I asked Catherine Bragington why she had joined SE Fitness and she said “I saw your groups and everyone looked so happy”
It made me realise how important it is to enjoy what ever exercise you take up. Sometimes we have people join us who discover that walking or running is not for them, there comes a time when they have to admit this isn’t working. We would encourage them to find some other form of exercise that makes them buzz.
If you like to dance put on your favourite music and dance, dance alone or dance with your children. Or join a zumba class. If you like to be in water but don’t like swimming try aqua aerobics. If you like team sports find one which is taking on new members. If you have children try to have active holidays and active weekends. As a parent you can be a great example.
Some will find a little healthy competition gives them the buzz to keep active – seeing improvement is a great motivator. Competing for a team or entering fun runs can keep you focussed, making exercise fun and exciting.
Others will want to exercise in company preferring the social side of exercise – meeting like minded friends. Having an ‘exercise buddy’ can be a great motivator.
Associating exercise with something pleasant can help you enjoy the exercise. Make a deal with yourself – go for a walk and then watch your favourite television programme. Workout with a friend and then go for coffee.
Catering to your own likes and dislikes will help you to learn to love exercise. So, not only will your body change but your mind will change too.