Quitting Fitness -Why You Gave Up
50 Percent of People Who Start An Exercise Program Drop Out Within The First Six Months*
♦ Typical Reasons For Avoiding Exercise ♦
No Time – No Money – Discomfort- Too Tired – Bad Weather
No Room – Fear – No One To Exercise With – No Family Support
♦ Typical Reasons For Quitting An Exercise Routine ♦
Exhaustion From Taking On Too Much – Unrealistic Goals
Overworking Yourself – Using Inappropriate Equipment
Trying To Keep Up With Your Friends – Injury – Boredom
♦ How To Stick To Your Fitness Routine ♦
♦ Make realistic short-term goals that you feel you can accomplish.
♦ If you can’t afford a personal trainer, purchase, or borrow DVDs, and exercise instruction books.
♦ Hire a personal trainer to give you a solid foundation, and to help you with your fitness goals.
♦ Manage your time. Set a goal of 15 or 20 minutes daily. Once you’ve established your routine, add more time, and then another day.
♦ Take your time getting used to a fitness routine. The most important thing is consistency. Stay on track, and you’ll begin to see results. One of the early results, is that you’ll feel better and have more energy.
*Research suggests that 50% of persons starting an exercise program will drop out within the first 6 months (Wilson and Brookfield, 2009).
Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City. To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.