Published in Fitness
on 04/01/2018 by Gary Wiswell

5 Tips to get your New Year’s training back on track

Attention fitfam! Giving you a heads up- did you know, the third Monday in January is when most people cave on their New Year resolutions? this obvs includes training and diet. 

It's known as ‘Blue Monday’ and it's the point where will power dips, or totally disappears. So, here are 5 of our best tips on how you can get your health & fitness New Years Resolution back on track, be it exercise or nutrition....or both!

We know about overcoming barriers and we teach this on our Personal Training Courses. Not all clients are compliant, you're going to need to use your skills to keep them on track  being a Personal Trainer is about coaching and guiding clients to reach their goals, not just training them in the gym.

So, here are our top 5 tips to help clients (or yourself) get back on track:

Tip 1:   Social media. Most people who use it know it's potential power, especially when a post goes viral. You can find all kinds of gurus, influencers, tips and information, just be sure to use your own judgement on what's reliable. Our top tip here is to have a private and closed group for client access. As well as posting things yourself, clients can share tips, recipes and motivate each other. A support network like this is powerful and can help keep them on track.

Tip 2: Training partners. Having a training partner means that you become accountable to someone and you'll be less likely to fall off the wagon. Play it however works best for you for more benefits -  a competitor to push you to train harder, a motivational friend to keep you going or maybe someone who's straight up just going to drag you there.

Tip 3:   Routine. If you have a routine, then you are more likely to keep it up. This is something we discuss a lot on personal training courses at FitAsylum™. If you schedule your workout for the same time every day or every other day, it becomes habit and you're more likely to stick to it.

Tip 4:   Have a plan. You've got your goal, but you need the steps to get there. Instead of wandering around the gym aimlessly or trying todecide your workout on the day, have a structured program to follow. You'll save time in the gym and reach your goals faster.

Tip 5:   Deadlines. This falls in with making SMART goals. Make sure your goals are time bound! So, whether it's your holidays, a wedding or entering a 10K, set the date you want to achieve your goal by- you'll be more likely to keep working towards it.

So there you have it, from us to you. Feel free to leave a commentor share with someone who might find it useful! Go smash your goals.

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