Happy New Year!
Although you can set clear goals at any time of the year, new year’s resolutions have a unique significance since you start with a tangible marker: a new calendar year! You can motivate yourself to succeed by telling yourself that you will accomplish your objectives before the end of the year.
Suddenly, the public gyms are crowded as fitness and establishing new healthy habits top the list of resolutions. Considering this, have you ever wondered why the gyms are less crowded in February? For starters, people may be wary of getting hurt or feeling fatigued, or they push themselves too hard at the beginning.
Even though most gyms offer sessions to introduce and help members become familiar with the various equipment and machines, people may injure themselves if they are inexperienced and not well-supervised. Additionally, it’s challenging enough to get started, but it can be discouraging when results don’t appear soon enough to meet expectations.
Even though you might be tempted to “throw in the towel” (pun intended!), we have some tips for you from a certified personal trainer!
Helpful advice from a qualified source.
Mandy Rust, personal trainer and the owner of Forge Fitness Studio, recently spoke with us about how to establish and keep your fitness resolutions.
Mandy suggests that one of the greatest mistakes many people make is trying to tackle too many bad habits at the same time. It becomes more challenging to keep up with them all. People are creatures of habit, and it usually takes at least 90 days to break a habit. We often feel like we’re “failing” if we don’t succeed in all our objectives right away, which may then sabotage the rest of our efforts.
The best approach to success is to work with someone who can help you achieve your goals. It can be a waste of time and energy to reach for objectives without establishing effective strategies first.
Accountability is key. Your chances of success are considerably increased when someone is holding you accountable. Next, think about planning your workouts into your day to increase the likelihood that they will happen. You might also consider forming a buddy system to hold each other accountable while exercising. And finally, remember to rejoice in minor victories because even the smallest actions can have a tremendous impact!
Mandy began personal training 12 years ago and launched her mobile business, Build a Better U, ten years ago. Mandy would go to her client’s house and design workout sessions using the equipment her client had on hand.
Classes transferred to zoom during COVID-19. During the long weeks and months of the pandemic, Mandy decided to build Forge Fitness Studio, a small training facility. This brand-new gym is a hidden gem in south London’s Westminster neighbourhood. The studio is a semi-private facility with a maximum capacity of five people at one time.
A smaller studio offers several advantages. For example, the setup is ideal since it makes going to the gym more comfortable for those who may feel self-conscious (aka, “gymtimidation” or “gym anxiety.”) It is also convenient for people who wish to concentrate on their workouts without long waits for machines to become available. Finally, because there are fewer distractions overall, it’s beneficial for the trainers since they can be attentive to their clients as they work out.
Forge Fitness Studio offers the following features:
- A multi-use cable system
- Dip attachment
- Leg press attachment
- Pull up bars
- Rogue squat rack
- Powertec multi-gym (chest press, incline, decline and flat, shoulder press, abs crunch, lat. pull-down, hack squat, trap pull, decline sit up)
- Battle ropes
- Dumbbells 5-100lbs
- 12 ft Climbing rope
- Treadmill and rowing machine
- Other accessories
Mandy provides a blend of online, mobile, and studio sessions. The studio is currently accepting new members, and she has a few spots open for personal training clients. She also hopes to expand and is looking for trainers to use the facility for their training clients.
Over to you!
You’ve probably heard the phrase “New Year, New You” more than a few times now. But maybe this is the year you’re ready to take that step, and Mandy Rust would love to help!
Here’s to a fantastic start to 2023 that will lead to you being a healthier, fitter, and more well-rounded individual!
Written by: Jennifer Hanford, MYOB Blogger