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Post Lockdown: How To Stay The Course In The Gym

We hear ya. We know the score. Everyone knows someone who has said it. They’re going to start a fitness regime post lockdown.

Well check this out; the secret to sticking with an exercise regime has been revealed.

Going To The Gym To Cheer Yourself Up

A poll of 2,000 Brits found those who start exercising as a way of simply boosting their mood stick with their plan the longest.

Gym-goers who want to keep fit and take care of their health are also more likely to keep going.

But simply trying to stay slim is most likely to result in people quitting early with those exercising for this reason only lasting around five weeks before they throw in the towel.

The study, by Vitabiotics, found 62 per cent of adults reckon they are more likely to stick with a diet or fitness regime if they have some sort of goal in mind.

Nevertheless, one in four wants to make a permanent change to their lifestyle in 2021.

A spokesman for Vitabiotics Wellman Energy and Wellwoman Energy supplements said: “Everyone has different reasons for embarking on a fitness regime – whether it’s simply to lose weight, get in shape for a holiday or to do something for themselves.

“But it seems some motives are more likely to be successful than others.

“When you start exercising, you have the best of intentions to stick with it but that can be easier said than done.”

The study found those who turn to exercise to improve their mood keep going for seven weeks and six days on average.

At the other end of the scale, those who are trying to maintain their slim build or weight loss will only keep going for five weeks and four days before they start to miss sessions.

Take Home Message

As well as focusing on weight loss for your new year resolutions, it would benefit your training longevity if you also focused on the your wellbeing. Finding an exercise pursuit that you enjoy is critical. You’re more likely to keep going if you’re doing something you enjoy.

That’s why we focus on personal and group training at SPC. We provide our members with the consistency that is often the number one thing missing from people’s training habits. Joining a gym and expecting yourself to go 3-4x per week can be unrealistic and there is never any accountability should you not go.

At SPC we actively encourage all our members to attend their sessions and is the reason why we run an appointment only facility. We have Whatsapp support with all our members in the group training programme, whilst organising a number of different events away from the gym to promote a real sense of community amongst one another.

Whatever your goal may be, just take note of how you feel doing it. This can keep you training consistently in the long term.

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