It’s no secret that this time of year can be a tough time to stay on track when it comes to a fitness routine. Between holiday parties, family gatherings and travel, fitness tends to take a backseat until after the New Year. To avoid the holiday slump, here are five tips to stay on track during the holiday season:
1) Have a Plan – Create a workout plan for the holiday season by highlighting fitness days for each week. Strive to stick with the plan. Having a plan in place is a recipe for success and key for staying on track.
2) Enlist a Workout Partner – Grab a partner to workout with such as a family member or friend. Not only does this allow for some quality time together, but it also makes the workout a little more fun.
3) Plan Out Indulgences –Rather than indulging on holiday cookies and drinks with every meal, plan and choose one meal to enjoy a splurge and do so in moderation. This creates a more mindful approach to eating and will lead to a trimmer waistline during the holidays.
4) Do a Shorter Workout – Spending an hour or two in the gym over the holidays isn’t always ideal. Shorter workouts are a great way to get in an efficient workout in a small amount of time. Pick four or five exercises and perform them in a circuit fashion. Complete the circuit as many times as possible for 20-30 minutes.
5) Try a New Activity – Rather than doing the same old workout routine, mix it up a little bit. Go for a winter hike, try some indoor rock climbing or ice-skating. Incorporating new and fun fitness activities is a great way to keep workouts from becoming too mundane. These activities are also great to do with friends.
Jason DeHenzel has trained some of New York’s most prestigious clients, including high-profile lawyers, advertising executives, movie producers, and musicians. He has also worked with a wide range of clientele, varying in age, physical ability and limiting health conditions.He specializes in the utilization of high intensity circuits, weight lifting, boxing and assisted stretching to achieve desired results. Find out more at dtsnova.com.