Think Fitness In 2014

Think fitness in 2014 with fitness expert Brent Bishop
Think fitness in 2014 with fitness expert Brent Bishop

For some, starting a fitness program can be difficult but for many keeping the commitment is even more of a challenge. Here are 8 tips to help you maximize your fitness success.

Consistency is everything

If there is one thing to commit to with your fitness routine, make it consistency. Research shows that the more consistent you are (even if you only have time for 15 minutes of exercise) the more successful you will be with your fitness results in the long run.

Limit sugar intake

One of the most detrimental diet mistakes is sugar ignorance. Be aware of how much sugar is in your current diet. Many juices, cooking sauces, dips and dressings contain more sugar that you think, which can counteract your hard work in the gym and affect your overall health.  

Don’t drink your calories

You can dramatically decrease the amount of excess calories you consume by opting to drink mainly water. Try adding some citrus for added flavor and added health benefits of detoxifying and reducing your body’s acidity. If you do consume alcoholic beverages on occasion, make a point to drink 2 glasses of water to every cocktail – your body will thank you for it!

Keep a stocked gym bag in your car

Excuse-proof your fitness plan! Having a gym bag with your workout gear, water bottle and other necessary items can ensure you reduce your chances of justifying how tired you are and excuses of not being prepared to go workout.

Invest in a heart rate monitor

Using a heart rate monitor can not only help track your progress but also ensures that you continue to challenge yourself – prevent the plateau!

Find a workout buddy

Research proves that accountability and support significantly increases human potential and the rate of success. Find a partner to train with and commit to the journey together.

Try something new each month

Variety is the spice of life!  Injecting something new into your workout routine each month can ensure that you keep things not only physically fresh but also mentally stimulating. Try a new class, a new workout program or get outdoors for a workout – you’ll be surprised how refreshing it can be to your regular routine.

Invest in a personal trainer or group training

It is proven again and again that having a coach enables you to push further, train more effectively and experience more significant results. There are also many cost-effective ways of investing in personal training, such as connecting with others for group personal training.

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Brent Bishop

Brent Bishop is an on-air fitness expert, celebrity trainer, author and owner of Think Fitness Studios. For more information check out: IAmBishop.com

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