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Celebrate Fitness Week at the Esplanade with Giveaways and More

640px-Workout_Wagga_girls_warming_up_the_competitors_before_the_start_of_the_Lake_to_LagoonCome on down to the fitness center to help celebrate the Esplanade’s Fitness Week starting on Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 22.

In addition to getting a great workout in, we’ll also be serving water and protein bars, and will be giving away $50 Nike Gift cards—you won’t want to miss out!

We’ve also pulled together a list of some of our favorite tips and tricks to kick off fitness week by planning for success. Check it out:

Do something you love

A good workout is a challenge, and it’s easy to give up on something if you loathe doing it. If you’re not sure what you love, try a bunch of different exercises to see which you like the best. Dancing? Swimming? Yoga? Use the discovery process to find out what gets you excited, and it’ll inspire you to keep going back for more.

Be flexible with your schedule

In her audiobook, Feeding Your Focus, change strategist, Kristine Oller, suggests creating blocks of time each day that aren’t dedicated to any particular activity. You can then use these times to go to the gym, read a book, or work on any specific project. If, for example, you can’t make it to the gym on Monday due to a last-minute change in schedule, you can simply use the next period of blocked off time to dedicate to it.

Grab a buddy

There’s power in numbers—literally! Having a great workout partner will keep your fitness goals and routine on track. One of the reasons it works is that your partner holds you accountable to your workout and will encourage you to keep going—even if you feel like you’ve reached your limit.

Fake it ‘til you make it

It’s difficult to go into a new workout regiment without dreading the coming pain. But remember, the more positively we think about something, the more likely it is that we’ll enjoy it. That’s the great thing about the human mind—we can almost rewire our brains to think more positively about a situation, just by pretending to be more positive. Need proof? Check out this article on how a simple change to something like walking, can enhance your mood.

We’re excited to get fit and healthy with you next week!