During the holiday season, it can be hard to find time for your workouts. In between shopping, planning for gatherings, attending parties, and all the other things that go with the holidays, it might seem like there’s no room left in your schedule for working out.
That’s why you have to make the room. While you’re writing your to-do list for festive occasions and trips to the store, you have to create a line for your personal training or other exercise classes. We want to see you in A4 Fitness studio for Crossfit and personal training in Los Angeles, so commit the time and come work out with us. We know you’ll be happy you did.
Here’s how you balance workouts and the holidays:
1. Make a Regular Workout Date With Yourself and a Workout Buddy
Exercise is so important during the holidays. It’s also a great way to maintain your weight when there are lots of holiday treats to indulge in. To ensure you stay healthy at this crucial time, jot down a regular workout date on your calendar. Schedule it on repeat, for how ever often you usually work out. Need motivation to get to the studio? Make your workout session a buddy date. You can chat about holiday happenings with your workout partner and motivate each other to succeed.
2. Turn Chores and Errands Into a Workout Opportunity
Even if the extra commitments and responsibilities of the holiday season mean you have to cut down your workout schedule a bit, you can still exercise. Instead of keeping up your everyday personal training session, you can always scale it back to 3 days a week and then take other opportunities to get in a workout. While shopping, don’t worry about grabbing the closest parking spot. Be happy to walk wherever it is you’re going. Additionally, you should always opt for taking stairs over an elevator, if you can. When running errands, put on your athletic shoes and power-walk from one place to another.
3. De-Stress With a Fitness Class
Many people get stressed during the holidays. If this is you, turn to your workouts as a way to alleviate excess anxiety. When you can look at your personal training classes and other exercise classes as ways to take time for yourself during a busy season, you might be more likely to attend them. On the other hand, if they’re thought of as just another thing to do, you’re likely to push them to the end of an already-full list of activities.
At A4 Fitness, we want you to enjoy getting, being, and staying healthy. We strive to encourage you to keep up a regular workout regime, whether it’s personal training in Los Angeles in our studio or keeping fit when you’re away from us. If you’d like to chat more about how to stay in great shape during the holidays or any time of year, come see us! We’d love to talk and to show you around our studio!
Adam & Amanda
We have spent most of our adult lives training and guiding hundreds of people toward better health & fitness. We have created this A4 Blog in order to better educate our friends & members. We will answer any of your health / fitness / nutrition questions as well as keeping you posted on what's new at A4.