​6 ways to stay motivated after summer

When the weather turns chillier and the days aren’t quite as long, it can become challenging to stay motivated to keep up with your fitness routine. There are a few easy things you can do to stay motivated and ensure you keep up the hard work.

When the weather turns chillier and the days aren’t quite as long, it can become challenging to stay motivated to keep up with your fitness routine. There are a few easy things you can do to stay motivated and ensure you keep up the hard work.

1. Bring a Friend

When friends workout together, those friends are more likely to stay motivated individually. The next time you go for a run or hike, or to the gym, bring a friend.

Not only will you see a spike in your motivation, but you’ll also have a little more fun than you might when flying solo.

2. Invest in a Personal Trainer

If your friend isn’t quite the motivator you wish they were, you could always hire someone to be on your side. That’s a personal trainer’s job, after all, to encourage and push you to meet your goals and exceed your self-imposed limits. 

Melbourne Sports Centres have a team of experienced personal trainers ready for bookings, learn more here.

3. Try Group Fitness Activities

Similarly, group fitness activities can be a great way to add a little variety to your workout routine, as well as a bit of fun. Try a new class or a new way of working out that you’ve never tried before, whether it’s a body pump class or yoga. 

You might just discover something you love and want to continue doing for the rest of the season! Learn more about group fitness at Melbourne Sports Centres here.

4. Surround Yourself with Positive Quotes

Positive quotes don’t have to be cheesy cat posters you hang in your office, or serene landscape scenes with corporate-inspired motivational sayings. 

Download a cool wallpaper for your phone or laptop that features a positive quote. Scribble your favourite positive quote on a sticky note and put it on your mirror or refrigerator as an everyday reminder of your goals. 

5. Go Somewhere New

Sometimes all you need to see a spike in your motivation is some new surroundings. 

So, wherever you normally work out, mix it up. If you’re an outdoor runner, try a gym setting.If you’re a gym aficionado, get outside every once in a while. 

6. Try Some New Tech

Again, motivation can be inspired by the new and the different, so invest in some new tech or gear. You don’t even have to invest — you can find plenty of workout apps for free! 

If you’ve had your eye on a fancy pair of bluetooth-enabled running shoes for a while, maybe it’s a good time to splurge. Whatever your pick, you might just find it’s the key to getting you out of the house and back into your workout routine.