Functional Training Zones

Exercise with a PURPOSE!

by Ryan Krane, MS, CPT, PES, CES

So we all go to exercise regularly whether it is playing a sport, taking a class, or just going to the gym. How many of you rush through your workouts just to get it done? Or do you find yourself skipping certain parts of the workout because they are boring or take too much time? If I had to guess, we are all guilty of cutting corners during our workouts... Over the years I have learned that people rush through their workouts because they don't have enough time, their workouts are boring, and are lacking motivation.

My clients ask me all the time how to maintain their motivation while exercising. Who wants to hear some of my secrets? Well, I am going to tell you... Listed below are three proven strategies to stay motivated and not rush through your workouts:

Exercise at a time of the when you are most alert

For example, this varies from person to person, but this may be before work, during your lunch break, or in the evenings after work. Find the time of the day that works for you and stick to it!

Listen to music

All my clients that listen to music are more engaged and pumped up. Find the music you like and bring it with you to all your workouts... Music can change EVERYTHING!!

Perform different workouts or exercises

For example, if you regularly run on the treadmill try running outside or even playing a sport such as tennis or soccer. This will offer the variety that you need.

And there you have it... Follow these simple steps to avoid rushing through workouts... By implementing any of these three strategies you will be on your way to completing your workouts with a BANG. Please share what's working for you on my Facebook Fan Page as I want to hear from you! Until then, exercise safely and always listen to your body...

Personal Note:
2014 has gotten off to a great start and I am super eager and excited for what's in store... One of the main reasons why I am super excited is I am going through an amazing 30 Day Challenge put on by Chalene Johnson, who is amazing at what she does. I am getting so much clarity in my business and how to help YOU achieve your goals!! Check it out here:

This year I am going to be offering my own exercise challenge and will have this up and running within the next few months so stay tuned for details on this... Wishing everyone a great year ahead!

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