It’s the first month of the new year and many people make New Year’s Resolutions centered around health and fitness.  But, unfortunately, these resolutions eventually fade. They’re sort of like short-lived trends and fads.

While many people are able to achieve results as they set out to be healthier and fitter, usually these results are only temporary. The challenge is in maintaining the resolution or goal. If you can manage that, then you have a higher probability of being able to maintain your results.

Here’s the thing though—  if you want to improve your fitness long-term, you have to focus on making it your lifestyle.

There’s no better time than a brand new year to start fresh and work on making fitness a lifestyle. Think of it not as something that you have to do— but rather as something that you get to do.

It’s no secret that it takes hard work to get fit. You dedicated countless hours, ranging from weeks to months or even sometimes years—  to achieving those results. Why not sustain those results by making fitness a lifestyle choice?

You’ll discover soon enough for yourself, but once you make health and fitness part of your lifestyle, you’ll start to reap the many benefits that come with it.

How to Make Fitness a Lifestyle

Making fitness a lifestyle starts with setting specific goals and taking action. The first step in working towards your goals is to build good habits that support the health and fitness lifestyle you desire.

Sometimes it helps to build good habits by replacing your old, bad habits with new, good ones. Adopting a healthy and fitness lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to completely transform your entire life. If you think of it that way, you can easily get overwhelmed. Instead, think about making fitness a lifestyle by including it in your normal routine.

Find a workout or activity that you enjoy. This will make it so much easier to develop a habit of it. You want your new health and fitness lifestyle to be one that you love, not one that you dread.

Don’t focus on quick fixes and extremes. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not all about getting results as soon as possible. Creating a health and fitness lifestyle tailored to suit your personal needs is a journey that takes time. Enjoy it!

Top Tips For Living the Fitness Lifestyle With Lagree

Don’t Push Yourself Too Hard

Avoiding extremes ties into the first tip for living a fitness lifestyle: Don’t push yourself too hard. A major aspect of Lagree is the mind-body connection. This fosters body awareness and reminds you to listen to the signals your mind sends to your body.

For instance, knowing when the pain is good pain, which comes with challenging yourself, or if it’s the bad pain that comes from pushing yourself too hard. This often results in injuries or burnout, which then sets you back further on your journey to establishing your fitness lifestyle.

Pushing yourself too hard may appear in other ways as well. This might be sacrificing sleep in order to get your workout in or starving yourself in order to lose weight. A fitness lifestyle involves a healthy balance. Adequate rest and proper nutrition are important parts of a healthy and fitness lifestyle.

Enjoy Your Off Days

Off days are essential for maintaining a healthy and fitness lifestyle. Your body needs time to rest after workouts. Giving your muscles time to recover is crucial. Without rest days, your body won’t maximize the benefits of your hard work during your Lagree workouts.

Your off days allow your muscles to rebuild and repair before the next workout. Resting is essential for your body to heal itself.

Be Consistent (With Lagree and Nutrition)

Consistency is the secret key to success in any area of your life. But with Lagree, consistency is non-negotiable.  When you’re consistent with your Lagree training, you create amazing habits to set you up for long-term results. A health and fitness lifestyle inherently involves consistency.

Consistency puts you on the path to achieving your fitness goals. And creating healthy eating habits will help you achieve your fitness goals faster. You should be consistent in your nutrition choices as well.

Change Your Fitness Goals Frequently

While consistency is essential in a fitness lifestyle, changing your fitness goals from time to time is also important. This might seem contradictory at first glance. But this just means that changing your goals keeps you from having a boring and monotonous lifestyle. The habit and steps you take in working towards your declared goals should involve some degree of consistency.

Change is a natural part of life. As we grow and change, our fitness goals should change with us. Make sure to write down your goals, and the more specific they are, the better. Then write down the steps in your plan of action to achieve your desired fitness goals. This is how you develop and create your health and fitness lifestyle.

Try Lagree for a Fun and Effective Workout

I consider myself to be a pretty active person. Growing up, I participated in all sorts of activities. These included but were not limited to, soccer, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, cheerleading, and dance. Today, while I don’t participate in extreme sports, I live an active lifestyle, and health and fitness are part of it. 

I’ve tried many different group fitness classes and types of workouts and activities, but Lagree is a definite stand-out. You get a full-body workout with a high-caloric burn. Strength training meets cardio on the one-and-only mega former.

A new year is a great time to try a new workout. Lagree is a dynamic workout that is low-impact, while still giving you the benefits of a high-intensity workout. If you haven’t tried a Lagree class before, make your way to the studio and check out a class.

Start Creating Your Health & Fitness Lifestyle Today

Lagree is the perfect choice of workout to begin your fitness lifestyle. It’s challenging for anyone, regardless of fitness level and experience. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner because modification options are plentiful—  making Lagree accessible to all.

With Lagree, you strengthen and tone your muscles, improve your flexibility and balance, build muscular endurance, and get a cardio workout all in one fell swoop.

Lagree challenges your body, and your mind. You boost your metabolism while practicing your mind-body connection.

Making fitness a lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult and stressful. Sure, it requires some commitment and dedication. But the hard work you put into creating a healthy and fitness lifestyle will be well worth the abundance of benefits you’ll experience.

Take your first step toward starting your fitness lifestyle with a Lagree class today. Check out the new members’ specials and sign up for your first class. See you on the Megaformer!