Best Exercise Motivation Tips

9 Ways to Stick to Your Gym Routine This Year

Never skip a workout again! These motivational strategies are scientifically proven to score you a healthy gym habit

Go Slow And Steady

“Forget the go-big-or-go-home philosophy,” says Kristen James, New York metro area fitness manager for Equinox Fitness Clubs. When you work out too hard—especially early into a routine before your body has a chance to adapt—you risk injuring yourself or just plain burning out, both of which can put an end to your gym habit. Once you have a fitness goal and deadline in mind, James recommends working backward: Determine smaller goals you’ll need to accomplish along the way and write down realistic dates for meeting them. (Video: A quick and easy living room workout routine) Breaking up your goal into chunks will make it feel more manageable and help you keep pace over the long term, she says.

Print it! This inspirational poster will help you stay patient and motivated even when the needle on the scale isn't moving

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