Today’s post is very appropriate for this time of year.  We have passed the initial phase with the new gym and most students are involved in extracurricular activities. With that said, I have noticed a slight drop in attendance.  No matter what gym you belong to, it is important to keep exercise as a part of your schedule.  While some people need motivation to begin, others need motivation to continue. 

If you haven’t started exercising, I can’t stress enough the importance.  From limiting your disease risk to increasing your lifespan, exercise is beneficial to your body on infinite levels.  If you are on a program but aren’t excited by it anymore then something needs to change.  Boredom in an exercise program is a pitfall that many people are unfortunately subjected to.  It ruins any motivation and really can hinder improvements that someone wants or needs to make.

Trying something new might be the spark.  There are so many different options for you to do independently or with a group: biking, running, rowing, swimming, lifting weights, and group classes. Another option might be to choose an athletic event such as a 5K, short triathlon, adventure race, or even a personal goal.  These will give you a training goal to work towards.  A third option would be to join a social club that organizes sporting events such as beach volleyball, soccer, kickball, football and more.  For students of Columbus, we offer a number of intramural sports teams.  Adding something new and different might help you get exited about exercise again along with introducing your body to new movements and challenges. 

All options aside, he focal point of this article is to get motivated.  

I leave you with this quote from Albert Einstein to go into the weekend. 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving forward”