Whilst we all carry a little extra Christmas weight that we aim to get rid of in
January, it is important that you also consider long-term goals, mapping out some
personal milestones that last past January.

Where many will just say ‘I want to lose weight’ or ‘I want to tone up’, putting together a more specific plan such as ‘I aim to lose half a stone’ or, ‘lose two inches from my waist’, can keep you focused, allowing you to keep track of progressions and can make you excited and geared up to hit the next goal.

Buddy up, as they say, a bit of competition never hurt anyone! This is why buddying up in the gym is a great way to maintain efforts, pushing each other and mirroring each other’s motivation.

This is incredibly impacting if you are a creature of habit that needs someone in their ear, giving you that extra push to reach the limits you know you can.

Although your buddy does not have to reflect you physically, it is good to pick a gym partner that employs the same core vision and utilises the same equipment and techniques. Whether this is a gym partner or a Personal Trainer.

This will allow you to track your progress and take inspiration from one another.

Make exercise part of your lifestyle. It may be an overused cliché in the health and
fitness industry, but ‘changing your lifestyle’ is more important than a quick-fix
solution, enjoying healthier weight-loss and muscle growth.

By viewing exercise as part of your lifestyle, you will be less likely to skip the gym.
So here’s to 2021 and the new you!