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How to Stay on Track with Your Workouts

Danielle Prager

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Congratulations! If you find yourself reading this, then you have successfully completed the first step toward a healthier and more dynamic you. As you embark on a new journey to a healthier lifestyle, it’s important to realize that you not only need to, but want to make a change. Keep in mind that staying on track with your workouts is as much a physical challenge as it is a mental challenge. Now, ask yourself, are you committed? Remember, mind over matter—your goals are never out of reach.

Check out these tips from our iFit trainers to help you stay on track with your workout routine.

Gideon Akande

The time of year for reflection and rededication is upon us, and personal fitness is at the forefront in the minds of most. Whether this is your first rodeo or you’re an experienced athlete, here are my 5 top tips to improve your exercise excellence.

  1. Start somewhere. It doesn’t matter what you do, just MOVE! You can fine-tune the process at a later time, so start with the most convenient forms of exercise for you.
  2. Take it easy. Rome wasn’t built in a day; neither was your body. There is no need to feel like you must complete your goals in the first week. Build slowly and gradually to remain safe and feel accomplished.
  3. Switch gears. Fitness is a very personal journey. It is not necessary to only follow one discipline to see results. Therefore, try it all! You’ll be surprised at what your body best responds to, but, more importantly, what you may enjoy.
  4. Posse up. Studies show that success rates improve dramatically when you surround yourself with others that share similar goals. Join forces with family, friends, and coworkers to develop accountability that will push you further, longer.
  5. Rest for your best. Recovery is essential for you to feel and perform better. Stretch, massage, and sleep are great ways to increase energy, boost metabolism, and fuel your next sweat session.

You can train with Gideon on any iFit-enabled equipment all around the world and in the studio!

Follow Gideon on Instagram @getfitwithfgiddy 
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Breeanna Cox

Here are my tried-and-true tips for staying on track!

  1. Set realistic goals. Break up your activity into small tasks each and every day, so it’s not so intimidating. Try incorporating 30 squats 3 times a day into your routine, and then build up from there.
  2. Hold yourself accountable. Tell friends, family, or your spouse what your goals are, so you’ve officially put your goal out to the world. This will help ensure that you follow through with your fitness plans.
  3. Love your workouts. Don’t follow fitness fads or trends—do what you find enjoyable, so that you look forward to your workouts instead of dread them.
  4. Have a clear purpose. Identify what it is that’s driving you to stick to your goal. Why do you want to be more fit? Once you figure out your motivation, write it down and post it everywhere you can see it!

You can train with Breeanna on any iFit-enabled treadmill and elliptical!

Follow Breanna on Instagram @bodybybree2
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Elyse Miller

We all get a little off track from time to time. The best way to stay on track is to make fitness a top priority.

  1. Schedule your workouts. Plan your workouts as if it’s an appointment with someone else. You wouldn’t want to cancel out on a hair or doctor appointment, so don’t ditch out on yourself. Set a time and follow through.
  2. Prep your gear. I lay my workout clothes out at night, so I see them waiting for me first thing in the morning. Having that reminder staring at you in the face as soon as you wake up makes it harder to skip out on your workout.
  3. Early bird gets the worm. I’ve found that early workouts are great for those with busy schedules. Rather than putting it at the end of the day, when a million other things can get in the way, I recommend waking up 30–60 minutes early to get your sweat on.
  4. Keep it at home. Having workout equipment at home is a major game changer, too! Taking out the commute and hassle of a gym saves so much time and eliminates excuses.
  5. Make it a lifestyle. Exercising your body should be as routine as brushing your teeth. Make it a non-negotiable. Even on your “off days,” it’s good to schedule in some body work time—stretching, foam rolling, or planning for the next workout.

You can train with Elyse in Bora Bora and in studio classes on any iFit-enabled treadmill!

Follow Elyse on Instagram @fitelyse 
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John Peel

  1. Sign up for a program. If you are just beginning your fitness journey or looking for a routine to get you back in the game, the iFit Alps Incline Series is the perfect program! This 6-week plan will ease you into a structured workout regimen and also give you the push and climb you need to hit some challenging progressions. Not only will you sweat, but you will experience the most beautiful location I think we’ve filmed at to date. The Alps are breathtaking. They are even more breathtaking when you witness them from the summit, after crushing a workout!
  2. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Dehydration can lead to a lack of energy and increased heart rate—both will make your workouts much more challenging. I like to drink two cups of water as soon as I wake up. It’s an easy change to make to your morning routine, but it makes a big impact.
  3. #100aDay. Since having back surgery, I’ve set a personal goal of doing 100 ab rollouts each day. A strong core means more stability, improved performance, better posture, and also leaves you less susceptible to fitness-related injuries. Set a goal that doesn’t take too much time out of your day. That way, you’ll have no excuses not complete it!

You can train with John on any iFit-enabled equipment, all around the world and in the studio!

Follow John on Instagram @johnpeelefitness
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The first step to fitness success is believing you can do it. Staying on track is the hard part, but with small changes in your mindset and daily routines, you can make a lasting impact in the long run. You only have one body, so make sure you nurture it and give it the attention it deserves! Here’s to a happier, healthier, and more dynamic you. You deserve it.

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