As a chiropractor and nutrition specialist I was asked to contribute my top tips for getting yourself motivated to exercise. While I have been exercising regularly for many years, I do have challenges in getting some of my patients motivated. Here are my top tips along with 99 other experts.
The journey to getting healthier involves more than one road. Nutrition and clean, real food, is a key factor, but other aspects of good health are equally important. These include, getting clean water and air, good quality sleep, avoidance of toxic chemicals as much as possible – using non-toxic personal and cleaning products and finally, getting regular exercise.
I haven’t posted much about getting regular exercise, but this is something I do everyday. I don’t need much motivation because I know that if I skip my exercise routine, I will feel lethargic and lousy. I get that energizing boost from a morning workout that stays with me all day and helps me get a restful sleep.
Once you feel the benefits, it becomes a lot easier to make it part of your daily routine.
My friends at Garagegymplanner.com have put together this amazing post about how to get motivated to workout if that is a challenge for you.
How To Motivate Yourself To Workout: 100 Experts Reveal Their Top 3 Tips For 2017
How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out?
It’s that time of the year when thousands of people sign up for new gym memberships and then a majority of them just give up the very next week or month.
The first question on everyone’s mind is “How to get fit in 2017?” a close second is “How do I motivate myself to stay fit?”
How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out in 2017
There are no shortcuts to fitness and you have to motivate yourself enough to get out the door and get working out.
A gym is an option to put your fitness plans into action. If you live far away from a gym, then you also have the option to get your own home gym set up with all the equipment that you’d ever want from a gym.
Motivating yourself to working out for some is harder than the workout!
Since this has been a recurring theme in the fitness industry, we’ve decided to go straight to the source and asked fitness experts a simple question:
What Would Be Your 3 Best Fitness Motivation Tips For 2017?
We posed this question to popular fitness experts to see what they had to say about it.
Here are the best workout motivation tips recommended by 100 experts.
- Identify and Track Goals – 41 Votes
- Right Nutrition – 22 Votes
- Get a Group / Support System – 19 Votes
- Have Fun! – 19 Votes
- Go Easy on Yourself – 16 Votes
- Plan For Fitness – 16 Votes
- Think, Breathe Fitness – 15 Votes
- Consistency is Key – 11 Votes
- Be Accountable – 10 Votes
- Stay Positive! – 10 Votes
Best Exercise Motivation Tips To Make Yourself A Healthier & Happier Person In 2017
(as voted by 100 Experts)
Read on to discover each expert’s top 3 fitness motivation tips.
#01. KRIS GUNNARS
CEO and Founder
Thanks for the opportunity!
Form habits — which put willpower on “autopilot.”
Just get started — the hardest part is often getting your foot out the door.
Daily weighing and frequent measuring can be a good way of maintaining awareness and motivation, especially if your goal is to lose weight.
#02. MALIA FREY
Health Coach, Trainer and Nutrition Specialist
Here are some quick tips.
Short And Long-Term Goals
It’s great to want to change your body, but change takes time. While you’re on the journey to a better body, set small achievable goals to serve as stepping stones along the way.
Move Your Body
Do some kind of physical activity every day. Easy workouts matter just as much as hard ones. So plan to be active every single day to burn maximum fat but still give your body time to recover.
The Power Of Good Nutrition
Nothing tanks your motivation like fatigue. A healthy diet will not only fuel your workouts, but can also boost your mood and help you to feel full, satisfied, and energetic all day long.
#03. ERIN FALCONER
Editor in Chief & Co-Owner
Working out (smartly) can bring the most dynamic benefits to your life. In my experience, a great workout help both your body and mind in equal measure. That’s why it’s so strange that more often than not it feels like a struggle to get yourself to do it!
My 3 quick tips:
Try and get a quick morning work-out in. The later in the day you work out, the more time you have to come up with excuses. A workout in the morning kick starts your metabolism.
To me, there is only one way to work out – and that is with loud, great music! Nothing gets me as pumped up (which really helps with the mental part) than a killer track.
How great do you feel right after you’ve had a vigorous workout? REMEMBER THAT FEELING and take a moment to feel it, before you workout, to get all the motivation you need!
#04. BEN GREENFIELD
Ex-Bodybuilder and Coach
Use Social Accountability
Social accountability, and the ability to brag to others, are both great ways to get externally motivated to exercise. Create a Facebook page or start a blog or a Twitter account.
Get a Workout Buddy
To keep you from sleeping through a workout, there’s nothing like knowing a friend is tapping their feet waiting for you to show up for a 6 am run.
Consider a Personal Trainer
Though a friend can certainly motivate you to exercise, a personal trainer will push you, provide you with a plan, and get you workout results even faster.
Make a Plan
Even if you can’t afford a personal trainer, one of the best ways to motivate yourself is to know what kind of workout you’re going to do.
#05. JENNIPHER WALTERS
Co-Founder, Co-Author & Editor
Every Healthy Decision Counts
If you can only work out 10 minutes, workout 10 minutes! It’s better for you than lounging on the couch.
Grab Some Buds
Everything’s better with friends—everything. So sign up for a race with a team of your gal pals or grab a workout buddy for this early morning workouts.
Embrace The Soreness
Being sore may feel uncomfortable and be annoying, but it’s a good thing! The burn is a sign that your body is getting stronger in all the right places!
#06. CONNIE SOBCZAK
Author, Educator, Mentor
Rid Yourself Of Stress
Exercise to release stress and to be strong instead of for weight loss. Focusing on weight loss will backfire and make you unhappy. Focusing on fitness and fun will bring you joy.
Be What You Are
Exercising to care for your body instead of trying to become someone you’re not will make you healthier, and it will also feed your soul.
Rest when you’re tired. Your body is filled with wisdom. It will tell you when you need to push yourself out of a rut of inactivity, but it will also tell you when it’s truly time for rest.
#07. BETH SHAW
CEO and Founder
Mix it up!
Make sure that you’re doing a mixture of cardio strength training yoga every week
Also make sure that you are trying some new classes and techniques to spice things up.
Keep Workouts Short
Remember that cortisol levels will be increased if you work out for more than 45 minutes.
Keep your weight workouts short 30 to 45 minutes and do that more often for best results.
Try meditation meditation is a beautiful way to recover your body and your mind. Meditation can help you lower your court is all levels your heart rate and your stress levels.
#08. LAURA TONG
Health Professional and Editor
My 3 best fitness motivation tips for 2017
Be Honest to Yourself
Find your reason, your deep down, honest-to-yourself reason for wanting to make fitness a priority in 2017. Pick the one that makes you ache because you want it, because you really want it.
Make It Fun
No matter how big your ‘why’ is, you need to enjoy your fitness endeavors because when your day’s been overly long, it’s too easy to push your healthy pursuits to the back
No matter how disciplined you might be, there’s nothing more encouraging that getting a reward. And particularly because the rewards here take a while to kick in.
#09. Dr. JILL TIEMAN
Clinical Nutritionist and Chiropractor
My 3 best fitness motivation tips for 2017:
Set A Reasonable Goal
Trying to motivate yourself without a goal is like getting on the train with no destination in mind. Establish your goals however small or large.
Grab A Partner
If you find that you cannot get to the gym with any regularity, having a buddy will help motivate both you and your buddy.
Start With A Trainer
If you have no one to go with, hire a trainer for a few sessions just to get you going. Learn all you can from the trainer and then you can continue on your own.
#10. SHARON PALMER
The Plant-Powered Dietitian
By that I mean, make your fitness plan something that can work with your work, family, budget or school schedule.
Enjoyable Fitness Programs
If you hate your workout, you’ll find all sorts of reasons to quit it. It should be something you enjoy doing.
Nutrition goes hand in hand with physical fitness goals. Create a healthful diet plan focusing on minimally processed plant foods, and skip fad diets that are unsustainable over the long haul.
Workout Motivation Quote #1
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”
Michael Jordan, 6-time NBA Championship winner
#11. DREW MANNING
Author and Fitness Expert
Here’s my 3 tips for 2017:
Yes, being healthy and fit needs to start from a place of love for you and your body. If you want to change your body out of hate, then you’ll never truly appreciate the body.
Change Your Relationship With Food
Let go of the all or nothing mentality and stop beating yourself up if you end up eating foods that aren’t on your meal plan. Instead focus 1 thing you can change per day that will help you.
It’s not like meditation will get you 6 pack abs, but meditation has been one of the best things I’ve done to change my health this past year. I know it sounds weird, but give it a try.
#12. TONY HORTON
World-Class Motivational Speaker and Author
In order to show up to a workout you need to schedule it and you need to stay accountable. People set appointments for everything else in their daily lives except their fitness.
Find A Purpose
You need a real purpose. Because even though watching numbers on a scale might be enough to motivate you for a few weeks or months, it’s not going to sustain your for a lifetime.
Pay Yourself First
Give yourself rewards. If you reward yourself after a workout, or when you reach goals you’ve set for yourself, you are more likely to look forward to your workout.
#13. HEATHER BLACKMON
Coach and Owner
My best 3 tips for staying motivated:
Know Why Fitness Is Important
Go beyond hitting a weight goal or certain pair of jeans. Dig into how your life will change if you stick with your goal.
Accountability is another key to staying motivated. Enlist a friend or family member with similar goals to join you in your journey.
Another key to stay motivated is to see the results of your work. Sometimes progress is hard to see objectively for yourself, so tracking key metrics helps you to see results more clearly.
#14. DAI MANUEL
Digital Thought Leader and Lifestyle Mentor
Block a minimum of 30 minutes EVERY day to improve your body, mind, and spirit (no exceptions! Get selfish on this one)
Prioritize Proper Sleep And Hydration
Think sleep and hydration – make them a priority – getting these 2 things in order will make 2017 closer to awesome!
Smart Nutrition Choices
When it comes to eating, make smarter decisions and ask yourself if what you’re eating is taking you further away from your goal. Get rid of the guilt and choose better.
#15. BRENDAN BAKER
Personal Development Blogger
What would be your 3 best fitness motivation tips for 2017?
Have A Goal
I will easily run under 4 hours in the Sydney Marathon. Or, I will easily lose 10kg by the end of Q1 (31 Mar 2017), Or, I will easily exercise 40 times for at least 25 minutes.
Create A Strategy
Every Sunday night, schedule your exercise sessions into your calendar. Plan out exactly what you will be doing each session.
Do It First Thing Each Morning
There are so many benefits to working out first thing in the morning. Firstly, you increase your overall confidence because you smash a goal first thing in the morning.
#16. KERI GANS
Is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
3 Best Motivation Tips:
Take It Slow
Any movement is better than sitting on your couch; so please don’t think only running a marathon will do.
Find The Fun
There are so many different types of fitness to choose from; therefore, no reason for you to get stuck doing something you don’t enjoy.
Building flexibility and strength doesn’t happen overnight; but the results of your commitment will last a lifetime.
#17. JEFFREY I. MOORE
Wake up and drink 4 cups of water. This will improve your energy and your mood.
Channel Your Energy
Try to do something during the weekdays and go super hard on the weekends. Be thankful you’ve done something even when you’re ‘busy’.
Getting in great shape takes time and consistency. Enjoy your fitness journey and don’t rush it.
#18. STEVE MUELLER
Here’s my tips:
Have A Fitness Goal
When it comes to fitness motivation, it’s really important to have a goal. Remind yourself why you are exercising and what you want to accomplish with each exercise.
Don’t Rush Results
The second tip is that you really need to make yourself aware that it takes time to see results. People have really high expectations and give up when they don’t see immediate results.
Never give up and to draw inspiration from people that have already accomplished what you are trying to achieve.
#19. NEEN JAMES
Motivational Keynote Speaker
Make Yourself Accountable
Public accountability drives private accountability. Hire a coach, recruit a friend, do whatever you have to do to tell someone what you want to achieve and then report back regularly.
Schedule Your Workouts On Sundays
Spend 15 minutes each week mapping out what runs you want to do, what gym workouts you want to do – whatever you enjoy make it a calendar appointment.
Place Workout Gear Beside Your Bed Each Night
If you are a morning person you are more likely to put it on and get out the door, this is especially important if you travel a lot for work.
#20. TERRY ASHER
Certified Personal Trainer
Here are some tips!
Diet- Eat Real Food!
Avoid anything and everything that is processed and/or artificial. Don’t skip breakfast – eat more often and consume calorie dense healthy foods.
Hold Yourself Accountable
Sign up & pay for classes ahead of time, make your workout a priority. Schedule your workouts just like any other appointment in your daily or weekly schedule.
Take Before And Afters Photos
Seeing improvement in your own body is highly motivating! Once you notice that you are able to transform your body into the best version of yourself, there is no going back.
Workout Motivation Quote #2
“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger, seven-time Mr. Olympia
#21. LAURA LONDON
Coach, Holistic Nutritionist and A Fitness Specialist
Set small goals that are attainable. You will reach them and then move on to the next one. Think of them as a ladder taking you rung by rung to get to the top.
Surround Yourself With Positive People
Let them know how much their support means to you and talk with them when you need a motivation boost. They want to see you succeed.
Don’t Quit And Then Start Over
Finish what you start. So many people never achieve the results they want because they never let themselves get far enough. They quit before the results were just about to happen.
#22. BEN COOMBER
Look Internally For Motivation Rather Than Externally
What is it you want to achieve, and why, and go deep on those answers, which many are not prepared to do. Only when we go deep on our whys do we become truly motivated.
Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
It’s awesome to have goals and wants and aims, but if we have too many it becomes unachievable and we become demotivated as we are failing at some of the goals.
Surround Yourself With The Right Kind Of People
Take a friend to the gym that is on the same journey as you, hit the same fitness class together, and share on the journey together. Share recipes, ideas, methods and everything.
#23. KRISTA STRYKER
Certified Personal Trainer and Founder
Set Goals That Excite You
Working out and eating healthy just to look good usually isn’t enough of a motivator for most people. Instead, try and find some fitness goals that you’ve always wanted to do.
Lack Of Time? HIIT
If your biggest excuse to skip your workouts is lack of time, shorten your workouts! High intensity interval training (HIIT) is an awesome option for anyone with lack of time.
Working out and staying active shouldn’t be torture, so if you dread every single workout you do, something is definitely wrong with your approach. Key is to find a fun routine and stick to it.
#24. ANDREA METCALF
Certified Fitness Trainer
Three best motivation tips.
Today is always the best day to start.
And remember that even if you fall off track you can always get started again!
Workout first thing in the morning…
It’s your appointment with yourself to be focused and still to plan out your day.
Get a partner, a group or even your dog to keep you accountable
Remember it has to be fun or you won’t keep doing it.
#25. JEREMY SCOTT
Author, Coach, Athlete and Trainer
Your training program and “diet” do not have an expiration date. Seek out something that can turn into your lifestyle and ultimately last forever if you want sustained success.
Prepare For Changes
Fat Loss & Weight loss is easy once you realize how hard it is. The three most important pieces in this order 1. Mindset 2. Nutrition 3. Training if you can truly focus your mind on your goals the rest will follow.
Find Like-Minded People
You are the average of the 5 people who associate with the most. Your health and fitness lifestyle is no different; your inner circle strongly influences the choices you make.
#26. DANI STEVENS
Popular Fitness Food Motivator
Get In A Crowd
Always surround yourself with like-minded people. Getting cheered and supported daily over at Instagram.com/DaniStevens365 is what we all find motivating each day.
Stick To Fresh
Fresh is best. Since taking my food to work and preparing each day, I am in control of what goodness goes into my body.
Get A Move On
Move your body everyday. 10,000 steps per day 365 days of the year is what it’s all about. Join a gym, get a fitness wearable to monitor and motivate you to move your body.
#27. ABBY LAND
Certified Running Coach
My top 3 tips for 2017 would be:
Start off with a goal and break it down into the steps it will take to meet that goal.
Plan Your Fitness
Schedule your workout in your planner just like you would any other appointment and then keep that appointment.
Catch A Break
Always be kind to yourself both physically and mentally.
#28. DANIEL GILDNER
German Fitness and Sports Coach
Stay motivated for your goals!
Nutrition is more important than your training. Nutrition first!
Be your own opponent in each training to achieve the exercises
#29. BRANDON CARTER
Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist
Get your diet right. You can’t out train a bad diet.
Track your progress and measure. If you aint testing, you’re guessing
You’re only going to get a little better each day. Have patience and don’t rely on motivation, rely on habits.
#30. TEAM FEARLESS
Workout Motivation tips
Best 3 fitness motivation tips
No human is capable of achieving amazing results if they don’t first KNOW what results they want. Just as an archer can’t hit a target that isn’t there or a pilot find a destination that isn’t defined.
Your goals should be big, something that pushes you to become better than you ever were before, to achieve better results than you have ever achieved before. If you set big, ambitious goals, even if you don’t quite make it you will have succeeded because you should be in your best ever shape.
Put Something Positive In Your Ear!
Get motivated! Many people don’t follow through with their fitness goals because they lack inspiration and powerful motivation. Ditch your personal trainer and inject your workouts with some passion. Something that will light a spark in you and get you to take action. Something that will get you excited to go to the gym, not go because you “have to” but go because you WANT to.
Something that will help you FEAR LESS and DOMINATE MORE.
Before Photos And Deadlines
Before photos are a powerful motivator because they force you to face reality. Take your before photo and don’t cheat! No sucking in or choosing good light. This must be real. Have a good look, and if it’s not pretty – make a promise to yourself it will change and it will change TODAY! Right now! Not tomorrow, or Monday after this weekend. RIGHT NOW.
Added to that make a COMMITMENT of 8-12 weeks, an exact date of when you plan to take an “After” photo. To raise your commitment level, tell someone or many people you know about your commitment date so you can’t back out.
Workout Motivation Quote #3
“In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.”
Rich Froning Jr., four-time CrossFit Games champion
#31. MICHAEL WITTIG
ISSA Certified Trainer
My top 3 tips to stay motivated in 2017
We are beings of emotion. It’s one of the things that make us human. Some of us are more emotional than others, but at some point we all feel happiness, love, sadness, and depression. Our feelings will have a big factor on our motivation in the gym and overall health progress. When talking to new training clients at my gym one of the biggest factors holding people back from their fitness aspirations is a lack of motivation. Here are 5 ways to stay on track regardless how you feel and if the motivation counter is down to zero.
Prepare A Battle Plan
Wars are won with strategy. It goes the same when it comes to our own daily battles with meals and finding time to exercise. My personal battle plans are devised weekly and daily.
Be Consistent Not Perfect
I find that a lot of people’s worst enemy is the quest for perfection. If a workout is skipped or a chocolate donut devoured they just fall off the wagon and quit.
This Is Bigger Than You
One of the forces that drive me to live a fit lifestyle is that I love being a dad. It’s really what I do best. I want to be around as long as possible to be with my family.
#32. LAUREN GLEISBERG
Health and Fitness Enthusiast
Best 3 motivation tips for 2017:
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. To achieve results that last, I recommend
Finding Workouts You Enjoy And Switching Them Up
If you like the workouts you’re doing, you’ll likely develop a habit of keeping up with them. Try out new classes. Workout at home some days and in the gym on other days.
Enlist A Friend
Having a buddy to live a healthier lifestyle with will not only keep you accountable, but it will make the process fun and enjoyable.
Track Your Progress
Seeing progress both inside and out is the best way to keep your motivation sky high. Ditch the scale and instead assess your progress with photos, journaling and physical strength.
#33. HENRY CROFT
Editor and Fitness Expert
My three tips on getting motivated for 2017 are as follows:
Keep A Training Log
One of the keys to progressing in the gym is to keep an accurate training log. You get fitter/stronger/bigger by gradually increasing the key stressors on your body over time.
Take A Cold Shower
I’ve recently introduced cold showers into my daily regimen for their health benefits and invigorating qualities.
Get More Sleep
I see many trainees doing everything right when it comes to eating and training, but letting themselves down results-wise by not getting enough rest and recovery.
#34. MELINA JAMPOLIS
The Diet & Fitness Expert For Cnnhealth
Lose The All Or Nothing Mentality
So many of my patients get off track because they think that if they can’t get their full workout in they can/should just skip their workout that day – this is absolutely incorrect.
Have A Plan B When It Comes To Exercise
If you can’t make it to that 5am spin class have a backup plan (or two). If you don’t it’s too easy for life to get in the way and for your to quickly get out of your exercise routine.
While this isn’t exactly a fitness tip it does factor into improving health as research shows that regardless of how much exercise you get sitting too much can increase your risk of dying.
#35. JOHN MEADOWS
IFBB Pro Bodybuilder
Three tips for 2017.
Overthinking Is Bad
Don’t over analyze your meal plan. It is impossible to start with a perfect “diet”. Just put together a solid meal plan and then adjust it as you go. Just get in the game!
Go A Bit Easy On Yourself
Don’t take out all the foods you love, even if you think they are bad! Try to eat nutrient rich, non-processed foods 90% of the time, but the other 10% of the time, enjoy fun food!
Fitness Takes Priority
Make exercise a priority. Set aside time to exercise 4 or 5 days a week, and don’t deviate from it. Pretty soon it will be a habit and will become ingrained into your daily routine!
#36. NICHOLA WHITEHEAD
Tyr Getting Outdoors
Instead of sitting inside during your lunch break make an excuse to get outdoors for some fresh air. Getting outside not only will increase your step count, but it’ll help you absorb vitamin D.
Make your lunch at home either the night before or on the morning. When you make lunch from home you are more in control of what goes into it.
Scrolling through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter is a popular thing to do during a lunch-time break, but why not make your Friday scrolling healthy.
#37. KENNY DAVIN FINE
Academic Medical Doctor
Exercise may be in moderation but exercise often, at least 5 times a week for at least 20-30 minutes.
Keep It Fun And Light
Exercise should be fun and relaxing… the “no pain, no gain” era is a bygone and leads to stress and injuries.
Develop A Routine
If you are exercising for weight loss, exercise at the same time and do the same exercise daily.
#38. QUENTIN VENNIE
Wellness Expert and Author
What would be your 3 best fitness motivation tips for 2017?
Remember Why You Started
So often we lose motivation because we’re focused on the desired goal, not the initial intention. If the goal is to lose weight, remind yourself why losing weight is important to you.
Reframe Your Idea of Time
People tend to lose motivation when their goals don’t match up with the expected time frame. Time is a resource, not the determining factor between success and failure.
Your Journey Doesn’t Need To Look Like Anyone Else’s
Comparison is the stepfather of disappointment. STOP COMPARING! Your journey is just as unique as you are. So what if Sarah from work just joined a bikini competition.
#39. DAVID LYONS
Bodybuilder and Gym Owner
What would be your 3 best fitness motivation tips for 2017?
Have The Right Mindset
The first tip in fitness motivation is prepare your MINDSET. The biggest cause of failure in fitness is the lack of focus and drive to succeed and reach goals.
Choose The Right Program
Now that you have the right mental focus, find a program that fits YOU not someone else that you have read about in a fitness magazine or seen in a video.
Set The Right Goals
Set your goals and make them challenging yet realistic so you do not set yourself up for failure. Short term goals are as important as long term ones.
#40. JENN BODNAR
Get In The Zone
Sometimes it may be a run or a HIIT workout, others it may be yoga class or a walk in nature. Even a powerful, deep breathing meditation can create the same release as a workout.
Don’t Follow The Crowd When It Comes To Food
When you choose a balanced diet for your specific needs you can feel good about what you eat. Even the occasional splurge. We are all wired differently.
Take some time to be alone. Make rest and sleep a priority. Turn off the TV. Spend time with people who make you forget about your phone. Spend time in places that have “no service”.
Workout Motivation Quote #4
“You shall gain, but you shall pay with sweat, blood, and vomit.”
Pavel Tsatsouline, chairman of StrongFirst and father of the modern kettlebell movement
#41. LYNNE ROBINSON
Co-Founder and Director
Pilates is for life
Stand tall, walk tall, sit tall. Remember to breath… However please don’t try to keep your core permanently engaged, that would only be appropriate if you were lifting a heavy object.
‘Sweat the small stuff’
This adage might not be good advice for our daily lives but it it’s great advice for your Pilates practice. It is the precision of what we do that makes all the difference in our workouts.
#42. LORI L. SHEMEK
Fat Loss Expert
What would be your 3 best fitness motivation tips for 2017?
Shift your habitual thinking. Reframe thinking from “I HAVE to workout” to “I WANT to workout” think about the benefits. You can use this technique with food as well.
Visualization is a highly effective technique that successful people utilize. Visualize yourself performing your workout of choice, utilize all of your senses, and how you are feeling.
Subscribe to a Fitness Newsletter/Blog
Surround yourself with fitness – friends you associate with, the food you buy to the type of information you read. Consistently receiving fitness related emails can be a powerful force!
#43. JORDAN SYATT
Powerlifter, Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach
You are Important
Don’t do it for anyone else but yourself. Your health, your fitness, and your goals are yours and yours alone.
Listen to Yourself
Don’t let anyone make you feel bad for prioritizing your health. Ignore the people who make you feel bad for eating “healthy” when you’re out at a restaurant.
Have Fun Working Out
If you aren’t having fun with your workouts…you’re doing it wrong. Working out is supposed to be fun. And if anyone tells you otherwise, get away.
#44. KYLIE RYAN
Neuro-Linguistic Programming Trainer and Hypnotherapist
My top tips are:
Get into the many fun fitness fusions like Silent Disco Yoga, or Nightclub Spin classes, to keep your fitness routine super fun and social.
Eating for Your Genes
There is no one-size-fits-all diet or eating plan. But science has finally integrated into a user friendly system to tell you exactly what to eat for your unique genetic profile.
We all know that abs are made in the kitchen, but the latest eating craze is about HOW you eat. Mindful eating is a super easy method to eat slower, and get more nutrition.
#45. CHRISTINE BULLOCK
Wellness Expert and Trainer
Create a Schedule
Schedule workouts and lunches with a friend to keep yourself accountable and make it fun.
Take time to meditate, so you prevent stress from overwhelming your mind, energy, and results.
Make Workouts Fun
Find something you loooooove to do. If you are bored in your workout, your physique will look bored. Get active with a new innovative workout that strengthens your body and spirit.
#46. BROOKE TAYLOR
Owner and Fitness Trainer
Here we are approaching the NEW YEAR and our first thought that comes to mind is “how can we make this year different?” “How can I overcome my fears, shortcomings and leave my excuses at the door?” This is YOUR year! The one where you will not only set goals to accomplish, but you will CRUSH them.
Three ways to exceed your fitness goals and ensure your success in 2017:
Set Attainable Goals
Our goal is to create a healthy lifestyle and I believe that “it’s a marathon not a sprint to the finish line.” Rome was not build in a day so don’t put excess pressure on yourself.
Find Your Motivation
What is your motivation to succeed? Health? Fitting back into an old pair of jeans? Your children? A sport? Personal competition? Whatever your motive may be USE IT!
Develop a Plan Of Action
Set your schedule ahead of time. This only sets you up for success long term. When your workouts are built into your schedule then it leaves little wiggle room for failure.
#47. NICHOLE KELLERMAN WURTH
Fitness and Weight Loss Expert
Do what feels good for YOU and YOUR body
Make it FUN
Just 10 minutes counts
#48. JULIA CHAN
Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist
Here are my motivation tips
Find a Friend and Set a Goal
Working with a partner or in a team keeps you focused and accountable in reaching any fitness goal. Nothing like having like-minded people support and motivate you!
Try a cleanse that will help you support your workout routine. Consider eating clean and detox for 2-4 weeks. You will feel amazing and more than likely keep up with a cleaner lifestyle
Try Something Different
Try something you’ve always wanted to try, then do it. Make a list of all the things you’ve always wanted to do and have been making excuses why you haven’t done it.
#49. JUMA IRAKI
Certified Personal Trainer
Find Your Goals
Set a goal and spend some time thinking about the” why”. What is the reason you want to achieve this goal and try to be as specific as possible.
Devise a Plan
Find a training program that you enjoy and that you can stick to in the long run.
Focus primarily on whole food in your diet, but have some flexibility as well to enjoy some tasty food. Being too restrictive can make it difficult to stick to it in the long run.
#50. KEITH LAI
Focus on Small Wins
It’s not always about losing 1-2 pounds per week. Sometimes, for whatever reason, you might not lose any weight during the week. Don’t be discouraged from pushing forward.
Stop Looking for The Perfect Plan
The perfect workout or diet plan doesn’t exist. There is a NO workout plan with the perfect exercises, rest intervals, and rep scheme out there.
The perfect plan is the one where you just start and adapt based on your results and lifestyle.
We live in a generation where everyone wants everything handed to them on a silver platter. People have become unwilling to put in the work if they don’t see noticeable results quickly.
Workout Motivation Quote #5
“There’s no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard, and aim to be the best.”
Ronnie Coleman, eight-time Mr. Olympia
There are the first 50 Experts’ Advice!
Originally published in How To Motivate Yourself To Workout: 100 Experts Reveal Their Top 3 Tips For 2017