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Getting Fit in 2023

Tips for Setting (and Achieving) Fitness Goals

Setting fitness goals is a great way to start off the new year! Have you thought about yours yet?

Your goals can be as simple as you like — from a daily, paced cycle in our Spin Studio to a robust game of racquetball at our Pittsburgh gym — you know what type of exercise you’ll enjoy most.

But achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be challenging, especially if that means changing some habits. Whether you’re just starting out or trying to push past previous plateaus, setting realistic and achievable goals makes it easier to stay motivated.

Let’s dive into a few tips for setting your 2023 fitness objectives.

Keep It Real

Make sure your goals are attainable. It can be tempting to go all in, but setting expectations that are too high could lead to burnout and frustration.

Trying to lose weight? Set a goal that’s within reach and track-able. For example, aim to steadily lose 1-2 pounds each week. If that seems slow, just remember that sustainable weight loss takes time. Start with patience and a plan you’ll be able to achieve.

Mix It Up

Don’t be afraid to vary your gym routine with different types of workouts and activities. If you’re a regular on the treadmill, add Zumba for a great cardio workout that’s a blast! Or think about adding free weights or circuit training to your gym time.

Fresh, new activities will keep you motivated and prevent boredom – and if you need guidance for how to move forward with unfamiliar workouts – a personal trainer can make sure you’re on the right track.

Make It Fun

Find a gym buddy to celebrate your victories with! The more fun you make it, the more likely you are to stick with it!

Creating and sticking with resolutions can help jump start a healthier lifestyle, and with these basic tips, setting achievable goals for 2023 is within reach.

Happy healthy living from the fit fam at the best gym in Pittsburgh!