Body Pump finished, without you. You scheduled the 6am class in your calendar, packed your trainers the night before. Yet it’s 8am as you stare into your coffee from your kitchen, wondering where you went wrong.
Sound familiar? Maintaining motivation to achieve your fitness goals can be hard. And it can be easier to skip the gym when you’ve got no one but yourself holding you accountable. Especially leading into rainy Autumn mornings. A gym buddy could be the answer.
Coffees and cardio are better with friends
Fundamental to gathering momentum and pushing past any distractions (or wet mornings) can be those around you. Connecting with your gym’s community can be the best way to keep you moving when the temptation of the snooze button, or another glass of wine the night before creeps in.
Once you’re consistently training, it’s common you might start to see the same sweaty faces around. Having a crew of gym buddies that you can high five after you hit a new PB on your deadlift may be the connection to your training you need to keep you coming back.
Sharing a coffee after a great cardio session in the V-Cafe can also be a great way to keep the conversation and relationships developing week to week.
Vibing with a Personal Trainer
The connection you develop with a Personal Trainer can be transformative to your results and how you feel in the gym. By having a Personal Trainer help you along the way, you can feel confident in the safety of the movements and workouts you’re doing. This is especially true if you’re intimidated by a squat rack, or trying out strength training for the first time.
Personal training keeps you accountable and makes sure you’re getting the results you deserve with the work you’re putting in. The relationship you share can make the gym a space you ‘want to’ and not always a ‘need to’ go.
The trainers at Virgin Active are great listeners and professional planners who can help you with where you want to go. Reach out if you’d like to learn more about who you can connect with at your local Virgin Active club.
Keeping it regular with classes
Scheduling classes in your calendar each week is one of the best ways to build that healthy routine. Classes are a great way to meet new people and build a community of active people around you.
As the days get shorter, the warmth of the doona can feel much more comforting than the gym and it’s often when we fall back into old habits. At Virgin Active, we understand that building a healthy routine is key to your success in achieving a healthy lifestyle.
There are lots of unhelpful patterns you can slip back into when trying to prioritise your health and wellbeing. It can feel like trudging through a swamp when we want to see the view from the top of the mountain. Getting started is the trickiest part – once you’re moving, those connections will help you reach the summit.
Ready to make those connections? At Virgin Active, we believe in a holistic approach to wellness. We offer spaces for not only exercise, but also building a community. Signing up has never been easier – book in for your free tour at a club near you to learn more.