December is an awesome time to re-assess goals and determine the resolutions that we want to make for the New Year. Resolutions are easy to make, but hard to keep. The hardest part is getting started in the first place! Old habits die hard, and if you don’t start making changes to your fitness routine early in the New Year, it’s easy to get discouraged. Here are some things to ask yourself as you begin making your resolutions.

What Are My Goals?
Start by asking yourself what you want to do in the next year, fitness-wise.

  • Do you want to run a 10k?
  • Complete a triathlon?
  • Drop a few pounds after the holidays?
  • Improve your overall cardiovascular fitness?

How Will I Achieve These Goals?
Consider how you will best meet these goals.

  • Do you exercise best in a group setting or alone?
  • Do you need motivation?
  • If you’re training for a race, are you doing it alone?
  • Are you following a training schedule?

Many people take the time to set goals, but don’t have a plan to achieve them…and even if they do, they are trying to attain their goals without any support or accountability.

Where Can I Turn For Motivation?
There’s a reason many motivators quip that you are the average of your five closest associates. If your five closest friends/family members/colleagues do not set fitness goals for the New Year, chances are, you will not either.

Despair not, though! Here are some proven strategies that will help you reach and exceed your fitness goals in the New Year.

Group Classes
Group classes are a great way to have fun, get fit, stay motivated, and keep mentally and physically strong. If you like to be surrounded by people that create a great motivating experience, keep you accountable and help you through the workouts, then group classes are the key to kick starting your fitness in 2015! Looking for a group class that emphasizes overall strength and cardiovascular wellness? Better Body BootCamp is the class you’re looking for! Pumping music, friendly vibes, and a supportive group atmosphere will help you achieve a better body, better mind, better wellness with a program designed to strengthen you overall.

Personal and Semi-Personal Training
Another strategy to stay focused is to get some personal or semi-personal training. Everyone has different needs. Some may like the aspect of one on one coaching more than being in a group setting. Semi-personal training offers the benefit of personalization for you and a friend or two, which keeps you motivated and accountable to work toward your fitness goals. If personal or semi-personal training is something you’d consider, come try out a free evaluation and workout!

Why Choose Catalyst?
At Catalyst Physical Therapy and Wellness, we take a holistic approach to ensure you get you where you need to be in 2015. Our dedicated multi-disciplinary team of trainers, masseuses, yogis, acupuncturists, and physical therapists is devoted to ensuring that you reach your fitness and wellness goals in the New Year.

As much as we pride ourselves on being a light-hearted and upbeat bunch, wellness is serious business to us, because we understand that feeling your best will impact everyday life and the lives of those around you. Come join us to see and feel the difference for yourself. Take advantage of our fun training options to ensure that you achieve your fitness goals in 2015!

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