The psychology of motivation: How to stay committed to your fitness goals

By PCYC Bayside Gym+Fitness Manager, Jordan

Some days, the thought of squeezing into your workout gear and hitting the gym feels as appealing as going to the beach when it’s raining. Sound familiar? Well, you’re not alone. We’re going to uncover the psychological gems that will not only get you off the couch, but keep you charging toward your fitness dreams with a grin on your face. Say goodbye to excuses and hello to a fitter, happier you.

Set realistic, achieveable goals

Setting realistic goals will plot a map to your fitness success. Instead of aiming to lose 20kg all at once, break it down into smaller, more manageable milestones. For instance, start by targeting a 3kg loss in a month. Achieving these incremental victories not only boosts your confidence but also keeps you focused on the path to your ultimate goal.

Train with others

Fitness becomes a team sport when you train with others. The support you find in group training sessions can be your secret weapon to commitment. When you’re sweating it out alongside your workout buddies, you’ll discover a new found motivation. It’s not just exercise; it’s an uplifting community that fuels your fitness journey.

At select PCYC Queensland Gym+Fitness clubs, you’ll find our Activ8 Group Fitness program available. From fusion, cardiovascular, strength, boxing, core, recovery and even tailored 50 years+ workouts, there is a different style of 45-minute workout to suit everyone.

Find the right training style for you

Selecting the right training style is like choosing the perfect playlist for your workout. Whether you’re into the power of weightlifting, the rhythm of running, the serenity of swimming, or the intensity of high-intensity training, find what truly sparks your passion. When you enjoy your training, it doesn’t feel like a chore. Your fitness style should be something you look forward to, making it much easier to stay committed and keep pushing your boundaries.

Keep it simple

Transforming your fitness routine doesn’t have to be complex. Keep it straightforward, and you’ll be amazed at the results. Start by tracking your calorie intake and making healthier food choices. Combine this with 30-45 minutes of exercise, 4-5 days a week, and you’ll kickstart positive changes in your health and fitness.

Remember, you hold the reins to your transformation. So, simplify, stay consistent, and chase those goals with determination and motivation!