Tips to keep on going with your New Years Fitness Plan

Lifestyle / January 24, 2020
by Jack Breckell

It’s that time of the year again lads! With the guilt of Christmas and New Year still looming over you, you’re probably feeling like you should be well into the swing of your new year’s resolution by now, but we know how hard it can be to give yourself a kick up the backside. So, here’s our guide to sticking to your new year’s fitness plan passed January.

The key to sticking to your fitness routine is to stay Motivated. Let’s face it, it’s easier said than done but there are a few things you can do to keep up that momentum:

Set realistic goals

If you’re planning on looking like The Rock by summer, we rate that, but it’s probably worth setting modest, achievable targets so you’re not left feeling a bit bummed come June. Plan out what’s realistic, consider everything that may get in the way or make it difficult to workout. Let’s be honest, you may not want to go full whack if you’re fairly new to the fitness game. Work commitments may get in the way, so take this into consideration so you’re not feeling like you’re letting yourself down if you miss one training session.

Track your progress

This is top way to keep yourself motivated. Keep a workout journal, whether it’s on your phone, a smart watch or on paper, keeping track of how far you’ve ran or how much you’ve lifted is one of the easiest ways to know if you’re getting fitter.

Bring a mate

When your inner demons order you to hit the couch instead of the treadmill, a workout partner can steer you back in the right direction. It’s way easier to bail on the gym than on your pal. Studies show you’ll also work out longer when you bring your mate along. 

Try something new

2020 is already proving to be a bumper year for fitness innovation, with classes like ‘Smart Boxing’ popping up around the UK. Worn on your wrist, the punch tracker device will track the velocity and intensity of your punches, so you can measure your progression over time. Classes will take on a new level of fun, and competition, as you can also see how your right hook compares to your fellow boxers.

If that’s not your style, some gyms are going old school in 2020 with the return of the P.E lesson. These Gym classes will take you right back to the good old days. You can expect to see all the classic equipment: think monkey bars, pommel horses and hanging ropes. The idea is to introduce more ‘play’ into your workout, whilst building strength, mobility and balance. If you were wanting to try something different this year, it’s a good place to start!

Create a banging playlist

What better way to get you feeling pumped than a playlist with all your fav tracks on? Whether you’re lifting heavy to maximize your gains or just looking to shed some of that winter coat, let’s face it – trying to exercise without your headphones just feels wrong. Plus, it’s beyond boring. But even if you are jamming out during your workouts, if you haven’t updated your playlist or simply rely on Spotify’s random shuffle to power you through, you might not be making the most of your session. As it turns out, the tempo of the music you listen to during your workout can majorly influence your results.

Get yourself some new clobber

Let’s face it, when you look the part, you feel the part. Even if you haven’t got a clue what you’re doing, investing in some fresh workout gear is a great way to keep yourself motivated. At scotts we’ve got a sound selection of versatile clobber that you can wear whether you’re hitting the gym or keeping it to the streets. Here’s a few bits we’ve pulled together:

Get your fitness wardrobe up to scratch now.

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