Secrets to making your New Year fitness resolution stick
Updated on 29 December 2015

Oops! You did it again didn’t you? You enjoyed the holidays like it was your last and then waited for the ball to drop to start your New Year resolution. There’s no denying that staying fit and healthy is one of the most desired resolutions for 2016 and also the one that can fail easily.

However, Fitness First have secrets to make your New Year fitness resolution a success.

Set Realistic Goals: Stop worrying about setting lofty goals and getting your act together to achieve it at the stroke of midnight. Break health goals into smaller milestones, making them specific, measurable and achievable. Make small lifestyle changes towards achieving it, such as having five small portions of healthy meals throughout the day or exercise for at least 30 minutes daily.

Mix It Up: Variety is the name of the game. Include an array of exercise regimes like cardio, yoga and Pilates’ to eliminate boredom. Follow Fitness First’s #Iamtrainingfor and interact with like-minded goal-setters for inspiration and motivation.

Get Help: There are internationally accredited trainers at Fitness First who will help you meet your resolutions and will ease you into exercise for a sustained momentum. Trainers help you stay motivated and be more responsible towards your goal.

Focus on Nutrition: While fitness plays a pivotal role in your New Year resolution, a healthy body relies very much on nutrition too. Each person must consider a unique approach because of their individual activity levels, sensitivity to foods, coping behaviours and adaptable stress system. The exclusive Nutrition by Fitness First provides you with professional dietary advice from nutritionists along with nutritional meal plans and food delivery.

Stay Positive: A positive mental approach is a definite steering factor in attaining every goal. Being healthy and happy is a lot more than just fitting into those jeans or flaunting your six pack abs and toned body.

It is possible to begin a fitness program and stick to it, drive and determination will get you there.

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