Is it possible we're escaping winter's icy grip? Seems like it because our gym is packed every week and we see people getting active outdoors and enjoying the extra daylight. It’s easy to slip out of your routine during the cold-weather months in New England. The holiday season leads into the darkness and cold when our instincts to hibernate become difficult to battle. Some days you just don’t feel like working out, especially if you’re fighting or recovering from any viruses going around. Hey, we totally understand. But you want to be energized when the warm weather arrives instead of feeling sluggish and unmotivated. We’re here to help you get back to your healthy lifestyle!

Returning to the Gym After a Long Layoff

  • Start slowly. This is particularly true if you haven’t been active for a couple months. We share our members’ enthusiasm for high-energy workouts, but you don’t want to go too hard out of the gate and injure yourself. That will delay your return to a regular gym routine and cause a lot frustration. So ease into things. If you’re signing up for one of our high-intensity, high-reward classes, spend time in the days leading up to the class to stretch your muscles and get them used to exercise again.
  • Get support. That’s where we come in! We provide butt-kicking workouts and you’re going to feel the effects. Our trainers are dedicated to helping you get the most of your time at the gym, and our members are in the same position as you. Everyone wants to feel better and we all want to help each other along the way. We support each other’s journey toward our individual definitions of personal wellness.
  • Have a plan. Setting goals always is important to getting the most out of your workouts. Daily, weekly and monthly goals will keep you on track toward accomplishing great things in life and at the gym. We can help you here, too, to understand what you want to achieve and the best strategy to get there.
  • Test yourself. It’s easy to hit a plateau when you exercise and we ward off complacency with challenging classes and workouts. You can get involved in everything from cardio boxing to spinning to core fusion, bootcamp, Vigorous Vinyasa and working with a personal trainer. Step out of your comfort zone and experience the satisfaction of overcoming a new challenge.

Stop reading and start planning your next trip to Mission Fitness! We’ll help you find your groove so you can get your sweat on and swagger into spring.

About the author

Matt Mund is the owner and founder of Mission Fitness. He is dedicated to helping his clients of all fitness levels achieve their personal goals

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