If You’re like thousands of others who have made fitness part of their New Year’s resolutions, you probably know that having a plan is key to success. But starting small and having some fun are also necessary if You’re going to stick with it! Click through these links for a few creative ways to make 2015 the year you actually do get in shape:
Bend It Like … Batman?
Batman? Star Lord? Katniss Everdeen? Or Super Mario? If you’ve got a favourite film, video game, or comic book character, see if they’ve inspired one of these trainer-designed workout programs. Feeling lazy? There’s even a movie night workout, complete with leg lifts done from the comfort of your own sofa.
Make A Bet
Accountability boosts your chances of success. So does putting money on the line. GymPact does both. It’s a social app that allows you to make “pacts” with other users, describing what you’ll do in terms of working out or eating healthier?and what you’ll pay if you don’t meet your goal for the week. If you do succeed, you can collect money from users who didn’t reach their own goals. Sounds like a powerful motivator!
Just Take Five
Maybe you don’t have time for a large-scale workout, but even just five minutes?done consistently?is better than no exercise at all! These five-minute workouts from Fitness magazine can get you started. If you have an iPhone, be sure to check out the Hot5 app, which includes five-minute workouts and a whole lot more (unfortunately, there’s no Android app available at this time).