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How to stay on track with your fitness journey in 2024

Planning on making 2024 the year of self-care, health and wellness? We definitely are! 

Learn how to set aside time for yourself and to use this to move your body and mind into a calmer, healthier and stronger space while staying on track to achieve your goals with these easy tips: 

  1. Start with achievable goals

If your goals don’t align with your fitness level and lifestyle, they probably are not going to be doable, which leads to frustration and demotivation. Break down larger goals into smaller,

manageable milestones to celebrate along the way.

  1. Create a routine and stick with it
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Find your groove and establish a regular workout schedule to help form a habit. Do what works for you, be it morning workouts, lunchtime jogs, or evening yoga sessions. Consistency is key, so treat your workout like any other important appointment and prioritise it in your daily calendar.

  1. Keep it interesting

Boredom is a common reason people abandon their fitness routines. Mix things up by

incorporating a variety of exercises, from cardio and strength training to flexibility workouts. Trying

new activities not only prevents monotony but also challenges different muscle groups. If you find it

hard to stick to a set gym routine, why not try something fun and exciting like Padel? The sport is

taking the world by storm, and it’s easy to tell why. 

Two women working out together. Source: Unsplash

  1. Get a workout buddy

Having to motivate yourself all the time can be tough, but when you have a friend who is committed too, it can make exercise more enjoyable and help to hold you accountable.

  1. Make use of tech

Be it fitness apps, wearables, or online platforms to track your progress, set reminders and

stay motivated – these tech tools are a great way to help you put together personalised workout plans, get nutritional guidance, and find virtual communities for added support. You can download the Virgin Active app and make sure that wellness is always in the palm of your hand.

  1. Prioritise recovery

Rest and recovery are integral components of a successful fitness journey. Ensure you are getting

enough sleep, practicing proper stretching, and allowing your body time to recover between intense

workouts. Overtraining can lead to burnout and setbacks.

For more fitness tips, visit Virgin Active.

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