How to make your New Years Fitness Resolution a Successful One…

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Ok….It’s the new year, and Google will be blasted with millions of key words that will include “Fitness” “Gyms” “Personal Training” “Fat Loss” etc… Now these intentions are fantastic but the follow through is the tough part. So how do you make your New Years Fitness Resolution a Successful One? Well I am here to explain…. Phew (I knew you were worried)….

Firstly, you need to have a reality check with yourself. The question you need to ask is, what type of fitness program works for me? And remember a successful program should encompass: Cardio, Strength and Flexibility work. For example, this could be a combination of Thursday night Volleyball, Tuesday Strength Training, Wednesday morning Yoga and Sunday night spin.


Secondly, you need to be honest. Like real honest. Do you need a support system to go to exercise? (i.e. friend or boyfriend/girlfriend) And is that always possible? Do you need someone to tell you to exercise? Or, do you have the perseverance to do your fitness program on your own?

Lastly, but the most important is you need to ask yourself, “What am I trying to achieve?”. Are my goals just to maintain, so I can binge drink on some cask ales or are they a little more specific (i.e. trying to fit into a size 4 before my wedding).

Once you have these questions sorted out, we can now look at specifics. We are going to put people in 3 different categories (Personal Trainer, Gym Goer, Group Fitness). This is fun, because putting people in categories is well….fun…

Remember many people will overlap, between a few of these…

 Do you need Personal a Trainer?

  • Will rarely go to the gym on their own
  • Likes not to think about what to do in a workout
  • Not seeing results or looking for quicker results
  • Seeks nutritional advice
  • Is not confident technically of various exercises
  • Does not monitor workouts or diet
  • Is seeking a new workout routine
  • Can afford anywhere between $200 and more per month


Do you need to join a Gym?

  • Needs a space to go workout after or before work
  • Has a good routine for fitness or follows along online
  • Is self-motivated (Actually…)
  • Good understanding of what to do technically
  • Occasionally, monitors diet and workouts
  • Can afford anywhere between $50 and more per month


Do you need to join Group Fitness class? (i.e. Spin, Pilates, Boot camp etc).

  • Enjoys being in a group environment
  • Enjoys a variety of different fitness programs
  • Enjoys being more social in fitness and health (i.e. going to workout with friends)
  • Can afford anywhere between $50 and more per month

In the end, do not look in the mirror and be naive. Are your goals important? If they are, then spend the money to get results. If you are looking for other outlets to get exercise seek out what they are and make it a routine in your everyday life. Small changes, make long time differences…I know very cliché, but very true. Try to remember that focusing on one specific fitness area of your life will not make you “fit” and “healthy”. It needs to be spread out to everything (i.e. diet, gym, athletics, moderate activity, etc…).

Till next time!

Angus Burke



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Ok….enough with the trainer rant…Here is a great gym tune to get you going. Choose your right path and let’s get 2016 off to a great start.



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