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How to Motivate Yourself to Go to the Gym

 

A gym membership is a great way to give yourself access to high-quality fitness equipment, classes, and trainers. However, many people who have gym memberships do not use them regularly. If you are trying to motivate yourself to go to the gym more often, there are several strategies you can try, such as rewarding yourself, connecting with people at your gym, and keeping your gym bag somewhere convenient.

  • Purchase an audiobook that you commit to listen to only at the gym.

Research has shown that only being able to listen to an audiobook while at the gym motivates people to go to the gym more often. Choose an audiobook that you are very interested in listening to so that this will motivate you.

If audiobooks are not your thing, then try making a list of movies you want to watch and only allow yourself to watch them while you are working out, such as while walking on the treadmill or using the elliptical machine.

You may also consider making a gym-only music playlist. Create a playlist of your favorite songs and commit to only listen to them during your gym workouts.

  •     Set up a reward system.

Knowing that you have something that you are working towards may also help you to stay motivated to go to the gym. Take some time to establish rewards for going to the gym a certain number of times weekly and monthly.

  • Keep your gym bag packed and ready.

Setting yourself up to head to the gym at a moment’s notice may be good motivation. You will have less of an excuse to skip the gym if you are totally prepared to go. Pack your gym bag and always stow it somewhere handy.

 

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