Get motivated this February & Valentine’s Day, grab your special someone and have a healthier lifestyle with our 14 workout tips & tricks to improve your February fitness. You will win the heart of your partner with these February fitness tips that will vastly improve your workouts.
Following these loving tips that will elevate your Valentine’s Day & February fitness results:
1. Visualize a list of goals
Seeing is believing. Create a list of the fitness goals that you want to hit this year. Once you see this written down, visualize it in your head. This will help you get a routine going. Put them on your fridge to keep yourself accountable.
2. Beat your excuses
We have heard almost all of them that are out there. Before you know it, they all pile up. Don’t let one tough day or moment take you off track from your goals. Defeat them by visiting Youfit where every visit is a victory!
3. Reward Yourself
Life can be stressful. Try to reward yourself at least once a month. Go to the movies, eat at your favorite restaurant, get a massage, etc. It is important to do what makes you happy!
4. Sign up for a race
This is a great way to keep you motivated. Sign up for a race of some sort, they are everywhere! 5Ks are great or even a Half Marathon! (if you’re up for it).
5. Join a challenge
Look no further than Youfit’s very own 60 day challenge: Countdown to Change. This weight loss challenge will help you beat your excuses and provide the tools you need to become a slimmer, healthier you in just 60 days! The program starts March 1st.
6. Log your activity
Make sure you are keeping track of your activities. This is important to see your progress and improvements. This can be done on the Youfit app! Download today if you haven’t already.
7. Drink water!
Drink plenty of water throughout the day to fend off the sensation of thirst which we often mistake for hunger. Keep a full water bottle on you at all time to avoid getting dehydrated and sick. We also have them available at our front desk!
8. Buy some new gear
What better way than getting you something to keep you motivated to continue your fitness journey? Lucky for you: We have plenty of gear on our Youfit Store
9. Meal Prep
This takes a little bit of time, but you will thank yourself later! Make batches of healthy meals that you can refrigerate or freeze and pull out when you’re in a time crunch. This is a great alternative to quick and unhealthy food options.
10. Be realistic
This is very important to consider when setting goals. Not everyone is going to lose 20 lbs in a month. Know your body and what goals you can accomplish realistically. This will keep you motivated to reach your daily/weekly/monthly/year goals. Set your big goals but then break them down into what you want to accomplish each month, week or even day.
11. Don’t get caught up on the scale
Remember: It isn’t what you weigh. The ratio of muscle to fat is far more important than the scale can reveal. Don’t beat yourself up if you aren’t seeing the numbers on the scale that you would like to. Instead ask a knowledgeable YouCoach to do a quick body composition measurement.
12. Mix it up
Try a new workout. Try group training. Try a group exercise class (a full list can be found at youfit.com/gyms). This is a great way to switch up your routine and get out of your comfort zone a little bit.
13. Hang in there
Nobody is perfect. Mis-steps are bound to happen along the way. We are only four weeks into 2018, there are still 48 more weeks to go in 2018! Make sure to keep sight of those goals. YOU got this!
14. Talk to a YouCoach
Our certified personal trainers are experts and will help you with any issues or questions that you may have. If you don’t have a YouCoach, get one! They are great for keeping you motivated and accountable. More information can be found at youfit.com/getpersonal
Do YOU have any tips to improve your fitness? Share them in the comments below!