4 easy ways to get you (and keep you) moving this Winter

Category | Motivation

It’s hard to motivate yourself at the best of times, let alone in the winter, when it’s cold and gets dark early. Summer bodies are made in Winter. Start working on yours now.  

Here are 4 easy ways to get you moving this Winter:

1. Get moving

Whether it be walking around your neighbourhood, sweating it out with high intensity intervals or a Pilates class. Just start. The time is now. My Mat Pilates classes are held indoors with heating , and parking right outside – so the rain and cold won’t keep you away. A 60 minute Pilates class is a mind and body workout. Gain strength from the inside out. Depending on your mindset, you can take it easy or push harder with varied exercise options on offer.

2. Go with a friend

Find someone to go with you. Be accountable to each other – even if it is just turning up for your friend when they don’t want to go (or vice versa!). Go one step further and set goals for each other! The goal could be as simple as you both agree to turn up for “X” amount of weeks or a set amount of classes and not cancel on each other. Another goal could be one that is of a more physical nature. We encourage our participants to come with a friend, enjoy the journey together and take advantage of our referral program.

Use these times as your “catchup”. Sometimes just being with a friend and sharing this time together can lift your mood! It’s always more fun with a friend.

3. Schedule yourself

Input your classes or workouts into your calendar/schedule as if they are work meetings or appointments. You will find that you are less likely to cancel your class or workout. It also serves as a reminder of what you have on during your week. Your own health and well being should be a high priority. This can be a very easy way to make it happen.

4. Make it fun

Make sure you have an element of fun in your workout or class even if that “fun” lasts only 30 seconds! Do something you enjoy and that makes you feel good.

Don’t under estimate the “fun factor”. It is so important! Let’s face it – if it’s fun, you will be more likely to continue and be more consistent. The “fun factor” also impacts your mental health in a very positive way. For some people, those positive boosts to their mental health can be more beneficial than the physical component.

Have fun and enjoy yourself!

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