Make Fitness Fun and You Will Be More Likely To Stick With The Program

Have you made any ambitious goals towards improving your health and fitness for 2017? If you have been to the gym lately, I’m sure you’ve noticed the influx of patrons swarming the machines and packing the group fitness classes. As a group fitness instructor at LA Fitness and Dancing Mami, I have certainly noticed an uptick in attendance since the holidays came to an end.

 
Many people ask what’s the key to improving their fitness level, and my first tip is that you need to be consistent! That means you need to make sure that you sweat every day. That’s right – not just on weekends, and not just when you “have time”.

 
But what if exercising feels like a chore? Here’s my second tip – do something you love. Everyone has their own preference – many people enjoy lifting heavy weights or running 5-10 km. Other people, like myself, love choreography classes. Whether it is cardio kickboxing, Zumba, Hip Hop, or Bootcamp, I love moving my body to the beat of the music!

 
The key to a more active lifestyle is finding an activity that brings you joy. Then, you won’t feel like you’re dragging yourself to the gym – you will be searching for every excuse possible to get there because you’ll be excited to workout! Find creative ways to make exercise fun, and then you won’t have problems with motivation – your biggest problem will be finding more ways to do that activity every day, even twice a day, for the rest of your life.
Questions? Feel free to email vivian@dancingmami.com

 

Contributed by Vivian

 

TwitterGoogle+FacebookLinkedInDiggStumbleUponBlogger PostDeliciousShare

Other News

Weenen-gardens

Spring is on the way! We promise!

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. The First Day of Spring and the very first bud poking out of the hard ground mean March can be tantalizing. St. Patrick’s Day smack in the middle guarantees some green, … [Read More...]

MetUC image metspring

Grant Us Peace

It will be a remarkable twinning: the greatest tragedy in the Christian world marked by the greatest musical piece ever written. On Good Friday, which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the … [Read More...]

laurie-ward

Laurie Ward On Easing Into The Spring

Contributed byShaghayegh Tajvidi . Laurie is a Toronto-based Shiatsu Therapist offering treatments downtown, and house calls in Cabbagetown. Get more info and connect at laurieward.ca The deep freeze … [Read More...]

Parliament-st-Fitness

Parliament Street Fitness

Contributed by Jay Patel  and Warren Scott. We opened our doors on February 1st and have been overwhelmed by support from the Cabbagetown community! Although there are numerous fitness clubs downtown, … [Read More...]

facepaint-family-batman-cat-flowers

Paintalicious Face Painting

Face Painting for Everyone….not just kids! Spring is right around the corner and what are some of the things that come to mind that your kids will be soooo looking forward to?  Carnivals, the beach, … [Read More...]

pstreet-March-2018

Parliament Street News in 2018

Written by Duncan Fremlin, Broker. In 2011, I was invited to join the first Cabbagetown chapter of Business Networking International.  I didn’t know it at the time but this weekly breakfast with 20 … [Read More...]

cabbagetown-south-rainbarrel

Cabbagetown South Fundraiser

SECOND ANNUAL RAIN BARREL FUNDRAISER. Cabbagetown South Residents’ Association is pleased to announce the SECOND ANNUAL RAIN BARREL FUNDRAISER in support of Laneway Beautification! We will again be … [Read More...]

Cabbagetown BIA at City Hall

On February 2nd the Cabbagetown BIA was at City Hall with TABIA (Toronto Association Of Business Improvement Areas) along with many of the other 83 Toronto BIAs to celebrate the first official … [Read More...]