Seven Simple Ways To Get back Into Fitness

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Getting back into fitness after a seriously long time away from it is not easy, but a few mindset changes can make all the difference.

It’s not easy after such major shifts in the world to get your mojo back and get into a fitness routine, especially if weightloss is your goal. But there are simple and easy ways to make it work so you can get that booty back.

Once you engage in something you enjoy, you will feel the benefits quickly, and want to do more.

Try a new type of class; there are a lot of new fitness classes around, and now is a better time than ever to try something new. From pilates to indoor cycling, yoga or running clubs, push yourself to try something new. You might even like it.

It’s ok to go to the back of the class: Getting back into fitness without the stress is all about an understated approach. Even if you are regularly one of the people right at the front of a class, this is a great time to go to the back and ease into it gradually.

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Trying a new fitness class is a good way to re-engage with fitness

Buy new gear; You might be surprised how much new fitness gear stimulates you into action. Even a new pair of trainers will encourage you to step out and even to work harder.

Don’t tell anyone; Lots of expert advice says to train with a friend to your get your fitness mojo back, but after so long out of the game, start small and go your own way. Train with a friend when you are feeling stronger and more confident.

Stretching; This can be a good way to open up the body and remind yourself what it feels like to push a bit. Stretching can easily be done in the confines of your own home in front of the TV and makes you feel fabulous before you’ve even started to workout.

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If you have taken a long time away from fitness, it will take time for your body to adjust

Do things differently; The world has changed so why shouldn’t your workout? If you were into hard core weights training before, you can ease up and go to pilates classes or try something less strenuous and go hard later.

Don’t overdo it; If you have taken a long time away from fitness, it will take time for your body to adjust to working out again, and there is no rush. Don’t push yourself to hard too soon, as it could put yout off your fitness, which is the last thing you want right now.

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Renae Leith-Manos

Editor and Founder of Bondi Beauty

Renae Leith-Manos loves fitness, new beauty products, long chats and long flights. She is at her best when traveling the world writing about luxury hotels and Michelin Star restaurants ( She has had a colourful media career as a journalist inmagazines and newspapers, in Australia and Asia. She spends her time writing, cooking, consulting to new businesses, running and working out.

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