Have you ever made a plan to workout just to eventually scrap it because you had no motivation? Well, if you’re like a lot of people, you could benefit from having an accountability system and the right partner to keep you on track. More people will commit to a program when the right system is in place. According to Eva Redpath, a Nike Training Club Master Trainer, having a system in place means having the ultimate teammate, coach, and cheerleader. Here are Eva’s top tips for staying on track:
1. Find An Accountability Partner
It could be your best friend, a family member or co-worker. An accountability partner should be inspirational, have similar goals, but not necessarily at the same level, and who has a comparable schedule to yours.
2.Find A Group Or Community
There is power in a community. When you need to be pulled out of a fitness funk or you want to throw in the towel you can usually count on a community of people to pull you out and provide much needed motivation.
3.Establish Your Intention
Know your why. Know why you want to workout. When you want to quit go back to your why and remember why you started in the first place.
4.Establish The Format
Once you have found an accountability partner, whether it’s a person or a community, you need to establish what exactly you’re going to do for exercise. Is it going to be a run club? Is it a pre-registered 8-week period of classes? Perhaps you and your partner will join a gym together.
5.Establish Your Schedule
Know your schedule so you can commit to it. Will you go to a class once a week or twice a week? Is it weekend yoga with your partner and then brunch together? Don’t forget to block time for it in your calendar.
Following these tips and sticking to your workout plan can enable you to push yourself outside of your comfort zone, which helps you to grow and become a better version of yourself.
About Eva Redpath
A dancer and athlete for most of her life, Eva is a certified Group Fitness Expert, creator of Body Conditioning by Dancers, business owner, educator and spokesperson. She is also Canada’s first and only Nike Master Trainer.