Starting any journey is wrought with unknowns—and that includes starting your fitness journey. Whatever the catalyst that put you on this path—an unexpectedly high number on the scale, finding yourself uncomfortably out of breath after playing with your kids, or any other reason—you know you want to take it. So where do you start?
Certainly a Google search of “fitness classes” is one way to proceed. But keep these three tips in mind as well.
#1—Find a Workout Regimen You Can Stick With
You don’t need to spend hours at the gym, and you don’t need to do things you hate. In fact, you are more likely to stick with something if you like it. The fitness classes at Manic Training, for example, are designed to be taken three times a week, and there is a different workout every other day. You’ll never get bored, and your muscles will never get complacent.
#2—Surround Yourself With Like-Minded People
Group fitness classes can be particularly motivating because you are surrounded by people who are going through the same thing you are. Everyone is at a different point in their own fitness journey, but there is something special about sharing it with others. It is also easier to be accountable!
If you are truly seeking a lifestyle change, a place like Manic Training also offers plenty of extracurricular activities to keep you active—and social. Organized group activities are on the calendar frequently and include things like hikes, runs, rides, and SUP.
#3—Stick to the Plan
It’s a marathon not a sprint. You didn’t become overweight and/or out of shape overnight, and you won’t change dramatically within a couple of weeks. Consistency is key.