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25 Ways Personal Trainers Keep Their Motivation

It’s not always easy to stick to your exercise program. Here are 25 ways that professional trainers get motivated and inspired—and stay there.

  1. Try a new class to break up your routine
  2. Have a little treat every day to help control cravings
  3. Rev up your music with new, upbeat playlists
  4. Give yourself an internal pep talk
  5. Plan an extra delicious post-workout meal
  6. Workout with a buddy or a group
  7. Practice mindfulness to help stay focused
  8. Surround yourself with positive people
  9. Listen to your body so you know when to push harder—and when to slow down
  10. Walk or run to the gym as a warmup
  11. Stay focused on the present and what you can accomplish right now
  12. Watch yourself in the mirror as you work out to perfect your form
  13. Try a cup of energizing Matcha tea pre-workout
  14. Check fitness hashtags on Instagram and Twitter for a little extra inspiration
  15. Remember how good you’ll feel after your workout
  16. Practice gratitude to stay grounded in your routine
  17. Customize your music playlists to set a particular mood
  18. Indulge in a new workout outfit
  19. Remember to rest enough so your muscles recover well
  20. Approach your workouts from a strong, positive, persistent point of view
  21. Eat small, frequent meals to keep your energy up
  22. Set realistic goals
  23. Keep a written journal to record your progress
  24. Take classes that challenge you
  25. Make time for activities that you’re passionate about

Published on: April 07, 2016