Thanksgiving is the holiday that starts the fitness challenge. No matter what, Christmas and New Years Day are challenging in terms of health and fitness for all our members at Fit for Life 24. Family gatherings, cocktail parties, and just snuggling up at home under a warm blanket all take their toll on energy levels, calorie counts, and waistlines. The phenomenon of holiday weight gain causes many people to simply write off their fitness plans from November till January and gain that average of seven pounds.
However, our FFL 24 personal trainers believe it is very doable to make room in a healthy lifestyle for all of that holiday cheer—and still fit into the same size clothing come January 2nd!
Fit for Life 24 offers the following four holiday strategies that will keep everything status quo as we step on that scale:
- Redefine traditions: The Triangle area features an enormous number of active holiday events, most of them family friendly. Start a new tradition by signing up for a “turkey trot” race, or checking out downtown Raleigh’s ice-skating rink. A walk or two in the crisp air works too.
- Get guests involved: When hosting friends and family, many people are (rightly) tempted to skip workouts and focus on togetherness. Why not invite guests to experience a favorite group exercise class? And Fit for Life 24 is always open with convenient staff hours every week.
- Work in some mini workouts: When shopping for gifts, take an extra lap around the mall, and use the stairs instead of the escalator. At the company party, be the first one on the dance floor, and burn off one of those party drinks.
- Choose a goal: There’s just over a month from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, and a short-term, specific goal could be just keep motivation steady. Focus on mastering a new yoga pose or shaving a minute off of the time it takes to run a mile.
With long hours of darkness and not-so-nice weather, the couch and television can monopolize even the most dedicated fitness lover’s time. With a little planning and creativity, anyone can make fitness a part of the holiday celebration, instead of the last thing on the to-do list.
Looking for innovative ways to sneak fitness into even the busiest daily routine? The personal trainers at Fit For Life 24 in Apex can show you how. Call or stop in today!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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Apex Fit for Life 24
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Apex NC 27502
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