4 Foolproof Methods for Sticking to Your Fitness Resolution

Retro Fitness, a Leading Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Franchise,
Offers Strategies That Will Keep You Motivated and On-Track All Year Long

COLTS NECK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Studies have shown that our New Year’s fitness resolutions are more
likely to fall by the wayside than to succeed. Achieving a
healthier lifestyle requires commitment and determination throughout the
whole year. That’s why Retro
—a leading national low-cost, high-value fitness
franchise—has compiled four foolproof strategies to see you through all
of 2017.

“Your body and mind need time to adjust to a new routine until it
becomes habitual,” says Eric Casaburi, CEO and founder of Retro Fitness,
noting that most give up on their resolutions after the first month. “We
all want instant gratification, but a healthy lifestyle doesn’t work
that way. It requires a series of small lifestyle changes that over time
will help you reach your fitness goals. Sticking it out is the hardest
component of any resolution, so it’s a good idea to employ a few tricks
or strategies to stay motivated throughout the year.”

  • Set smaller, more easily attainable goals on the path to a
    larger goal.
    Many people sabotage their New Year’s resolutions
    by creating unrealistic goals. Before setting goals, make sure they
    are attainable and can be broken down into a series of smaller
    achievements. For example, if you’re training for a marathon, make
    your first goal running for a mile without stopping or cutting junk
    food out of your diet.
  • Celebrate non-scale victories. If you’re constantly
    measuring your weight-loss, it can be discouraging when the scale
    doesn’t reflect the amount of hard work you’re putting in. There are a
    bunch of other indicators that signify progress, such as: better
    sleep, fewer cravings, more energy, seeing your resting heart rate
    drop, looser pants, more endurance and if people start asking if you
    lost weight.
  • Don’t save it for the weekend. Our lives are more hectic
    than ever and it’s difficult to carve out time for exercising during
    the week. We’ve all used the excuse “I’ll work out harder on the
    weekend,” to skip a weekday workout, but it’s time to stop that habit.
    Studies have shown that it’s actually better to exercise for shorter
    periods four times a week than to work out for a longer session two
    days a week.
  • Spice it up and supplement exercise with activities you enjoy.
    Doing the same thing over and over again gets old quickly. Instead
    of always following the same exercise routine, intersperse your
    favorite activities (like tennis, cycling, dancing, rock climbing,
    boxing, etc.) into your workout plan.

About Retro Fitness

Founded in 2004 by entrepreneur Eric Casaburi, Retro Fitness has evolved
from a regional Northeast gym concept into a national fitness system
with more than 150 gyms open in 16 states. Under Casaburi’s leadership,
Retro Fitness is expanding its footprint with more than 100 gyms in its
development pipeline and plans to have 250 gyms open in the next two
years in new, major markets, such as Florida, Illinois, California,
Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah,
Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Each Retro Fitness location is equipped
with a full-service fitness center, including 60-100 pieces of equipment
supplied by leading manufacturers. The burgeoning franchise has placed
in the top 300 of Entrepreneur’s magazine’s prestigious Franchise
500 list for six consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.retrofitness.com,
and to learn more about franchise opportunities visit www.retrofranchising.com.


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