THE PROBLEM WITH NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
New Year means New Year’s resolutions. On the face of it, making resolutions in January makes perfect sense. It’s a New Year and chance for a fresh start. Also, if resolutions are centred on living a healthier lifestyle: eating better or drinking less – then immediately after Christmas is the perfect time. Some people over-indulge so much over the festive season to the point that they’ve actually had enough of eating and drinking by the end of December!
A combination of that, and the struggle to fit into your trousers on the first day back at work in January, is often all the incentive you need to do something about it. Sadly, most New Year’s resolutions have been abandoned by the end of January. Gyms see a sharp spike in memberships at the start of each year.
A regular gym-goer will notice how busier their gym becomes in January. They’ll spot the gym newbies easily – clearly identifiable in their shiny new gym wear. And by the middle of February half of the newbies have disappeared into dust and the regulars have their gym back!
COMMITMENT, BELIEF AND DETERMINATION
So, why does this happen? Why do so many New Year’s fitness resolutions fail? Well, it’s a combination of factors. To succeed you need to have belief. You need to show commitment and you need to be determined. It’s a challenge to lose weight and to reach fitness goals but the challenge is actually more of a mental one than it is physical. This makes it harder to achieve.
Many people who start out in January full of all the best intentions fall by the wayside because they have set themselves unrealistic targets. It works both ways. If your target is just to ‘lose weight’ or ‘get fitter’ then that is not being specific enough. Equally, setting targets that aren’t achievable is a recipe for disaster. A goal to lose 2 stone by the end of January is both unrealistic and unhealthy. Expecting to be ready to run your first marathon by the end of February would be setting yourself up for a lot of pain… and failure.
The other problem is the way that most ‘conventional’ gyms operate. Many will offer a gym induction that will offer a new member useful advice and show them how to use the various pieces of equipment. But, after that, people are just left to their own devices. Unless you are incredibly single-minded and determined, it’s all too easy to lose focus and heart pretty quickly.
DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY WITH PIONEER FITNESS
At Pioneer Fitness, we do things differently. Of course, you still need to show those important characteristics of commitment, belief and determination. You can’t do anything without these. However, at Pioneer Fitness you will be joining a genuine community. Our personal trainers constantly monitor the progress their clients are making. Our class programmes are specifically designed so that everybody beats their best. Essentially with our classes you will be getting all the benefits of a personal training session – for a fraction of the price.
Yes, your targets and goals still need to be realistic, but you will soon be smashing your goals. This will give you the belief you need to go on and achieve things you never thought possible.
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