Our friends at Equinox Brickell are here to share tips and tricks for starting your new year with your best foot forward! Tara Martinez is a Group Fitness Manager at Equinox Brickell and she has five ways to jumpstart your 2020 fitness goals!
Setting a new year resolution is easy – following through is what can get tricky. Regardless when you plan to set out with new fitness goals, it’s important to give yourself a strong kickstart. Grab a buddy that you can count on, get your calendar ready, and let’s get started!
1 – Set Goals!
Set a long-term goal that’s broken down into a series of smaller, attainable goals along the way. Those small victories will drive you to the finish line. A few long-term goal examples could be running a half-marathon, competing in a triathlon, or even simply running a 5K.
2 – Figure out what you like.
It’s hard to keep goals when you hate the work that goes into achieving them. Check out your gym’s group fitness schedule or join a gym that has a lot of varied classes. Try a little bit of everything and see which ones you enjoyed the most. Incorporate those classes into your fitness routine more regularly.
3 – Bring a Buddy.
Find a friend who’s willing to be your accountability partner and plan workouts with them. Sign-up for group fitness classes together, support each other in the weight room, and be each other’s cheerleader. They say there’s power in numbers and that is 100% true when it comes to working towards a fitness goal.
4 – Make a Plan.
Don’t improvise your workouts. Make sure each day has a specific plan and that you’re implementing a well-balanced variety each week. There should be a healthy balance of strength, cardio and recovery workouts so that you’re getting the most out of your fitness routine and preventing the possibility of injury or muscle strain. If you need help setting a plan, consult with a trainer to create a safe fitness regimen tailored to your individual needs and goals.
5 – Schedule it in!
Bosses don’t cancel. Put your new fitness routine in your calendar and treat it as you would any other appointment. Be a boss!
Bonus tip: Create a convenient fitness routine. Choose activities and a gym location that are conveniently located to your work or home. The easier you make it for yourself to get a workout in, the higher the chance of success.
Good luck and kick butt! You’ve got this.
Tara Martinez is a Group Fitness Manager at Equinox Brickell (1441 Brickell Avenue #4, Miami, FL 33131).