The hardest part of getting fit involves taking the first step. While most people think exercising is hard and getting a routine together is difficult, the simple reality is that neither of these things are true. Working out doesn’t have to be tough, boring or impossible. Don’t let fear stand in the way and a path to improved fitness will easily open up.
So, how can fear be conquered? Here are several tips for taking that first step and making it a whole lot easier:
Start Out Small
Exercise doesn’t have to involve two hours at the gym five days a week to produce results. While the fact is a gym membership can be very useful, it’s not the only way to go. If necessary, take baby steps to get on the road to fitness. Do such things as:
- Start walking to neighbors or a nearby store instead of driving;
- Take the stairs instead of using the elevator;
- Play more vigorously with the kids;
- Go dancing.
Getting active for even a few minutes a day can be the start of something great when it comes to fitness.
Pick Activities that are Fun
Working out isn’t solely defined as lifting weights and running. Find an activity or activities that are personally fun and dive in with both feet. When you do that, “exercise” won’t seem like work – it will be more like play.
Consult a Trainer
Coming up with good ideas to maximize workout time for the greatest results can be a little tough. Our trainers at 24/7 Health Club and Wellness Center, however, might have some great ideas on how to help you get started. Even if you’re not sure you want to join a gym, come in for a tour and a consultation. The ideas offered might very well help uncover the perfect activities for personal fitness.