There goes that 5am alarm! But it’s cold outside and bed is so warm! What do you do — hit the snooze button or force yourself up to make that workout?
With a few strategies in place, you will find it much easier to make the right decision on the days you have scheduled to work out.
Look For a Workout Partner
Having a gym buddy can be one of the best ways to stay motivated. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, even paying people to go to the gym doesn’t make much of a difference when it comes to keeping them on track. Instead, most people who work out regularly are better off relying on the support of others.
Here are the reasons why having a workout buddy (or team of buddies) can benefit you:
- You know they will be there waiting for you so you can’t hit the snooze button
- You’ll always have company to distract you while you work out
- You can come up with fun ways to work out together
- You can support and encourage each other to hit new milestones
That’s why, even with most gyms building 24 hour programs to maximise their profits (even at the expense of getting their clients results) we prefer to keep our focus on running awesome group classes. Because, it’s proven… People get better results when they train with other people.
At CrossFit Marrickville our members experience an amazing community that help motivate each other to reach their goals. It’s a lot better than the awkward water fountain conversations you might experience at your local 24 hour gym.