Many people are eager to start the year off on the right foot and stick to a fitness routine.
The Midrand Reporter caught up with trainer Brian Kandemiri-Bhebhe of Sweat Fields Fitness Club about tips to help you achieve your fitness goals this year.
He said that while jumping on the New Year’s resolution fitness bandwagon might seem cliché, you shouldn’t worry. To achieve your fitness goals this year, you can find a workout partner or join a fitness club. “You may know someone in your life who has decided to start exercising on New Years.
“Start your fitness journey with them. It will increase your chances of success and you will have more fun. For this to work, you have to find an exercise that you both enjoy.
He added that you should also focus on changing your behavior because we all have bad habits. “However, trying to change more than one bad behavior at a time can be a recipe for failure. Decide which goal is your priority. Focusing on one goal at a time can improve your chances of success.
“Be realistic when setting your fitness goals, one of the biggest problems with New Year’s resolutions is that they can be extremely impractical. Setting realistic goals is important because knowing that you can achieve your goal helps keep you motivated.”
Kandemiri Bhebhe suggested that a realistic goal is one that you know you can achieve, even if it may take a lot of work or time.
He added that you should appreciate yourself and be kind to yourself. “Recovery and a healthy state of mind are as important as the sweat sessions.
“Make sure you take it seriously this year. Practicing self-love often takes hard work, and no day will be 100% perfect. It’s about making a conscious decision to look in the mirror and point out the parts of yourself that are amazing.
Kandemiri-Bhebhe concluded that if you can afford a personal trainer, try to get one, and finally, just move your body.
Details: Sweat Fields Club coach Bryan Kandemiri-Bhebhe 065 518 9616.
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