Top fitness tips to help you stay motivated

While most of us step into January with good intentions regarding the gym and healthy eating, it can be easy to lose motivation throughout the year and go back to our old habits.

Barrecore's founder Niki Rein shares her six top tips with HELLO! fashion on how to stay motivated throughout the year and why you don't even need to visit a gym to make the most of your fitness…

Scroll below for the top six tips…

Book in your workouts

Book in your workouts as non-negotiable meetings in your diary. By financially committing and pre-paying for classes or private training sessions you are likely to show up.

Try different styles of exercise

You need to look forward to your workouts – if you're not excited and motivated to go to the gym, try a different style of training. Go to cutting edge classes, book a new personal trainer, or try different types of classes a few times a week. This can really boost your motivation levels and spur on faster results. The more your mind is involved in your movement, the more results you will see.

Make working out a social activity

Life can get incredibly stressful and busy sometimes, and can get in the way of one of the two stress relievers, exercise and friendship. Instead, try pairing these two mood boosters and workout with your friends.

Be prepared with your nutrition

If you are eating poorly, you are likely to have low energy and therefore lack motivation to train. Make sure to order your groceries ahead of time to plan. If you are eating out at a restaurant, check out the menu beforehand to decide what to eat.

Workouts don't have to be long

Look for short workouts that easily fit into your schedule. There are many online workouts that heed fast results in under 25 minutes. Some are even without heavy sweating so you don't need to shower after.

Get exercising in the mornings

You have heard it before- early morning workouts are the best for your overall stress, lowering body fat, and your mental health. You will be happier, leaner and more motivated with your food and lifestyle choices if you exercise in the early hours of the day.

Barrecore founder Niki Rein started her fitness career working for celebrity fitness trainer Tracy Anderson, best known for helping Gwyneth Paltrow sculpt her body. The Seattle-born fitness trainer brought barre-based workouts to the UK, following their success in America - celebrity fans of this type of workout include Drew Barrymore, Demi Moore and Madonna.
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