out for strength, flexibility, or just for maintenance? Pinpoint what you would like to achieve then pick activities that will be most efficient in reaching your goal.
2. What physical activities do you enjoy?
If you don’t enjoy your workouts you are less likely to do them. So think about what physical activities make you happy and allocate time to them every week.
3. How do you want to feel?
Strong? Flexible? Energized? Figure out if you need a good sweat session or a mind calming yoga class to be your best.
4. How much time are you willing to commit?
To see results you will need to commit two to three days a week. Besides taking a popular class, commit to taking the stairs at work everyday – those five minutes add up over the entire week. All your workouts don’t need to be one hour long. Keep that in mind as you think about your time management.
5. Who can be on your team?
Some people love exercising alone and others need a little friendly motivation or competition. Remember, workout time can also be fantastic bonding time for your friends and family.
Once you’ve answered these questions, ask a personal trainer to help you identify the classes or activities that will best fit your needs and get the results you want. Identifying goals and making a plan for your physical fitness will have you feeling strong, energized, focused, and more confident in your everyday movement now and through next year.