5 tips to stay active this February

April 18, 2018
Life-Sweat

5 tips to stay active this February from Alex, co-founder of GoSweat

Variety performance

Fed up of that same route you run every week? Bored of your gym routine? Try something different, change the way you sweat! How about a Silent Disco Bootcamp or Filipino stick fighting? Candlelit yoga or Quidditch? Use the GoSweat website to discover all sorts of new ways to stay active. What’s more by trying new things you’re far more likely to have fun and stay motivated. Trust me it’s hard to get bored when you’re Filipino stick fighting! You’ll be working different parts of your body, meeting new people and learning new skills, what’s not to like? There’s so much to do so why not try something new?

Buy a dog*

Ok buying one might be a bit much, but you can always borrow one, or just pretend! But really, you shouldn’t need the excuse of a dog to get out and go walking. There’s nothing better than a nice long walk on a weekend. The fresh air, peace and quiet and all that greenery is great for your wellbeing. There’s dozens of parks, canals and commons all across London. Dog or no dog, exploring them by foot is a brilliant way to stay active and discover parts of London you never knew existed. So what’s your excuse? Stick your boots on and go for a walk, it’s a simple as that.

*No purchase necessary if you already own one.

Rekindle an old flame

Did you used to love playing football at the weekend? Live for those Saturday afternoon games of lacrosse? Race to the pool after school? But then you left school, got a job and well stopped all those sports. Why not rekindle that flame? Rediscovering a sport you once loved is a great way to get active again this February. If you really want to stay active then chose a sport you really enjoy, you’re far more likely to stick at it then. On GoSweat there’s loads of opportunities to get back into sports. We have rugby, womens football, fencing, tennis and many more. Team sports don’t have to stop when you leave school. With GoSweat you’ve now got no excuse not to get back into them. So go on, rekindle that flame this February.

Friends/family

Finding an exercise partner or two is a great way to get the most out of any activity. People that exercise together are far more likely to stick at something than those that train alone. Friendships can grow or new friends can be made. Why not get a group of friends together and group book an activity on GoSweat. You could take it turns to each choose a weekly activity and all go together. If you’re not sure what to do then use GoSweat.com. By exercising together you can motivate and inspire each other, and most importantly have a load of fun. Staying active this February really doesn’t have to be dull!

Realistic and enjoyable goals

Decide what and how much exercise you want to do a week. You don’t have to be in the gym for hours everyday or running half marathons every night. It’s unsustainable and often counterproductive. Rather than setting yourself narrow goals like weightloss decide how you want to stay active, make that your main objective. Maybe you could walk to work one morning? Or decide to try one new sport a week. Perhaps you could aim to encourage a friend to join you or try and explore one a new place a week. Remember, staying active doesn’t just mean restricting yourself to the confines of a bright sweaty gym. Sure it can play a big role but why not set goals that focus on wellbeing, fun and discovery rather than your BMI or bicep size. If you make these your goals all the other stuff quickly falls into place.

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Alex is a Cheerleader, not literally pompom wheelding (unfortunately), but he does install enthusiasm and drive performance, and has been known to do the occasional jig.

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