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Get Fit in 2019

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We may be on our way to the third month of 2019, but that doesn’t mean too much time has passed for you to work on your goals! One of the perks of living at The Element Apartment Homes in Mount Prospect, IL is access to amenities that can help you reach your fitness goals. Whether you want to use our renovated fitness center or our spacious yoga studio, start taking advantage of it now! Try these ideas for an effective approach to working out.

Set a Regular Time for Exercise

Working out at the same time every day will help make it a routine habit and part of your day that you can’t or don’t skip. Try a variety of times to find the one that works best for you, then stick to it.

Create a Routine

How you start, what exercises you do, and how you cool down all come into play. Explore the different types of workouts available to find one that works for you. If it’s been a while since you have been exercising regularly, this article at WebMD provides a good overview of appropriate questions to ask your doctor before you start a workout routine.

Track Your Progress

Whether you mark your progress in a notebook or an app like Fitbit or MyFitnessPal, tracking what you are accomplishing is a great way to reinforce the choice you made to exercise. It creates motivation on those days you just want to pull the covers over your head instead of going to work out.

Set Up a Support Group

Having a workout buddy can be a lot of fun, and it helps to have someone to be accountable to, as well. If you know your friend is going to be knocking on your door, you are more likely to get out of bed and head out to the gym.

Reward Yourself

Rewards are a strong motivation, and they can be an effective tool to help you maintain a workout schedule. The form the reward takes isn’t as important as simply creating a reward. Rewards can range from enjoying a healthy post-workout snack to watching an episode of your favorite TV show, to giving yourself equal time gaming, or even just paying yourself every time you work out. Add a dollar to a workout jar every time you make it to the fitness center, then at the end of the month purchase something you’ve been eying for some time.

If getting fit is part of your New Year’s resolutions, take full advantage of our convenient 24-hour fitness center to help you discover a better, stronger you. We wish you the best of luck in your fitness endeavors here in Mount Prospect, IL!