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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Back Into The Swing Of Things - Starting Fitness Again After A Break


There’s no shame in taking a break from fitness. In fact, it is sometimes important to have a break for a few weeks or months to give your body time to recover from an illness or injury. Sometimes, the break might be necessary so that you can give your brain a bit of a rest from all that stamina and willpower!

However, there is always one worry on people’s minds whenever they are about to return to their fitness routine: will it be difficult and punishing? Well, it will be a bit tougher seeing as you have had a few weeks off. As long as you follow these tips, though, you should get back into the swing of things in no time at all.

Commit To Short Workouts

It will be necessary to start off with some short workouts so that you can build up to your usual workout routine and intensity over a couple of weeks. Plus, this gives you a chance to build up your stamina, motivation, and mental power from scratch again. Once you have completed a few of these shorter workouts, you will it is much easier to build up to some longer ones again.

Find A Workout Buddy

Working out doesn’t have to be solitary - why not find someone who can keep you motivated? In fact, you will find that you both stay much more motivated and focused ones you start hitting the gym or going running together. Not only that, though, but it also gives you a reason to turn up to your workout every time. After all, you won’t want to miss one as it means disappointing your training buddy!


Start Off At Home

If you have had a significant break away from any kind of exercise, then you might be a bit nervous about heading back to the gym. Because of this, lots of people prefer to start working out at home using an online training course like or using fitness videos that are on YouTube. Once you have built up your fitness, you will feel a lot more confident and ready to join the gym again or to go running in public.

Sign Up For An Event

Feel like you could do with some extra motivation? Why not sign up for a big event or challenge? If you have always enjoyed running, you might want to set yourself the challenge of completing the or another half or full marathon. Not too keen on running such a long way? If not, then you might prefer taking part in a challenging obstacle course. One of the most popular courses right now has to be Tough Mudders. These take place fairly regularly across the country. Once you’ve signed up for a big event or challenge, you will have something to work towards!

Getting back into the swing of things really isn’t that hard. Once you put your mind to it, you will find that you are back to your regular fitness levels in no time at all!