Where will fitness take you in 2017?

exercise in 2017

Hello December! Can you believe it’s the end of 2016?

That brings us closer to 2017. With new years comes to goals. A lot of us set goals around fitness. Rather it’s to shed a few pounds, get healthy or run a 10k.

Fitness doesn’t have to be about going to the gym and slogging it out on the cross trainer for an hour. Routines like this get boring quickly and then we end up making excuses not to go to the gym.

So why not make 2017 a bit different and do something new? Try adding a bit of variety to your routine, we often forget exercise can be fun!

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So why not try some of the following:

  • Join a local boot camp and make friends.
  • Look into joining a cross fit gym.
  • Try every fitness class at your gym.
  • Sign up for half a marathon.
  • Set yourself the challenge of doing 10 push ups.
  • Buy some Proline Skates and re-live your childhood.
  • Buy one of those big trampolines and spent 10 minutes a day on it.
  • Do a squat challenge.
  • Take snowboard or ski lessons at your nearest slope.
  • Do a 30 day yoga challenge on YouTube.
  • Get a Fitbit and challenge your friends to who can do the most step in a week.
  • Start geocaching.
  • Try out Zumba.
  • Take an adult ballet class.
  • Just dance – get the Xbox Kenect out and play active games.
  • Cycle to work – also saves on bus fare or petrol.
  • Get a workout buddy to keep you motivated.

What new things will you try in 2017?

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  1. December 7, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    I started out so well and motivated in 2016 but it’s gone nothing but downhill since! I am planning on changing that next year by signing up to a couple of 5k runs and even a *gulp* 10k in October! There’s something about turning 30 that has got me all ‘argh I must sort my life out and I must get fit’!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  2. December 7, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    Next year I want to actually use the cross trainer that’s gathering dust in the corner of the lounge!

  3. December 7, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    I really need to charge up my Fitbit and get them steps in. I also would love to join the gym or some classes next year. I would like the me time!

  4. December 10, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    I got a Fitbit on sale this Black Friday and I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done! I used to track my steps with the MyFitnessPal app on my phone and never really thought about it. Now that I have the Fitbit I make sure to get my steps in every single day. I’ve set my goal low, much lower than the 10k they set. But I’m working my way up. I’m hoping by the end of 2017 I’ll be doing at least 5k steps a day. It’ll be slow going, but I’m confident.

  5. December 10, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    I just spent way too long looking at roller boots! I loved my pair in the 90’s

  6. December 12, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    Ooh I think I’ll be using a couple of these ideas! I have a half marathon booked in, but I really want to try some new things!

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