Let's face it, working out is hard work.
For some people, working out is something they love and live for. For others, it's something they tolerate in order to live a healthier life. For many though, working out is something they actively hate.
Here are some of your most common excuses on why you hate to work out, and the solutions to these problems!
1. You Get Lonely Working Out Alone
Solution: Some things are best enjoyed in the company of others. Working out can be one of them. It can be motivating to workout with others and have people counting on you to do your part in whatever exercise you're engaging in. Better yet, it always help to have someone with you cheering you on and supporting you through a tough workout.
Bring a friend to the gym and motivate each other to reach your goals? If you can't convince your friends to join you, there are so many fitness classes available at Steve Nash Fitness World and Sports Club locations for you to try. If you're looking for a more personalized group fitness challenge, small group fitness classes might be exactly what you're looking for!
2. Exercising Takes Too Much Time
Solution: It's a common myth that you need to do long workouts in order to get results. The truth is you don't need to spend hours in the gym daily to see noticeable changes. In fact, the recommended amount of time for working out is only 45-60 minutes.
If getting to the gym is going to be impossible for you some days, there are other practical ways to get active. You can:
3. You Don't Know How to Properly Exercise
Solution: Learning anything new can be a scary and overwhelming process. Stepping into a gym without knowing exactly what to do can be especially intimidating. Thanks to the internet, there are now quite literally millions of educational resources available to you that will go a long way in teaching you how to properly exercise.
If you're looking for a more personalized and hands on educational experience, personal training is a great option for you. Our personal trainers will work to understand your situation, your goals, and develop a workout plan to get you there.
4. You're Out of Shape
Solution: Everyone starts somewhere. We see people of all shapes, sizes, experience levels, and capabilities enter our gyms every single day. If you keep to a routine, establish goals, and work hard at achieving them, you'll be amazed at the results you see!
Need some extra inspiration to get your fitness journey started? Read through our Success Stories and learn how people just like you have been able to turn their lives around and discover a love for fitness.