How to find motivation to go to the gym

With a gym membership, you get access to high-quality fitness equipment, personal trainers, and you join the circle of people who have similar goals to you. In vain, many people who have gym memberships with low motivation do not go there regularly. If you’re trying to motivate yourself to go to the gym more often, there are a few tips you can try. One of a few is connecting with people who go to the same gym and a personal reward system. It is most convenient that the working hours of the gym are adjustable to your needs.

Think about why you decided to go to the gym in the first place

What is your greatest motivation? Maybe you want to get fit to feel more confident, look better in your favorite dress, or improve your health. All these reasons are certainly not specific enough to motivate you for a long period of time. Instead of focusing on general reasons, try to think about something very specific and personal that will push you to go to the gym.

For example, if you plan to ski during the winter, then your motivation might be something like, “I need to go to the gym regularly to get in better shape for skiing in December.” Or, you can go even further and tell yourself something like, “I want to achieve my personal record on the red line of the ski resort.”

You can also base your motivation on an upcoming special event. For example, you could say “I want to look great at New Year’s Eve, so I have to go to the gym today.”

Set up a reward system

Having something to look forward to when you reach your fitness goal can also help you stay motivated to go to the gym. Set up your own system for rewards when you reach a certain number of visits to the gym. A reward system can be set on a weekly or monthly basis.

For easier understanding, here is an example:

  • You can reward yourself with your favorite protein bar or borrowing a book for going to the gym 5 times in one week. You can also reward yourself with a bigger prize for going to the gym 20 times a month.

You must commit to yourself that you will only give them if you meet your goals. It’s a good idea to choose something that will motivate you to visit the gym more often than you usually do.

Plan your day

It may sound like a no-brainer that it makes sense to put away your fitness clothes and pack your gym bag the night before and leave it in plain sight. This not only makes it difficult to avoid the gym, but it always keeps you on track even on days when you’re not in a mood for the gym.We advise you to plan your training to reduce the time you need to make decisions when you are in a hurry. With a clear plan, there will be no more room for old excuses and gym complaints. 

Take some of your time during your non-working days to create an exercise program for the week ahead. 

It is imperative that your program is realistic to your everyday lifestyle. Write down the days on which you will do the training, and which will be your rest days. Think about which days you have more time and which days you don’t have much time. More planning makes it more likely that you will stick to the promises you made to yourself.

Find a gym that adapts to your needs

Gyms4you gyms work non-stop, 7 days a week, from 0 to 24 hours, so all our members have the opportunity to exercise at any time of the day or night, depending on their interests and free time. At Gyms4you, there is no delay in training. You can visit our gyms every day and whenever you want.

Can it get better than that? Yes. One membership card is valid for all our locations. This allows you to also train when you are not in your city.

See you in the gym!

Your Gyms4you team

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