Back to school season is upon us, and in just a few short weeks the kids will be headed back to the classroom, giving you time to head back to the gym. Just like kids are preparing for the new school year, now is the time for you start preparing to get back into a regular workout routine. But after a summer packed with vacations, cookouts and suntans, you might be having a little trouble deciding how to get started.
That’s why this month we’re making it easy for you to kick-start your workouts in just three simple steps:
1) Pick a time and stick to it – By scheduling your workout ahead of time, you’ll be less likely to get preoccupied by other things that might keep you out of the gym. If you say you’re going to work out “sometime this week,” chances are you’ll either forget (or choose to forget). Consistency is key, so pick a day, pick a time and put it on your calendar.
2) Plan your workout – Getting back into your workout groove can be a challenge, especially if you’ve been away from the gym for a little while. Instead of showing up with no game plan, sit down beforehand and decide what type of workout you’re going to do and how long you’re going to do it for. This will keep you on track, and ultimately save you more time in the long run. If you’re unsure of how to create that plan, talk to a personal trainer about your goals and ask for guidance in setting the roadmap for your success.
3) Find a partner – Having a workout buddy is an easy way to increase your motivation and accountability. It can be easy to skip out on a workout or only give a half-hearted effort if you’re by yourself, but if you know someone else is counting on you to be there, you’re more likely to show up and give it your all. Even if you aren’t at the same fitness level as your partner, having a shoulder to lean on can make all the difference.
Bonus tip: When it comes to back to school season, everyone knows it’s important to have the right supplies! That’s why this month, you can win a free “Back to School Grab Bag,” loaded with cool Snap Fitness gear! All you have to do is Like Snap Fitness on Facebook! See below to get started now.