COLTS NECK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Studies have shown that our New Year’s fitness resolutions are more likely to fall by the wayside than to succeed. Achieving a healthier lifestyle requires commitment and determination throughout the whole year. That’s why Retro Fitness—a leading national low-cost, high-value fitness franchise—has compiled four foolproof strategies to see you through all of 2017.
“Your body and mind need time to adjust to a new routine until it becomes habitual,” says Eric Casaburi, CEO and founder of Retro Fitness, noting that most give up on their resolutions after the first month. “We all want instant gratification, but a healthy lifestyle doesn’t work that way. It requires a series of small lifestyle changes that over time will help you reach your fitness goals. Sticking it out is the hardest component of any resolution, so it’s a good idea to employ a few tricks or strategies to stay motivated throughout the year.”
- Set smaller, more easily attainable goals on the path to a larger goal. Many people sabotage their New Year’s resolutions by creating unrealistic goals. Before setting goals, make sure they are attainable and can be broken down into a series of smaller achievements. For example, if you’re training for a marathon, make your first goal running for a mile without stopping or cutting junk food out of your diet.
- Celebrate non-scale victories. If you’re constantly measuring your weight-loss, it can be discouraging when the scale doesn’t reflect the amount of hard work you’re putting in. There are a bunch of other indicators that signify progress, such as: better sleep, fewer cravings, more energy, seeing your resting heart rate drop, looser pants, more endurance and if people start asking if you lost weight.
- Don’t save it for the weekend. Our lives are more hectic than ever and it’s difficult to carve out time for exercising during the week. We’ve all used the excuse “I’ll work out harder on the weekend,” to skip a weekday workout, but it’s time to stop that habit. Studies have shown that it’s actually better to exercise for shorter periods four times a week than to work out for a longer session two days a week.
- Spice it up and supplement exercise with activities you enjoy. Doing the same thing over and over again gets old quickly. Instead of always following the same exercise routine, intersperse your favorite activities (like tennis, cycling, dancing, rock climbing, boxing, etc.) into your workout plan.
About Retro Fitness
Founded in 2004 by entrepreneur Eric Casaburi, Retro Fitness has evolved from a regional Northeast gym concept into a national fitness system with more than 150 gyms open in 16 states. Under Casaburi’s leadership, Retro Fitness is expanding its footprint with more than 100 gyms in its development pipeline and plans to have 250 gyms open in the next two years in new, major markets, such as Florida, Illinois, California, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Each Retro Fitness location is equipped with a full-service fitness center, including 60-100 pieces of equipment supplied by leading manufacturers. The burgeoning franchise has placed in the top 300 of Entrepreneur’s magazine’s prestigious Franchise 500 list for six consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.retrofitness.com, and to learn more about franchise opportunities visit www.retrofranchising.com.