Focus on Fitness: Get back to the gym |

Focus on Fitness: Get back to the gym

Marietta Roberts/For the Steamboat Today
Focus on Fitness, presented by Old Town Hot Springs
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So it’s been four months or more since you’ve worked out, and you’re struggling to begin again. Sound familiar? Starting small, making it fun and leaning on people and resources around you can help you get back to it.

Try the following tips:

• Start small: Make a commitment to yourself to work out 30 minutes just three times per week throughout 30 days. By the end of the month, lacing up your running shoes will become automatic.

• According to Nike, “Just Do It”: Keep your new routine going by sticking to it. Don’t let stopping be an option.

• Make a workout date: Scheduling workout plans with a friend can help motivate you to follow through on your commitment to yourself.

• Have fun: Exercise classes can keep your workouts fun and new. Alternatively, stick to a cardio machine or walking trail you like and enjoy your favorite playlist.

• Seek guidance: A personal trainer can advise you on the best workouts for your body and goals and keep you accountable.

Consult a doctor before beginning a new workout regimen, especially if you stopped your previous routine for health reasons.

Marietta Roberts is the fitness director at Old Town Hot Springs.

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