Are You Achieving Your Fitness Goals? – By Eliut Morales

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Springtime is almost here. Hopefully any fitness or financial goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year are well on track. Unfortunately, for many people, goals set are often forgotten or left behind after a few weeks. A study done by the University of Scranton shows that 30% of people who set goals for themselves end up dropping them after only a few weeks. If a bad habit or a busy schedule stopped you from committing to your goals, here are a few tips to help you get back on track!

Give yourself realistic goals. Wouldn’t it be nice if the weight we want to lose just disappeared? Well, we’re not wizards, so we have to work hard to achieve our target fitness levels. Setting realistic and achievable goals can play a key role in following through with them. Start by pacing yourself and taking your exercise routines gradually to avoid burning out. If you feel yourself starting to break your routine, take some time to give your mind and body break. When you feel ready, jump right back into action!

Don’t go it alone. While some people prefer to put headphones on and exercise alone, others may find that working out with a partner or a group is more beneficial. There is no shame in asking friends for help. Chances are they’re also trying to achieve fitness goals! Working out together not only makes it more fun, but it can also give you a boost in confidence. We’ve all felt the struggle of working out alone in the gym, so why not let go of that mindset by bringing people to support and achieve goals together?

At the Community Center, one of our goals is to help you achieve your fitness resolutions by providing affordable personal training sessions. We’ve also created personal training sessions that allow for two or more people to be in the same session! Not only will that make it more affordable for you and your group of friends, but you can take pride in knowing that you are all achieving your goals. All Access Passport holders take an additional 40% off any personal training session, making our group sessions a hit!

If you or your friends have any questions regarding personal training or wish to meet with our trainers, ask a Front Desk Representative for details!

Eliut Morales is the Writer/Content Specialist for the City of Manassas Park, Department of Parks and Recreation. He can be reached at 703-335-8872 or via email at e.morales@manassasparkva.gov.

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