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Results come from work—not luck. Let's get started!

Mar 18, 2024

Finding a four-leaf clover while you’re out for a jog? That’s luck.
The endorphin hit that you get after said jog? That’s not luck—that’s work.

It can be all too easy to attribute a healthy, fit body and mind to luck, but nothing could be further from the truth. If you’ve tried to hit fitness goals and have missed the mark you set for yourself, you’re not alone! Taking control of your fitness journey isn’t just empowering—it also starts the process of digging in and working toward the success you want.

Getting the results that you’re looking for in the gym has everything to do with working smart, working hard, getting the right people in your corner, and staying committed, even on the days when the couch is oh-so-comfy and you can’t think of anything you want to do less than hit the gym. Fitness Together studios are excited to be in your corner and love helping clients see just how far their strength can take them.

Let’s take a look at how you can cultivate the right environment for health and fitness success, without having to hope that luck pushes you toward hitting your next fitness goal.

1. Work smarter—and harder!

Putting in the hard work required to move toward your healthiest self is vital, but it’s also important that you work smart. This might mean working with a personal trainer, meeting with a registered dietitian, or joining a club of like-minded individuals (like a running or walking club) to keep you accountable.

There’s no need for you to figure out the ins and outs of hitting your goals on your own—that’s what the brand is here for. When you work with an experienced local Fitness Together studio’s personal trainer, you’ll have education, experience, and positivity on your side. The brand knows what it takes to push you to the place where challenge meets ability, and it also knows how to keep you motivated with your eye on the next prize. Building a support team also means that you’ll have people there to celebrate your successes (and let you know if you’re slipping).

When you choose to enlist others to help you in your journey toward health, you’re enlisting the power of community. It can be easy to sink into the comfort of old habits when no one else is watching, but when you have the right people in your corner, you’ll be motivated to get up and get moving, even on the days when it takes some extra effort.

When you have encouraging and positive supporters on your side, you’ll also be able to push yourself to go the extra mile (literally, if necessary!). Working with an experienced personal trainer can help you know when it’s time to give your body the rest it needs and when it’s time to push through to your final rep.

2. Get your mind right—daily.

If you’re waiting for the day you wake up motivated to hit the gym, you may find yourself waiting for quite some time. Your mind is like a muscle—the more you flex it, the stronger it will get.

Getting your mind in the right place to help you move toward your goals is often more easily said than done, however. Let’s take a look at a few simple tips you can use to get yourself moving on the days that it feels tough.

Meditate. It sounds odd that slowing down can help you get moving, but it works! Taking a few minutes each day to decompress by meditating can help you stay calm and focused. There’s no wrong way to meditate. If you struggle to clear your mind on your own (we get it!), using an app like Calm can help you clear your mind, lower your stress levels, and keep you moving forward.

Make time for rest. While working out and eating well are key to your wellness journey, sleep also plays a pivotal role. Research shows that people who get enough rest are more likely to stick to their fitness goals, and people who exercise are more likely to get better sleep. Tough workouts can actually change your brain chemistry, providing you with more of the hormone that works to signal the body that it’s time to sleep.

Strengthen the mind-body connection. Your mind influences your body, and vice versa. Engaging in activities that help you explore the connection between your mind and body can help you become more in tune with the benefits you’re getting from working out regularly and eating in a way that fuels your body. Dance, yoga, tai chi, and hiking can all help you notice the unique ways your mind and body work together.

3. Stay committed.

Sticking to new habits can be tough, and having a game plan before you start can increase the likelihood that you succeed. Let’s take a look at a few tips and tricks you can try to ensure that you’re on the path to creating lifelong habits that will support your wellness for years to come.

Make a schedule—and stick to it. You wouldn’t cancel a dentist appointment just because you didn’t feel like going. Scheduling your workouts, grocery shopping, and food prep times can make it easier to stick to your plan. If you’re working with a personal trainer or have set up a workout schedule with a friend, even better.

Set reasonable goals. Setting massive, short-term goals that would require undergoing a major lifestyle change is not usually the best way to support your health. Working with your personal trainer to set goals that make sense for what you’d like to accomplish can help you stay motivated as you’re enjoying the extra energy and endorphin boost that you get from working out.

Expect the unexpected. When you’ve got a solid routine going, a misstep can throw off your momentum. Planning for tough days, illness, and other unexpected issues can help you keep moving even when your plan is disrupted. Scheduling a rest day or two each week, having a plan for days when you can only squeeze in a tough workout, and keeping a few healthy meal options in the freezer can all help you stay on the straight and narrow when things get rough.

Fitness Together Studios Have Got You!

The brand knows what it takes to get you where you want to go, and Fitness Together studios be with you every step of the way. They depend on luck to move you forward— personal trainers carefully crafts fitness plans and carry you through engaging workouts that will have you making daily progress. No matter what your fitness level, no matter where you’re starting out, studios are there to set you up with their experienced personal trainers who will work with you to design personalized programs that will help you feel your best. We can’t wait to meet you—reach out to your local Fitness Together studio today, and get to work!


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