Four Ways to Restart Your Fitness

You’ve fallen off the fitness wagon. It’s been months since you’ve done anything other than walk from the car to your job and back. Your idea of exercise has been lifting the fork to your face and moving from a lying position to a seated then standing one from the sofa. You’ve put back on the weight you once lost. You’re stuck, and you can’t seem to get motivated. What should you do?

1. Join a Group. There are loads of FREE Meetup groups you can find via There are clubs for walking, running, hiking, climbing, yoga, you name it. Most of them are free or of little cost. There are also running clubs out of any shoe store for which running shoes are the majority of what they sell. Getting involved in a group will hold you accountable and make it a social outing first, with exercise just being a side benefit. CrossFit Survival offers an opportunity to come to a few of our classes for free during Bring a Friend Week. The next one is Wednesday through Saturday, October 7-10.

2. Start Moving. Hike, jog, do push ups, ANYTHING! Just get your body moving again. Buy a video program like P90X and move along with it. Set a goal to jog 1 mile per day and stick to it. Even if you stick to it only 50% of the time, it’s more than you were doing before.

3. Check out a gym for a free session. Most gyms offer at least one free session. Take advantage of that. Go learn from a trainer, and get a good workout in. It will reinvigorate you and hopefully respark your desire to get in shape. CrossFit Survival offers a free session. Even if you’ve already done one with us, come do another!! You are also invited to join our BOOTCAMP class for up to 2 free sessions. These are held Tuesdays (5:30 am, 8:30 am, 12:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm), Thursdays (5:30 am, 8:30 am, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm) and Saturdays (8:30 am only).

4. Make Your Commitment Public. Ever notice how fighters tell the world they’re going to “beat so and so”? Or how athletes challenge their competitors publicly? They do this as a way to charge themselves up for the hard work that will follow in upholding that commitment to win. If you publicly tell all of your friends on Facebook you’re going to commit to training starting on Monday, you know at least someone is going to give you crap if you don’t do it.