WHY IT MATTERS
Because we all need a little help to keep keeping on.
If your fitness game increasingly consists of "I'll get back on it tomorrow (again)" then you need to read these fitness hacks from our friends at Vlique to get you back on it and to keep you keeping on! We feel ya... working out can be lonely, you're tired and busy....the excuses are endless. Lucky for you, we've got a few hacks to make "fitness" less hard work.
1. Find your squad
It makes sense that if fitness becomes your social time, you'll be WAY more likely to actually do it. Squats don't seem so bad when you can catch up with your team/squad/clique at the same time...
2. Make it not fitness
Ok... so you can't escape the sweat. However, you can combine fitness with something slightly more enjoyable so you've got something to look forward to. If you're training in your squad, go for brunch after or even a (well-deserved) cheeky drink.
3. Have someone tell you what to do
That horrible feeling when you walk into the gym with no idea what you're supposed to do and feel like everyone is watching. Get rid of it by having a personal trainer actually tell you what to do so you never have to feel like the new kid at school ever again. This also means you're held accountable for turning up and get tailored advice specific to whatever you want to achieve and ensure you don't get injured by using incorrect form.
4. Find your motivation
We don't mean "to get instagram-skinny". It needs to get a bit deeper than that if you're going to find your real motivation. The key here is to ask "why?" So you want to lose weight? Ask yourself why. Is it so you can get up the stairs without getting out of breath? Is it to feel more confident in those jeans? Find your "why", and make sure you put a reminder of it somewhere you'll see! Try a sticky note on the mirror or a reminder on your phone.
5. Make it fit your schedule
Something that often gets in the way is when you're travelling or got a busy day running all over town and you just can't get to your normal gym. That's why we created Vlique, so that you can book personal training sessions near you, on demand. Got an hour spare? Check out what's going on. In a new city? Don't waste a load of time trying to get day passes, just log in and see what's going on, no contracts, no passes.
6. Get inspired
Use FOMO to your advantage by following your favourite fitness bloggers and instagrammers. Guaranteed if your newsfeed is full of sweaty selfies you'll be feeling like you've got to get down to the gym asap.