The haze has certainly taken its toll on everyone’s motivation levels.
Your favourite outdoor fitness classes have been cancelled. You can’t go for your regular run. You’re stuck inside feeling frustrated and are probably more inclined to loosen the reins on your clean-eating, healthy-living, pre-haze-self.
So, how do you de-funk your fitness funk?
Here are Momentum Bootcamps’ Top 7 Tips:
- Wake up and jump into your active wear. Don’t get out of them until you’ve EARNED your shower and change of clothes. You’ll be more inclined to get moving, trust us!
- Recruit a mate. With GuavaPass you can book an indoor bootcamp (we’re offering them) spin class, boxing, HIIT, yoga or pilates class and much more, so grab a mate and tee up your exercise schedule for the week. Similarly, send your mate WhatsApp challenges that you BOTH have to do before the days out. E.g 100 squats & 50 sit-ups. It’ll keep the engine firing.
- You can’t leave the house but don’t know where to begin for a workout? Hit up YOUTUBE or INSTAGRAM – millions of people are posting great workouts that you can smash out in 10+ minutes at home. For YouTube channels, I can highly recommend Fitness Blender, BodyRockTV, Melissa Bender and AXFIT. For the gram – I love achieving balance (Tanya Poppet), Kayla_Itsines and HOME.EXERCISES. When you see other people moving and looking great, it’ll make you want to join the club.
- Psych yourself up and create a high-energy playlist and pump up the volume. (Spotify/Apple Music are great Apps to help you do this)
- Visualisation is a powerful mental tool – imagine yourself feeling your best. Looking your best. Having tons of energy and rocking any outfit you choose. Keep focused on your goals and chipping away at them week by week.
- By exercising you’re actively helping to enhance your mood. Serotonin is produced in the brain that helps to lower stress levels and increases feelings of wellness and happiness. So stop making excuses and just start moving. You’ll be thanking yourself shortly!
- Limit your booze intake – alcohol is like liquid bread and a glass or two every night can contribute to 1,000 or more unwanted calories a week. It can also negatively impact your mood, dehydrate and weaken your immune system. Wake up with a clear head and hit up Tip No. 1.
By Ness Birch, Founder and Co-Director