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Fitness and motivation / December 09, 2016

4 Ways To Stay On Track During The Festive Period

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There's a reason why gym's are chock-a-block in January - because so many of us throw caution into the wind and undo all of our hard work over the Christmas period. 

We're not suggesting you have to deprive yourself over Christmas (that would just be silly), but it's important to exercise some common sense when it comes to indulging. The best thing you can do is to maintain a regular exercise routine, however with parties, shopping and getting everything sorted at work before the holidays, we know this can sometimes be easier said than done. 

Check out our 5 ways to stay on track during the festive period!

1. Plan. Plan. Plan

Have a look at what events you have coming up in the next few weeks and schedule your workouts around them. If you know you're visiting family for a few days then make sure these are your rest days so you don't miss out. Be flexible - if you have your Christmas party when you would usually go to a spin class, then try a different class in the morning before work. That way you can still get your workout in and you can even try out a new class! A flexible membership like MoveGB is perfect for this (forgive us for the cheeky plug!) 

2. Make time for exercise

You may have to forgoe your hour long gym session or yoga class, but there's no reason you can't fit some exercise in. Go for a quick run, smash a 7 minute workout or try an at home workout

3. Get a workout buddy

Find someone else who also wants to stay fit over the Christmas period and make a pledge to train together. This can help you stay accountable - you're far less likely to skip workouts if you know you're letting someone else down other than yourself. 

4. Get everyone involved

Christmas is filled with family and friends so why not all get active together! Boxing day rounders or bike ride anyone?

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Written by Laura

After 3 years of excess at uni took a serious toll on my waistline and wellbeing, I found that a love for strength training, HIIT and spin classes were key to keeping me healthy and happy. I'm at the forefront of finding out and creating awesome stuff about health, fitness and happiness for our Movers and when I'm not at work I love nothing more than pizza and prosecco in the sun with friends. What motivates me? Knowing that life is short...

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